Ravi Shankar


Ravi Shankar

2017 the year of the Bully

Videographed murders and Christmas terror. Karni Sena and Kim Jong-un. Anti-Romeo squads and Harvey Weinstein. Cow vigilantism and caste aggression.

31 Dec 2017

Supply Sense to India’s  Sexual Sensibility

Sex invariably gets governments’ knickers in a twist. Last week, television channels were banned from showing condom advertisements between 6 am and 10 pm.

16 Dec 2017

For swachh Bharat,start with swachh Dilli

After the Mask of Zorro, it’s the Mask of Sorrow in Delhi. Last week, the Indian cricket team thumped Sri Lanka on Feroz Shah Kotla grounds.

09 Dec 2017

A royal wedding and the art of easing up

There is the frivolous and there is fun. Though joined at the hip by the Thesaurus, frivolity is not always fun as recent events like the Padmavati pandemonium suggest.

02 Dec 2017

Fringe holds sense hostage to pop history

Once upon a time in India, the fringe represented a pulchritudinous 1960s film star with beguiling eyes and Mona Lisa smile, whose haircut gave a signature style and phrase to generations; even to tho

25 Nov 2017

It’s time to give India the capital it deserves

With pride doesn’t always come prejudice.

12 Nov 2017

China’s own 9/11 certain if it keeps helping Pak

Empires are godfathers that oversee the churning of history.

05 Nov 2017

BJP just the vehicle of Nehru’s fall, not cause

Reorganising heaven is a tricky task. Mao Zedong is still China’s top deity; an eastern version of Zeus plus Brahma on steroids.

29 Oct 2017

Right on Time in Saxony

Germany’s luxury watch manufacturer launches a new timepiece, which 
celebrates the marquee brand’s heritage and craftsmanship  By RAvi Shankar

21 Oct 2017

Clean up the past, not downgrade history

Monuments are the eternal ambassadors of history.

15 Oct 2017

Discrimination in guilt at Ryan international

The common public in ancient Rome used the ‘organised shouting’ method to claim the attention of the elite.

17 Sep 2017

Time for Saudi Arabia to shelter the Rohingyas

We live in the Age of the Refugee. Political strife and sectarian violence have displaced millions of people, rendering them practically stateless.

10 Sep 2017

There is a dark side to knowledge society

Evil is having a whale of a time. Parents and teachers are getting the blues. Children are falling victim to the macabre Blue Whale.

03 Sep 2017

Lady justice is alive and well in India

History is often written by rewriting history. The week that passed was historic in the sense it belonged to the Judiciary.

27 Aug 2017

Congress denying India a credible opposition

Irony aside, it is the right of the people to elect the government they deserve. It is also their right to elect the Opposition they deserve.

20 Aug 2017

The insecure discover favouritism as excuse

Selectivity is a tool used by the establishment to define the difference.

13 Aug 2017

Expediency as ethics is the new normal

Politics is the art of excuses.

29 Jul 2017

B-Town’s cosy club is about clan and class

Clan, class and caste determine the power structure of great enterprises.

23 Jul 2017

Nationalism does not mean breaking the nation into pieces in the name of liberal thought: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah tells Express his definition of nationalism, government’s Naxalite strategy and dealing with Pakistan.

16 Jul 2017

Nationalist realpolitik in international policy

An official visit of a Prime Minister or a President is a signal to both allies and enemies that change is underway.

09 Jul 2017

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