Urban India’s political majority serves its economic minority. The two may seem to live together peaceably, but the relationship is anything but peaceful, or equal.
16 Jul 2017
That does it. I’m taking Otrivin off my monthly shopping list.
09 Jul 2017
Maybe this winter, Sara Elwin will be able to go out to play when she gets back from school.
25 Jun 2017
Hiring may be serious business but reading résumés has its light moments.
18 Jun 2017
Erich Segal couldn’t have been more wrong.
11 Jun 2017
Why are women’s legs taboo in India? Why is baring your midriff all right in mixed company, but not your knees? Why is it ok to wear a saree even if it comes with a hanky masquerading as a blouse, but
04 Jun 2017
The CBSE and ICSE boards’ Class 10 and 12 results are being declared this weekend. So, I’m told, are some of the state boards’ results.
28 May 2017
For the umpteenth time this year, The Guardian has published an exultant article on how books are back, trumping e-readers and cocking a snook at the latter’s technodazzled supporters.
21 May 2017
It’s the sixth anniversary of our Delhi weekend paper, The Sunday Standard. It’s also six years since I began writing this column.
16 Apr 2017
Idiocy is anything but racist. It affects people of all colours and races equally, and sometimes with such ridiculous outcomes that one doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
09 Apr 2017
Black is certainly not beautiful in India. Chatting in a Mumbai café, a Sudanese student sitting at the next table told my friend that the first ‘Indian’ word he learnt was a pejorative ‘Kallu’.
02 Apr 2017
Addiction is bad, be it to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or sex. But what if your crutch is something you don’t even consider an addiction? Like entitlement?
26 Mar 2017
What’s in a comma? About $10 million, it seems.
19 Mar 2017
If any further proof was needed of India’s diversity, it came on Saturday.
12 Mar 2017
We didn’t really need science to enlighten us.
26 Feb 2017
Guilt has “quick ears” to accusation even when it’s not articulated, even if it emanates from deep within oneself.
19 Feb 2017
The best thing my parents did for me was something they actually did for themselves: buy and read books non-stop, and leave them all around the house.
12 Feb 2017
Technology was supposed to help man, but it’s taken on a Mr Hyde role of hindrance instead
05 Feb 2017
A friend said something very interesting the other day. She said she wouldn’t know how to spend a billion dollars even if the money was handed to her.
29 Jan 2017
Stereotyping people, though ill-advised, is entertaining.
15 Jan 2017
With a sky that’s greyer than Mulayam’s mood and pollutants dancing in the air, the doctors’ chambers in Delhi are overflowing.
08 Jan 2017