Unlike charity, democracy doesn’t begin at home. It didn’t at mine for sure, when I was growing up. Nor at most of my friends’.
25 Nov 2017
Aah, so it’s not going to be mandated the national dish of India, after all.
05 Nov 2017
I make an annual pilgrimage to Odisha. I come for the Literary Festival that The New Indian Express (TNIE) organises in Bhubaneswar every October-November, but—while there—I never fail to ‘matha theko
29 Oct 2017
Scientists see the end of humanity looming in the distance. Google’s chief of engineering Ray Kurzweil says humanity will end in 2045, and robots will take over.
10 Sep 2017
It will be 20 years on Tuesday since Mother Teresa died. August 31 was the 20th death anniversary of Princess Diana.
03 Sep 2017
We Indians are a peculiar lot.
27 Aug 2017
The sensitivity being shown both in Gujarat and Japan is commendable. But I guess, in both cases, people won’t mind if they miss the flight or their room reservation.
20 Aug 2017
The most important thing in communication, they say, is hearing what isn’t said.
13 Aug 2017
There were two bits of good news for Indian men last week. First, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to create a ‘window’ in its online co
29 Jul 2017
Music doesn’t just make you go down memory lane, it makes you sprint down it.
23 Jul 2017
Raising the curtain on the tenth edition of India Couture Week, which opens in New Delhi today.
22 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.
10 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
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