Ayodhya verdict on expected lines
One must see this issue from the point of view of an average Hindu. Kashi, Ayodhya and Mathura are as holy to him as Mecca is to a Muslim or Jerusalem is to a Christian.
16 Nov 2019
The Meaning of India
Through a collection of newspaper columns written over the years, Pavan K Varma presents his views on the present-day Indian and stresses the relevance of Chanakya in today’s times, and a need for de
09 Nov 2019
Corporates, celebs must walk the eco talk
Festivals like Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Visarjan, Durga Puja, etc are the safety valves for the common man, who are otherwise oppressed and marginalised.
03 Nov 2019
Indian population bomb is ticking
When we were growing up, one of the questions we often answered in examinations was about the population explosion in India.
19 Oct 2019
For better cities, borrow from the past
Travellers used to sing paeans to our ancient and medieval cities. They said no country in the world had such well-planned streets. Can anyone say this in the present?
06 Oct 2019
A Tech Truce in the Language War
Another language controversy has broken out after the home minister talked about making Hindi a unifying language for India.
21 Sep 2019
Onam, a celebration of equality
India is a land of festivals. There is perhaps no day in the calendar where some community is not celebrating a festival or the other.
07 Sep 2019
Triple talaq A discrimination that will be a hindrance
The plight of the abandoned women among Hindus is the most pathetic as they cannot remarry or start a family.
24 Aug 2019
A historical inevitability
Finally, the Article 370 and 35 (A) have been thrown into the dustbin of history. There have been many who are crying foul about this decision.
11 Aug 2019
Indian Youth in the Grip of Pop Spirituality
Recently, I was interacting with a large group of youngsters in their early twenties.
27 Jul 2019
Poor Exam Process Breeds Mediocrity
Recently, a video about the toughness of the IIT-JEE went viral on social media.
13 Jul 2019
Provoking the Mind
Covering a host of diverse topics from a political assassination to caste issues, here is a collection with the perfect sweet-and-sour aftertaste
04 Jul 2019
We have to nurture audacious dreams
In 1493, Pope Alexander VI issued a papal bull or decree that authorised Spain and Portugal to colonise, convert and enslave the rest of the world.
28 Jun 2019
The State has failed in its basic duties
India accounts for the 15 of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world. Around 12 lakh Indians die every year due to the uncontrollable air pollution.
14 Jun 2019
A Noble but Alien Narrative Unravels
This was one election which was fought not on any positive agendas, but on viciously negative propaganda.
01 Jun 2019
Real education starts after college
The results of Class X and XII have come for almost all boards. The social media is flooded with elated parents giving congratulatory messages to their wards.
18 May 2019
Tragedy of India’s happiness
A recent survey concluded that Indians are the most vacation-deprived people. We can see how much most people are struggling to meet their two ends meet.
05 May 2019
Follow Sustainable Development Model
One of the most ubiquitous sights in any Indian city is the row of leaky water tankers carrying water from the suburbs to some posh apartment complex or residential colony.
18 Apr 2019
'Diary of a Malayali Madman' review: Caught in the age of unreason
What is madness? The society considers any deviation from what is accepted as normal as mad. The problem is, who decides what is normal.
13 Apr 2019
Ask the right questions, choose wisely
In a few days, the world’s largest democracy would exercise its mandate.
06 Apr 2019
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test