MGR could, Jaya could, Rajini can’t

After all, there are limits that Rajinikanth must necessarily face when he is trying to cash in on Dravida pride without being Dravida.

24 Jan 2021

The wonder that’s the Indian farmer

The farmers’ agitation has become something of an Indian phenomenon.

17 Jan 2021

Is this what democracy has come to?

Barack Obama put it right when he said that violence at the US Capitol Hill had brought shame to the US.

10 Jan 2021

Columnist TJS George thinks he is God, says Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan

I am writing this letter not to rebut what you have written in your piece in the New Indian Express today that is on 27.12.2020.

03 Jan 2021

Governorship is boring. Power matters

Arif Mohammed Khan must be the most frustrated politician in India today.

27 Dec 2020

Decline & fall of the Congress. Again

The power of Indira’s personality gave it some weight. With that gone, the Congress turned uninspiring, to say the least.

20 Dec 2020

The long march: Indian version

The reality that stares at the world today is that farmers are on the rise in India and that there is no one in the Government who can even discuss matters with them.

13 Dec 2020

Fatima learned Sanskrit; Sister Lizi took up Arabic

Historical factors made religion integral to public affairs in India. Partition added a bleeding wound to it, with Hindu- Muslim antagonism leading to perennial problems.

06 Dec 2020

Tharoor-style non-stop stimulation

Tharoor dwells on a subtle point that made British colonialism a failure because it was fundamentally racist while French colonialism was a relative success because it had no trace of racism.

29 Nov 2020

Obama: Legacy of a civilised mind

Actually, the Obama opus is a classic, in the range it covers, in its analytical depth, and in the literary quality it displays on every page.

22 Nov 2020

Trump’s heavy footprints on history

For America’s sake, and for the world’s sake, it was important that Donald Trump should not win a second term as President.

08 Nov 2020

Who can resist the magic of PM Modi's oratory?

The damage inflicted by Narendra Modi’s use of power to promote Hindutva partisanship on the one hand and his own persona on the other will not lend itself to easy repair.

01 Nov 2020

Uncultured way of promoting culture

Not surprisingly, Home Minister Amit Shah has been supporting the idea of re-writing history. 'It is our responsibility to write our history,' he said.

25 Oct 2020

Kushboo and the thrill of changing colours

Kushboo is no household name, so a quick introduction may be in order.

18 Oct 2020

Deny there was rape: Problem solved

 Upper caste crime against Dalits is a part of popular culture in Uttar Pradesh.

11 Oct 2020