Spreading fear among the people

In more recent times, activists have been held under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and National Security Act rules.

23 hours ago

About the tyranny of er... others

Remember, Stalin was revered by a generation of Russians despite the horrors associated with him.

01 Dec 2019

Lawyers, cops & the individual

The scene was doubly incredible.

24 Nov 2019

A temple or a mosque? Obsessions of a nation talking about a $5 trillion economy

But now the self-appointed patriots of the country look at this 'foreign' name and conclude that I can only be anti-national.

18 Nov 2019

Tughlak lives, so do his ideas

Plans are proceeding at breakneck speed to change the history, geography, archaeology, philosophy and essence of Delhi.

10 Nov 2019

Pleasures of rewriting history

A complication in the rewriting saga arose when Tholkappiar, who codified Tamil grammar, was accorded the same reverence as given to Panini.

03 Nov 2019

Economics Nobel goes to a cook

Worse, he said economics was a "kind of sideshow" for him. The Nobel Prize for a sideshow?

27 Oct 2019

All about Queen Elizabeth and me

Elizabeth II, the present queen, presides over a peaceful realm which may have no Shakespeares but which has no executions either.

20 Oct 2019

Lynching & the ethos of Bharat

It could be indeed an American plot.

13 Oct 2019

Now we know Mahatma Gandhi was a fraud

The ultra patriots have condemned Jawaharlal Nehru as anti-Indian. Gandhi is on their hit list but the public adoration he commands makes them cautious.

06 Oct 2019

PM Modi's secret of foreign success: Showmanship

There is no doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi has become the most celebrated political figure in the world, writes TJS George.

29 Sep 2019

Why Malayalam outclasses Hindi 

I am convinced that Malayalam should be declared the national language of India. Of the many reasons, consider just two.

22 Sep 2019

Butterflies & all things good

Across cultures, the butterfly is a symbol of hope, indicating good days ahead, while a left-hand itch is a pointer to impending loss of money.

15 Sep 2019

World as seen from downside up

I have hardly ever used, in more than two decades of writing this column, the word this sentence begins with—the first person singular I.

08 Sep 2019

Jaitley put his stamp on history

A partyman who soared above parties. An ideologue who reached beyond ideologies.

01 Sep 2019