All policy is a reflection of national culture. Indians as a lot are a self-satisfied variety, smug in their cultural superiority over other countries but easy to take offence.
31 May 2020
The duty of governance is to oversee the great apparatus of democracy, not to monitor the participants.
17 May 2020
Journeys have banal connotations while an odyssey is invariably a journey of vast proportions, loaded with hope, tragedy and homecoming.
10 May 2020
Politics is the art of meeting great expectations by creating and protecting institutions.
26 Apr 2020
It’s a sad lockdown for our embattled liberal classes.
19 Apr 2020
ICMR churlishly rejected WHO’s insistence on testing ‘unwarranted’ because there was no community transmission in India.
12 Apr 2020
The character of this century will be marked not by how we inhabit this new world, but by how it inhabits us
29 Mar 2020
The white man is not used to death by germ while dirty latrines in Third World quarantine wards are normal.
22 Mar 2020
The leader is on a roll, pumped up with the vitamin of adoration, totally in command of his audience and himself.
01 Mar 2020
Post 9/11, 149 American women soldiers have been killed by suicide bombers, IEDs, helo crashes and bullets.
23 Feb 2020
Gandhi could convert an obstinate sulk into a lofty principle: after the Chauri Chaura incident, he suspended the civil disobedience movement.
09 Feb 2020
Has mankind lost the rat race of democracy to racism? Last week, India slipped down the democracy index by 10 points to 51.
02 Feb 2020
Come the wintry morning of February 1, three of the cruellest and most reviled rapist murderers in history will be hanged by the neck on the gallows of Tihar Jail until they are dead.
26 Jan 2020
What outsiders say makes no difference to the state. Donald Trump may tweet away against Iranian mullahs, but they will go on shooting and jailing protestors.
19 Jan 2020
The knee-jerk response of governments strong and weak is to punish the objector.
12 Jan 2020