Dear elected representative, ask your voters if you want to change the party 

Our politicians are determined to give all the horse-traders a complex. Resorts in the western and eastern states are doing brisk business, but other than them, no one else is amused.

02 Jul 2022

Bulldozers are out again, but karma spares none

A television debate last month has left India red in the face in the international arena.

18 Jun 2022

A matter of gender parity, UCC shouldn’t be sacrificed at any cost

Article 44 of our Constitution emphasises the need to enact Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India. However, this has been perhaps the most contentious of all issues in the country.

04 Jun 2022

Time to wake up and enhance the soft power of India

India was the guest of honour for the book fair that returned after a hiatus of two years and I was one of the delegates chosen by the National Book Trust of India to attend the same.

21 May 2022

Courts need to immediately end the bulldozer mania gripping India

India has entered into a new era of politics—the bulldozer era. Recently, there were riots during Ram Navami processions in various Indian cities.

07 May 2022

Competitive Public Display of Religiosity Recipe for Street Wars

If you love your god, please love him or her or them or it quietly. You have no business thrusting your faith on all others.

22 Apr 2022

Standardise Private Hospital Rates to Stop Exploitation of Patients

Recently, a gynaecologist in Rajasthan committed suicide. She was charged with murder after the unfortunate demise of her patient due to a postpartum haemorrhage.

09 Apr 2022

Let All the Hidden and Buried Files be Opened

It is the storyteller’s prerogative to tell the story from a perspective of his choice. No one can dictate to the artists that they should be politically correct and preserve communal harmony.

26 Mar 2022

Rescue missions are not a right we can demand

India has an excellent track record in successfully evacuating its citizens from conflict zones.

12 Mar 2022

Unity in Hinduism was Achieved by Accepting and Assimilating Differences

There is a beautiful legend I had heard in my childhood. Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri was an erudite Sanskrit scholar of medieval Kerala.

17 Feb 2018