Metaphors have a purpose. They allude to a deeper meaning that represents the human initiative to hedge a bet.
26 Feb 2022
Magic is power by chicanery. Poll prestidigitator Prashant Kishor makes a living out of it.
19 Feb 2022
A hijab cannot be worn to school or college. Just as a religious symbol of any faith, ideally, has no place in any temple of learning.
13 Feb 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine looks imminent and the world teeters on the edge of war. At the centre of the maelstrom is the enigmatic Russian president, popular at home and hated by the West.
13 Feb 2022
Priyanka Gandhi faces a different G-Force now than Indira and Sonia Gandhi ever did -- MoGi, which combines Modi's mass appeal and Yogi's Hindutva.
30 Jan 2022
The mouthy monk could pull off a return to Lucknow. But that cannot make him Modi’s equal, let alone his superior.
22 Jan 2022
A news report in 1991 in the respected German magazine Stern estimated that only seven percent of the millions of dollars MoC received were used for charity.
08 Jan 2022
Tharoor is one of the few most illustrious Congressmen -- a former senior UN diplomat, celebrated author, what is more, a three-time Lok Sabha member from Kerala. And a civilised man too.
02 Jan 2022
Social media, the dark pasture where trolls and constables of bigotry graze, is where wit is hunted, killed or driven out.
24 Dec 2021
A paradox of chronology is that how personalities see themselves is not how all the world perceives them.
20 Dec 2021
The dominant force standing in Didi’s way is also the Congress. And there go her chances.
04 Dec 2021
As Liberals struggle with the Hindu Rashtra concept, the American White Christian Right has declared war on liberalism.
28 Nov 2021
The road to democracy is paved with idealistic intentions and the road to governance is paved with the dreams of a nation.
20 Nov 2021
The sundry cockerels in the intellectual coop are crowing that the BJP should be pleased.
13 Nov 2021
Modi is India’s tallest national leader. He could be India’s tallest regional leader too.
06 Nov 2021
The Modi of today is not the Modi of yesterday either. His face, deep with gravitas, looks like a totem to be worshipped. Where has the Modi of 2014 gone?
24 Oct 2021
A flair for showmanship, versatility, and a greed for fame for fame's sake set apart a celebrity from more talented achievers.
16 Oct 2021
To bee or not to bee, I could have asked the paunches and batwings. To beer would probably be their answer.
09 Oct 2021
James Bond was a god in a tux with a Walther PPK in his hand instead of Thor’s thunderbolt, bedding his way through an ocean of pulchritude to deliver us from evil.
09 Oct 2021
As Navaratri and Dussehra approach, the significance of the 51 Shakti Peethas once again resonates in the pilgrim’s prayers.
03 Oct 2021