The oppressiveness of organised religion draws its legitimacy from man-made rules and customs, which are dishonestly attributed to God for stamping them with legitimacy.
08 Dec 2019
As the apex court is set to deliver its judgment today, India is on the cusp—a time pregnant with expectancy and its country-cousin, anxiety
09 Nov 2019
Civilization, as Will Durant documents, involves a transcendence of the tribal way of life in which tribe-against-tribe was the norm.
03 Nov 2019
If there is a crime worse than raping defenseless nuns, it is hounding those who, out of spiritual sensitivity, dare to stand by their spiritual sisters
22 Oct 2019
Unity in diversity is the irreducible logic of life. Uniformity is its contradiction, necessarily attended by disastrous consequences
12 Oct 2019
Central to the tragic situation in J&K is the mix-up of autonomy with separation. The separatists propagate this deadly confusion
16 Sep 2019
In the Indian world view, the purpose of an avatar is to combat adharma. The Mahabali myth embodies a contrary pattern
31 Aug 2019
Between the response, broadly speaking, of the rest of India and that of the people of the Valley, to the present Kashmir gamble, there is a complete discontinuity.
18 Aug 2019
The grand old party banked heavily on the ‘aristocratic’ facade. Times have changed. Yesterday’s merit is today’s stigma
10 Aug 2019
Now that the heat and dust around Sabarimala have settled, we can afford to think rationally and historically about its core issue.
25 Jul 2019
The politically powerful bishops’ lobby in Kerala is opposing the Bill. By doing so, it is only pushing Christians away from the mainstream
01 Jul 2019
The historical fact that cultural nationalism is not native to India, but an early 20th century import from war-demented Europe, has ceased to bother us.
04 Sep 2018
The bullet train project, we are told, involves technology transfer. But will it involve culture transfer as well?
12 Oct 2017
HRD Minister Javadekar’s remark that research was not mandatory for college teachers’ promotions is a step backward
12 Aug 2017