Valson Thampu

Religion and cultural nationalism

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

Japan not just about Shinkansen

The bullet train project, we are told, involves technology transfer. But will it involve culture transfer as well?

12 Oct 2017

Bumbling our way through education

HRD Minister Javadekar’s remark that research was not mandatory for college teachers’ promotions is a step backward

12 Aug 2017