There are two challenges when you talk about Pakistan today. First, whether you focus on the history, geography or politics. And second, whatever tack you choose, where do you…Read Full Article
Our understanding of human pre-history is completely dependent on the material objects we uncover at archaeological digs. We attempt to reconstruct complex societies based on designs on a shard…Read Full Article
“Does a thousand-year-old sculpture worshipped in a thriving religion belong to a foreign museum or to the temple from which it was extracted?” That`s Shashi Tharoor in his Empire-bashing…Read Full Article
How do you define a year? A good way is to look at the buzz words that dominated conversation over its 12 months.
The buzziest word was Disruption. We saw it…Read Full Article
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is being disingenuous in claiming that it took only 17 mins for the Sena to bring down the Babri Masjid just like Bal Thackeray…Read Full Article
The word ‘legend’ is too loosely used, but no one will dispute that Alyque Padamsee deserved to be called that. Not once, but twice over.
First, of course, as an…Read Full Article
‘Judicial overreach’. It`s a phrase heard often, and I have written articles on it, as has every single columnist in the land. With some justification too, because the courts,…Read Full Article
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest bring to you an afternoon to remember.
TEA WITH AUTHORS!
Here’s your chance to be in conversation with your favourite…Read Full Article
As the RSS-BJP’s initial expectations to build Ram Temple were dashed by the SC decision to defer hearing to January, Sangh Parivar will now outsource the Ram Mandir agitation…Read Full Article
I wrote this piece for children. It is dedicated to all the differently abled and to all the people associated with these beautiful human beings. It is dedicated to…Read Full Article
The City by Prakhar Pathrikar (Jury Chosen)
I hear this city.
It’s puffed sighs on an empty belly.
Wind chiming dreams and responsibilities together,
spooking timid titanium hearts from behind.
I gush through these…Read Full Article
Story and Poetry Writing Contests were held at Hinduja College in South Mumbai and St Andrew’s College in North Mumbai and were open to students from all over the…Read Full Article
If you are a famous person – and many of you who read this column are really well-known – would you like a film done on your life? That`s…Read Full Article
JAMES BOSWELL’S LEGENDARY biography of Samuel Johnson was based on first-hand experience of living, working and travelling with the great man for most of his life. Ramachandra Guha, denied…Read Full Article
You may or may not know that the National Ease of Living Index was released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs last month. Now that you know,…Read Full Article
The Modi government has run out of intellectual capital and this explains its stall in key sectors and fading momentum.
Let’s set it up with three questions. Is the Narendra…Read Full Article
PM Narendra Modi in the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort | Source : @narendramodi
There is an unconventional makeover of parliamentary democracy underway in India with PM-President Narendra…
Nearly seventy-one years after adopting one of the world’s most liberal constitutions, India can finally celebrate the expunging of a nasty colonial-era provision in its penal code, Section 377,…Read Full Article