Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund-PTI

Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund-PTI

Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund-PTI

On Friday N.N. Vohra, governor of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered a speech in New Delhi that was notable for its lucid analysis of the inextricably interlinked external and internal security problems and a series of sound suggestions about how to meet the grim challenges this country faces.

One of the most fascinating things about the 21st century is what I call the return of the body to the centrality of things. The body has become the site for all the major dramas — philosophical, political and ethical.