Ashok Malik


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Yuvraj and the theatre of cricket

Perhaps no sport has so inspired literature as cricket. No doubt football or tennis fans (or baseball fans for that matter) will reject that claim.

Jan. 26: An ongoing quest for freedom

In his book Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience, the late American scholar Granville Austin describes the key and symbolic moment on January 26, 1950, when the old or

Keep the bow strung

In the past few weeks, the pace and intensity of interaction been India and Pakistan has been hectic, almost as if the Modi government is making up for lost time.

Dharma and drama

Participating in the Constitution Day deliberations in Parliament on November 26, home minister Rajnath Singh spoke about how the words “secular” and “socialist” were interpolated into the Preamble in

Planet Paris

On the evening of Friday the 13th, Paris experienced its most chilling moments since the climax of World War II.

Bond with a complex and mommy issues

Released in London recently, Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, is expected in India later this month.

Oh! Calcutta!

From the Pujas (the omnibus term for the four days of Durga Puja) to the Christmas-New Year week is the “season” in Calcutta (or Kolkata as it is now called).

High on morality, low on maturity

Two questions have arisen following the rolling back of the ordinance designed to protect legislators convicted of crimes and save them from immediate disqualification. Since the Union Cabinet essentially bowed to pressure from Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice-president, the first point relates to whether a government can be held to ransom by just one individual.

Though the victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party that began in 2014 was brought to a halt in 2015 with major setbacks in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections, there seems to be a reversal of t

The film Airlift is a commercial success. I was bewildered by its repeated attempts to suppress what is true and suggest what is false.