Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

India

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.