President Pranab Mukherjee is flanked by his wife Suvra, daughter Sharmishta—PRITAM BANDYOPADHYAY

President Pranab Mukherjee is flanked by his wife Suvra, daughter Sharmishta—PRITAM BANDYOPADHYAY

President Pranab Mukherjee is flanked by his wife Suvra, daughter Sharmishta—PRITAM BANDYOPADHYAY

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.