Tejas aircraft performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013 at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

Tejas aircraft performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013 at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

Tejas aircraft performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013 at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru-PTI

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.

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.