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Few faiths can match Sikhism’s vivid rainbow of eclectic heroes

Allama Iqbal saw him as the seer who raised hopes for India’s social enlightenment after the country exiled Buddhism to foreign shores.

13 Nov 2019 12:40 AM

Doubts and dilemmas of the soldier in post-colonial South Asian democracies

The RSS had become the spine of his movement, feigning as it did its transient passion for India’s secular and socialist constitution.

23 Oct 2019 2:03 AM

From Wuhan to Chennai: Reading the tea leaves...

The Chinese plan for the worst that could come their way in pursuit of critical objectives.

16 Oct 2019 1:06 AM

Given the BJP’s inverse Midas touch, should Trump worry?

Within a year of Khomeini’s rule, Vajpayee’s emissaries were standing with heads bowed in front of the new helmsman of Iran.

26 Sep 2019 12:27 AM

Can Congress follow Indira’s 1969 plan to revitalise itself?

The Congress cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds anymore.

18 Sep 2019 1:59 AM


Its allies don’t care for Kashmir, so Pak needs to reinvent its strategy

India leaned on a subtler ploy and used the British Commonwealth route to tackle domestic Marxists.

11 Sep 2019 1:40 AM

Romila Thapar and JNU: Can India’s Left go to the rescue?

The octogenarian opposed narrow Muslim demands in the 1970s to change the secular character of AMU.

04 Sep 2019 1:25 AM

The revenge of Sukhi Lala: Congress revival hope lives on

In a monsoon-fed agricultural economy, both symbols represented the productive and political power of the peasant.

28 Aug 2019 1:21 AM

Can Donald Trump be trusted as neutral umpire on Kashmir?

Some do seem to have figured out Donald Trump, and American Democrats are not among them.

31 Jul 2019 1:43 AM

Quest for moon rooted in politics that threatens earth

There were two sides to Armstrong’s walk on the moon 50 years ago.

24 Jul 2019 1:41 AM


Link between cricket and the nation was neither natural nor inevitable

And why forget that even the West Indies inducted a white player in the squad against New Zealand in the 1970s.

17 Jul 2019 2:24 AM

Can Team India win it like Megan Rapinoe?

Film stars were reportedly considering dying their hair purple as a tribute.

10 Jul 2019 2:21 AM

The message from Istanbul: All is not lost for democracy

Jeremy Corbyn delivered a powerful speech against the visit.

26 Jun 2019 2:48 AM

When India-Pak rivalry didn’t provoke bitter acrimony, rancour

The rain had a redeeming ring to it. It helped the quiet umbrellas defeat the loud national flags, which went limp in a single squall.

19 Jun 2019 2:30 AM

Why ‘reformist’ Hindus are the targets of RSS

Tilak’s men would raid Ranade’s camps with sticks and stones, not dissimilar to the hooligans unleashed by the Hindu right today.

12 Jun 2019 1:03 AM


India’s liberals must own the defeat and regroup... but do they have the will?

Ten years of right-wing mischief is only a tiny eruption on the eloquent chart of Indian history.

05 Jun 2019 2:32 AM

India’s liberals must own the defeat and regroup... but do they have the will?

India has had it easy in comparison to almost every neighbour in South Asia and beyond.

05 Jun 2019 2:06 AM

Why Rahul as PM worries many in India

Rahul Gandhi rarely fails to point out that defeat and desperation are writ clearly on Mr Modi’s face.

09 May 2019 12:11 AM

Amid malaise stalking Sri Lanka, fears of a ‘larger plot’ behind Easter massacre

There was no Internet, leave alone WhatsApp but the rumours of the milk miracle had spread far and wide like wildfire.

01 May 2019 2:28 AM

Does putting a hex or curse work? Indians’ belief in them is worrying

Patwardhan has pegged his narrative to the cold-blooded murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, M.M. Kalburgi, and journalist Gauri Lankesh.

24 Apr 2019 1:18 AM