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2015: The Partition of the Indian Mind

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The Partition of the Indian Mind

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A Nation Apart

The vacuous expressions on the faces of right-wing students who have filed a case against Delhi-based Philosophy Professor Ashok Vohra are proof that some of India’s agenda-motivated activists can’t…

2015: The Partition of the Indian Mind

Some leaders become the definition of their times, and strive to be the destiny of what they command. They are larger than the sum total of their actions and ideas, for they continue to grow in the…

The Deluge And the Deluded

The great French historian Fernand Braudel explained historical change in terms of structure, conjuncture and event—the long term and the short term interacting to produce explosive events. A…

Breathe Hard

The odd-even licence plate formula sprung on Delhi’s car owners by the Delhi government is the revenge of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on an upper middle-class that abandoned him. And in doing so…

Let Economic Relations Lead the Way

There is something surreal about talks between India and Pakistan. Even the slightest pretext is sufficient to derail them and they can restart again without any pressing reason. But if there has to…

Donald Trump

A world in which Donald Trump will be president of the United States is turning out to be a worrying possibility, if not yet a probability, as he maintains his lead among Republican nominees who are…

The Pinch Hitters

In India, nothing can quite halt the IPL juggernaut. Not court-ordered suspensions, instances of spot-fixing and betting, or talk of declining viewership. After the BCCI was made to suspend two top…

The Master and the Machine Come to India

India hosted its biggest tennis match last December, when Novak Djokovic played Roger Federer in the inaugural season of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in New Delhi. The two were then…

Islam: What’s Their Problem with Women?

“Women are fit only to deliver babies.” Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar, a Sunni Muslim leader in Kerala with a vast following, is said to have uttered these words on 28 November during a speech…

Dancing in the Dark All over Again

Fatima, 45 years old, is seated on a mattress laid out on a floor with a garishly printed carpet. Three plastic chairs are strewn around. To the far left of the mattress is an earthen pot filled with…