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At Home In The World

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Modi’s opportunity as the crisis of global leadership deepens

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At Home In The World

ORIGINALLY, DAVOS WAS The Magic Mountain of Thomas Mann, where, in a sanatorium, inhabitants of a 20th century masterpiece in fiction play out their existential drama as World War I looms in the…

Davos Diary

THE OFFICIAL programme at Davos has never been a place to sign business deals, as much as it has been a space for first contact, learning and friendship in a congenial and liberal environment amongst…

Globetrotter-In-Chief

WE LIVE IN a world that is in perpetual crisis. In so many places, both near and far, there is violence, conflict, poverty and disease. Making sense of it all is overwhelming, what with all the noise…

Why Should a Hindu Be Good?

HINDUS ARE CONSIDERED prone to believing in assorted signs and soothsayers; our fondness for astrology, for instance, is widely observed. It is true that a Hindu without a horoscope is like an…

The Power of Absurdity

ON MIDNIGHT OF August 15th, 1947, while giving his ‘Tryst With Destiny’ speech, Jawharalal Nehru also had these words to say: ‘The past clings on to us still in some measure and we have to do much…

Del Toro: Auteur of Horror

OVER THE YEARS, after much criticism, the sagacious but arguably prejudiced heads that comprise the jury of the Academy Awards have begun to open up the floor to more diverse voices. This feels…

Padmaavat: From History to Hysteria

IT IS NOT easy to behold the sight of cowering children as their school bus comes under attack from lumpen elements pelting stones. Yet, that is what the so-called agitation against Sanjay Leela…

The Raja Who Cared Too Much

‘STEAL A LITTLE and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you king,’ rasps Bob Dylan in one of his most political songs. It could serve as the caller tune of India’s former Telecom…

Open Diary

LAST WEEK, I attended the third session of the Australia-India Leadership Dialogue, an annual event that alternates between sittings in India and Australia. Last year, it was hosted by Australians in…

Narendra Modi and the Idea of Innovation

IN A COUNTRY like India, documentation of innovations in governance has two important dimensions. Firstly, as society, it is important we take our innovative thinking to the next level from what has…