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A Crisis of Faith: The Wages of Selective Secularism

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A Tale of Two Temples | A Crisis of Faith: The Wages of Selective Secularism | Sabarimala: Among the Believers | Sabarimala: A Trek Too Far

Stories in this issue

Some Home Truths

Ravi Joshi’s review is a bit of defensive writing by a former intelligence official who seems to have combined an eagerness to defend the policy Establishment the best he can with the method Indian…

Sabarimala: Among the Believers

AS THE EMBATTLED HILL SHRINE OF SABARIMALA IN Kerala shut its doors on the night of October 22nd, and Lord Ayyappa prepared to go into yoganidra (yogic sleep) until the next month, P Gangadharan, a…

The Conqueror of Destiny

THE ELECTION DREW to its protracted climax in the middle of May. Voting occurred in nine excruciating phases, staggered over several weeks. Benares was among the last to go to the polls. My final…

A Tale of Two Temples

THERE ARE PEOPLE who believe that ‘blind faith’ is not an oxymoron. Maybe ‘reasonably’ so. That’s faith. And there are the faithful who believe that faith is compatible with reason. Religion, though…

Cause and Effect Mismatch

THE BURDEN OF solutions to problems that are acutely felt in Delhi have to be borne by the rest of the country. With the onset of winter, the air there is becoming a predictable smokehouse and,…

Virat Kohli: 10,000 and Counting

SPORTS WRITERS WHO had the privilege of covering Indian cricket in the 90s often reminisce about the only pitfall of reporting on Sachin Tendulkar. Writing on his genius was first a breath of fresh…

The Rot in the Bureau

INSTITUTIONS OR THOSE at the helm of prestigious government agencies going rogue has time and again put the Narendra Modi Government in a bad spot. A number of judges of the Supreme Court of India…

Mumbai Notebook

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, not so long ago abandoned and derelict, seemed ready for the demolition squad’s hammer blows. But the Opera House’s owners, the erstwhile Maharaja and Maharani of Gondal, proved…

Indraprastha

IT IS A low-key Diwali in the nation’s capital. A squeeze on black money and a perceptible slowdown in business activity, especially in the hitherto cash-rich real estate sector, seem to have…