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Jallianwala Bagh: 100 years On

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One hundred years between history and memory

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Jallianwala Bagh: 100 years On

“When fire was opened the whole crowd seemed to sink to the ground... a whole flutter of white garments, with however a spreading out towards the main gateway, and some individuals could be seen…

The Invisible Biryani

Do a word cloud of Yogi Adityanath’s speeches and, at the centre in big fonts, would be ‘biryani’, ‘Congress’, ‘bullets’ and ‘terrorists’. Naturally, the universe didn’t recoil in shock on Sunday…

Space Age Nationalist

CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human endeavour, the sheer joy of floating in the unknown…

R Ashwin’s Bad Week

SOMETIMES THE embarrassments that destiny has written against your name come in quick succession. Indian spinner and Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin now knows this in full measure. There…

A Dole by Any Other Name

THERE IS UNPLEASANT fiscal math to be faced when political parties go into ‘scheme mode’ on the eve of elections. Very often no one bothers to look at the long-term consequences of economic populism…

Naresh Goyal: The Pilot Who Lost Control

WHEN NARESH GOYAL finally stepped down on March 25th from the board of directors of the company he had nurtured for 26 years, the stock market greeted it with relief. Share price zoomed from around…

Open Diary

ELECTIONS INEVITABLY force a rush of adrenalin in all those who live by politics. It is the time technocrats and administrators abruptly become redundant and those with pretensions of rootedness…

April Is Not the Cruellest Month

THE SPRING EQUINOX seems a more logical time to begin the New Year than January 1st. Indeed the New Year in England was March 25th (Lady Day or the Feast of the Annunciation) from 1155 to 1752 when…