Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy has translated the Mahabharata and the Valmiki Ramayana into English. He is the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister

The Faux Stages of Man
Art & Culture
The Faux Stages of Man

The fourfold ashrama classification is a forced attempt to over-simplify the individual

07 July 2016
The Limits of Good Behaviour
The Limits of Good Behaviour

There is nothing absolute in the good or the bad prescribed through a template--and that's the ultimate social dharma

09 June 2016
Sri Aurobindo
Art & Culture
The Delights of Detachment

You don’t have to be an ascetic or a mendicant to remain non-attached amidst worldly pursuits

12 May 2016
Janus (Photo: Getty Images)
Art & Culture
The Permanent Pursuit of the Imperfect

Gods, goddesses and the human indicator of happiness

14 April 2016
Happier Is the Selfless

Building relationships beyond quid pro quo

16 March 2016
Lobster as a Metaphor

1991 A Personal History

08 March 2016
Home Alone

There is more to Rajiv Malhotra’s latest book on Sanskrit than the usual Pollock pickle

25 February 2016
A Relative Question of the Ascetic

Adi Shankaracharya and the idea of a sannyasi

18 February 2016
Janaka’s Questions

And Ashtavakra’s idea of freedom and bondage

21 January 2016
The Mahabharata Moment

An epic meditation on being and everythingness

23 December 2015


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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