Hartosh Singh Bal turned from the difficulty of doing mathematics to the ease of writing on politics. Unlike mathematics all this requires is being less wrong than most others who dwell on the subject.
In the democracy they disdain, there should really be no place for either
The media should not be stopped from covering criminality in the name of national interest
Some commentators have no qualms absolving the Congress on behalf of an entire community
Was there a shared Punjabi identity that united the region’s Muslims and Sikhs before the advent of British rule? Gandhi places too much faith in such a notion
Believe it or not, it has been turned over to a private firm
Hoping to ‘debunk’ myths about India’s growth, Bhagwati and Panagariya spin some fairy tales of their own
Of a post-Partition village
Funding elections through corruption goes hand-in-hand with last minute announcements aimed at voters
Modi is a disgrace; but let us make sure those pointing it out are not doing so to serve other interests
Or the claim that patriotism is not about dying for the country but murdering for it
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…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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