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.
Karnad’s outrage over an award to Naipaul seeks to impose irrelevant standards on a writer
It is reshuffle for one and Ram for the other, but the Congress and BJP are both at odds with the public mood
And how he could still end up winning
Finance minister P Chidambaram has inherited a Customs and Excise mess, courtesy controversial CBEC officials
The reform announcements that have given Manmohan Singh and the Congress another lifeline are driven primarily by cold electoral logic
As two recent books tell us, India’s most charismatic leader, Indira Gandhi, has left a debilitating effect on the party. Rahul’s efforts to shelve personality-driven politics only bewilders it
Since when did we in India care about journalistic ethics?
A former intelligence officer writes a gripping and thinly disguised fictional account of the case of Rabinder Singh, an Indian spy who went rogue and escaped to the US
The verdict against Mayaben Kodnani shows that Modi rewarded her for murder
Could the river system that sustained the Harappans be the same as this most sacred Rg Vedic river? Some new geological findings
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 two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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