Kalpish Ratna is the author of The Secret Life of Zika Virus (2017) and Synapse (2019)
The only way to evade diabetes is to stop evading responsibility for what we eat
What must we do to survive the persistent onslaught of dengue, malaria, chikungunya, swine flu…?
Naomi Wolf’s new book on the vagina is as misogynistic as they come
Signs of the Continental Drift are still visible in this densely populated part of Mumbai
In literature focused on insanity, the gaze seems to have shifted from the insane. The patient is no longer the victim; that status now belongs to the caregiver
Real life intrudes on fiction all the time. Kalpish Ratna indulge in some literary detection as they search for clues to the true character of Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes’ life and movements
Shoot on sight, and don’t think twice. That seems to be the credo of the Italians on board the Enrica Lexie, unchanged since the European intrusion into our waters in 1498
Whatever Jane Austen might think, PD James’ Death Comes to Pemberley ranks among the finest examples of literary mimicry, a genre that has good reason to exist
The abject surrender of medical intelligence in the age of gadgetry
A dispassionate history of sex and the powerful mythologies that have surrounded it down the ages
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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