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Lakshmi Bayi

Lakshmi Bayi loves travelling, books, films, and elephants. Writing is her way of muttering to herself

The Death Dance of Coronavirus
Guest Column
The Death Dance of Coronavirus

How a tiny virus has made geographical boundaries and GDPs irrelevant

27 March 2020
Kerala: Demolition Conundrum
Columns
Kerala: Demolition Conundrum

The demolition of the Marad flats show that in India, self-righteousness holds greater sway than rational thought

13 January 2020
The Ocean of Love
Columns
The Ocean of Love

What bridges the distance between the human and the divine

06 January 2020
Rama and Krishna: Two Sides of Divinity
Columns
Rama and Krishna: Two Sides of Divinity

Both Ram and Krishna have Maha Vishnu as their fundamental source. Yet their manifestations are completely different

28 October 2019
Tomorrow Land
Column
Tomorrow Land

With a long history of soothsaying, India has various methods of divining the future

04 October 2019
Love and Fear in Religion
Column
Love and Fear in Religion

Ego, politics and wealth, whether deliberately or otherwise, cater to conflict rather than consensus

25 August 2019
Colours are sacred, never skin deep
Special
Colours are Sacred, Never Skin Deep

These colours also stand for various human races

18 August 2019
The Bliss of Dying
Columns
The Bliss of Dying

Even though feared and often unwelcomed, death is indeed blissful

06 August 2019
Only quality and not mere numbers count
Guest Column
Only quality and not mere numbers count

It’s time we moved from census to consensus and finally, happily, to sense

30 July 2019
Guest Column
Shiva First

All divinities revel in love and peace - and not on pieces of dead bodies, heaped up to reach a tantalizing heaven

01 July 2019

Authors

Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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