Stumped by the Umpire

Madhavankutty Pillai

The difficult question of making BCCI answerable

Between Shouters and Doubters

India is the loser in the clash between soapbox nationalists and self-righteous proof-seekers

Open Diary

‘Declinology’ is a favourite Bengali pastime

Let the Lesser State Know

The midnight attack on terror camps in PoK alone won’t bring Pakistan to heel. We have a lot more to do

Let’s Restore Rhetoric

The crisis in the language of politics

Pakistani Actors: The Usual Suspects

On Pakistani actors in Bollywood being targeted by the MNS

Caste Violence No Bar

On Hardik Patel threatening Sanjay Leela Bhansali on behalf of Rajputs

Presence of Mind

Why were the films which established Shah Rukh Khan as a major star those that showed him as a psychopath?

Thank God No Margarita for Modi

Skipping the NAM summit is Modi’s heroic effort to retrieve India from the last morasses of ideology

The Sacred Cow: An Epic Stature

Reading the Mahabharata in search of the sacred cow


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