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Essays

Ideas of the Nation

Shashi Tharoor

India is in the grip of the very majoritarianism that Ambedkar had warned against

Bangabandhu at 100

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman believed Bangladesh could be the Switzerland of the East. It is time to reclaim that belief

Russia’s Earliest Tryst With the Bhagavad Gita

Both Russia and India should celebrate Nikolay Novikov’s legacy given that he was one of the first cultural bridges between the countries

A New Beginning

Donald Trump’s visit hopes to build on the practical nature of bilateral economic and security ties

All the Presidents’ Mien

Nixon gave away Patricia pens and Carter recited the Gita and Obama brought a dog called Khan and...

A Billion Mutinies Now

Why young Indians may have to radically depart from familial norms their parents took for granted

1971 India-Pakistan War: Memory as Peacemaker

Return to the popular history of the 1971 India-Pakistan war

As Amma Lay Dying

Jayalalithaa was imperious even in her final hours

My January Vacation

A sojourn in the hills of Murree and snow-bound Nathiagali to exorcise the demons of the mind

The Politics of Climate Emergency

The problem with the West’s environmental morality

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