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Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s Memoir: Dialogue is Destiny

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s magisterial memoir further underlines the truth that the consolidation of India’s own nationhood depends crucially on our being able to look on Pakistan as a friend and neighbour, not as a threat and an enemy

Sultan of the Sublime

The Deccani art patronised by the religious reconciler Ibrahim Adil Shah II of the Bijapur kingdom is an unparalleled alchemy of dream and fantasy

Will You Come Home?

Subhas Chandra Bose: Legend, legacy, folklore, conspiracy and the politics of hidden files

The Antique Lands

A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again

Donald Trump, From A to Z

An alphabetical portrait of the frontrunner in the race for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination

The Familiar Faces of Ajanta

The eternity of the sensuous and the spiritual in the finest picture gallery of a civilisation

Nothing Medieval About Them

Are Islamic terrorists, executioners of the digital age, ahead of the curve?

Root for the Outlier

In search of an alternative management paradigm

Burke and India

Edmund Burke, the 18th century English philosopher-statesman, believed that Indians were systematically exploited by the East India Company, whose abuse of power led to the creation of one of the most degenerate species of government that the civilised world had ever seen

Hindu Belief: Legacy versus Destiny

For Indology to overcome its past prejudices, it must open itself to the perspectives of genuine Hindu belief


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