The Spirit of New India

Swapan Dasgupta

When the grand Ram temple is finally built on the site reclaimed from an invading army, the restoration of national sovereignty—the essence of the struggle for independence—would have been completed

The Day of the Demolition

Why December 6, 1992 was the ‘saddest day’ for the BJP leadership

Rama and Krishna: Two Sides of Divinity

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

Curse of the Caricature

Were Indian cartoonists casteist on Ambedkar?

The Bliss of Dying

Even though feared and often unwelcomed, death is indeed blissful

The Awakening

While the terms of Left engagement have changed dramatically in the West, a new Hindu overconfidence has displaced old liberal assumptions in India

Still Romancing Jejuri

In Arun Kolatkar’s footsteps, 50 years later

Awakening Bharat Mata

Modi and the idea of motherland

The Travels of a Deity

How a Krishna sect in Rajasthan bridges multiple divides

A Blend in the River

Kumbh Mela: A Photo Essay


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