The Essential Hero

Gautam Chikermane

Amish’s dance with valour, religion and patriotism

Kesavananda Bharati: The Seer Who Dared

Kesavananda Bharati, who died on September 6th, did not win in court, but his 1973 case limited Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution. Indian democracy is indebted to him

The Power of Pursuit

Freedom is the ultimate reward of yoga

The Revenge of Ideology

Don’t write off the Rasputin of resentment politics

The Right Not to be Killed

Charlie Hebdo republishes the cartoons and makes a point about free speech

Lesser Lives

Taslima Nasreen’s new novel, the sequel to Lajja, grapples with the exiled and the persecuted

Who’s a Free Man?

Revelations from the karmic evolution of life

The Untold Story: Ramayan and the Dravidian Connection

CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi were behind the serial success of Ramayan-inspired family movie hits across languages in the 1950s and the 1960s

The Ecology of Ganesha

The elephant-headed God as the ultimate conservation icon

The Tree of Life

Community lessons from the plant kingdom


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