A trial by rival media - 6 months ago
And we all know that in the land of the Mahabharata, when family relations turn sour, they become fights to the end. And that seems to be what the Zee-Jindal war is about.
A hanging in Thackerayistan - 6 months ago
Many of you might scoff and say, well what do I have to worry about, the death penalty is for terrorists and other bad people. You anti-intellectual: go read Kafka and Orwell, and then resume scoffing.
Reformance anxiety - 7 months ago
The reformist Raja Rammohun Roy was not only the first person to coin the term Hinduism but also the first Brahmin to travel to England. This he did in the winter of 1830, on a three-month-long journey by ship, taking along two cows so that he could have fresh milk.
Mitt Modi and the coming of UPA-3 - 7 months ago
While Narendra Modi enthuses his base as well as the crony-capitalist constituency, you have to seriously wonder whether he can get enough electoral support to stake claim to form a government.
Sparkling innings ends in a run out - 7 months ago
Siddharth Mishra came up with some great ideas for our newspaper, and would constantly look to break the mould. Had he lived longer, he would have left a lasting mark on Indian journalism.
All the news thats unfit to print - 7 months ago
No one believes the news anymore. Who can blame them? The newspapers are so noisy, filled with scams and slanging matches that even a top newspaper-bureaucrat like your columnist cringes while scanning the mornings front pages.
The Durgas in our lives - 7 months ago
The real tragedy is that India, with its widespread penchant for graft and its addiction to deficit financing, needs a Warrior-Goddess at the helm of affairs.
Aditya Sinha: Joseph and his Technicolor Memoir - 8 months ago
A fatwa is no fun, but Salman Rushdies telling of the years in hiding is entertaining, engaging and insightful. Its one of the best memoirs youll ever read, says Aditya Sinha.
Book review by Aditya Sinha: Sweet Tooth - 8 months ago
Sweet Tooth is a meditation on how writers are no less than spies.
The son in hiding - 8 months ago
One could advise Rahul Gandhi to take lessons from the way the Americans do politics grass-root, transparent and immersed but he seems immune to advice.