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A beginning, not the end

As the old gives way to the New Year, many perceive the period to be that of an ending, a...

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Rahul Gandhi must choose past or future

The new Congress president must not remain tethered to past ways and beliefs.   This columnist was fortunate enough to...

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NDA travels on the UPA path

The effortlessness with which politicians indulge in hypocrisy is as astonishing as is their proficiency in speaking non-facts. And we...

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Gadkari ruffles many feathers in BJP

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari has apparently ruffled many feathers by his statements made over...

New Delhi: External Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the inaugural session of India-China High Level Media Forum in New Delhi on Dec 21, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Resolution of thorny issues must accompany India-China people to people dialogue

This calls for abandoning the Cold War mentality and the zero-sum games between the two countries. Both must negotiate mutual,...

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1971 redux: Like Indira, Modi set to defeat Syndicate of 2019

Delivery of welfare services to rural voters and clean image his trump card.   The setback in the recent state...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayer at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu

PM Modi must deliver on Hindutva, Ram temple

He needs to reassert a commitment to the BJP’s core beliefs. This will greatly encourage the Hindu masses.   Whenever,...

God is with us

God is with us

Ronny knows that uncertainty and contingency are a part and parcel of human existence. The tragedy that strikes us and...

The storytellers

The storytellers

One day, I asked my teacher about why he was so full of examples and stories. He told me that...

A subtle teaching

A subtle teaching

Once a Vedantic master was approached by a seeker and asked, “Explain to me Sir, the nature of the self.”...

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Read, write books and never be bored

I edited The Legacy of Nehru. Contributors included Bertrand Russell, Clement Attlee, Martin Luther King Jr.   Raja Rao, famous...

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Who blocks India-Pakistan peace?

It is not unusual for scholars to try and give equal weight to the arguments of both sides while writing...

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The year in letters: My top reads from 2018

It is said that even the best of writers trip over their second novels. And it was a second novel...

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Fear evoked by the supernatural

Have you heard of Swami Sundaranand? Popularly known as the sage-photographer, he is in fact a yogi, ascetic, trekker, mountaineer,...

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Some simple resolutions for the New Year

Precisely one day left to shake a firm and final handshake to the year 2018 and be dusted and done...

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Sabarimala: Wall vs Jyothi fight is all about politics

The women’s wall will be totally a CPM show of strength in Kerala before the general elections. ‘Ayyappa Jyothi’ is...