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WHY PADMAVAT SHOULD BE NAMED INDIA'S NATIONAL EPIC

Mumbai, Jan. 13 -- According to the Oxford Dictionary, a national epic is a poem "embodying a nation's concept of its past history". At the start of this election year, I would like to propose the Suf... Read More


BEING LEFT OR RIGHT IS NEVER SIMPLE IN INDIA

Mumbai, Dec. 30 -- One of the more unlikely relationships between leaders on the international summit circle was the friendship between Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi. It surprised her husband De... Read More


BEING LEFT OR RIGHT IS NEVER SIMPLE IN INDIA

NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 -- One of the more unlikely relationships between leaders on the international summit circle was the friendship between Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi. It surprised her husband... Read More


THE AUTONOMY OF STATES HAS TO BE SACROSANCT

Mumbai, Dec. 16 -- The conclusion of the state elections is a good time to consider the health of Indian federalism, to question whether the division of power between the central government and state ... Read More


THE AUTONOMY OF STATES HAS TO BE SACROSANCT

NEW DELHI, Dec. 16 -- The conclusion of the state elections is a good time to consider the health of Indian federalism, to question whether the division of power between the central government and sta... Read More


POETRY CAN GIVE US SOLACE FROM LIFE'S PRESSURES

Mumbai, Dec. 2 -- We live in times which can be called barbaric, crude and crassly commercial, dominated by the making and spending of money. The market is king. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, it knows th... Read More


POETRY CAN GIVE US SOLACE FROM LIFE'S PRESSURES

NEW DELHI, Dec. 2 -- We live in times which can be called barbaric, crude and crassly commercial, dominated by the making and spending of money. The market is king. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, it knows... Read More


GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE PRIVATE SECTOR AUTONOMY

Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- In my last column I wrote about the government trespassing on the autonomy of other institutions. This week I am writing about incursions in the public sector. In his biography of P... Read More


THE MOOT QUESTION: WHO'LL GUARD THE GUARDIANS?

Mumbai, Nov. 4 -- There is a Latin quip, a short clever remark, which comes to my mind in the midst of all this turmoil over the relationship between the government and India's other institutions - qu... Read More


THE MOOT QUESTION: WHO'LL GUARD THE GUARDIANS?

NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 -- There is a Latin quip, a short clever remark, which comes to my mind in the midst of all this turmoil over the relationship between the government and India's other institutions -... Read More