Friday, April 19, 2019

The unjust past

What made Pandits of Kashmir to migrate? What made them to live as migrants in the land which was alien to them, where the...

The house of Travancore

Manu S. Pillai is aged twenty-six, when he has produced this most remarkable work on the extraordinary life and deeds of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi,...

Maps for a mortal moon

The worst thing about being a human being is being a human being. ‘I wish I was bird’, as the railway clerk in Nissim...

Native fibs

By Syed Aqeel There hardly exists a race of people on earth devoid of the possession of belief in strange, mysterious and often unbelievable ‘myths’....

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

By Syed Aqeel ‘The Prince’ is a masterpiece on modern politics written by the father of modern political thought Niccolo Machiavelli. The Bible of the...

“Looking back at a modern nation”

  A young and inexperienced India that began its tryst with destiny as a sovereign, socialist, secular democratic republic has come a long way in...

“Fascist coup of the self-proclaimed world’s largest democracy is unfolding before our eyes”

India's Twitter friendly Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has embarrassed the government several times recently through his over enthusiastic slip of tongues, be it...

‘The autumn of the patriarch’

Qissa - Directed by Anup Singh. Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tilottoma Shome, Tisca Chopra, Rasika Duggal The air was thinner in the defeated ‘homeland’ and it...

The Great Weaver From Kashmir

While surfing the net I stumbled upon the title of a book “The Great Weaver from Kashmir” by Halldor Laxness. A sheer curiosity, a...

No regrets, only looking back

For those who are not aware: D N Ghosh has been an extraordinaire bureaucrat, banker, professor and corporate leader. Moreover, he is a known...