April 04, 2020

Gurcharan Das

  • Mynahs Sing Of Pleasure
    Mynahs Sing Of Pleasure

    The Kamasutra is a manual for sensual living. Its role in a civilised aesthetic of love is lauded by Wendy...

  • Love And Obstacles
    Love And Obstacles

    Kakar’s Bhartrhari agonises over love at its cynical and cruel best. Its painful glory is sung in exquisite...

  • Modesty Is A Slow Killer
    Modesty Is A Slow Killer

    This model piece of non-fiction narrates a tragedy of our times—how the brilliant Manmohan Singh fell from...

  • The Dim Flicker Of A Night Light
    The Dim Flicker Of A Night Light

    India’s overnight ascension, characterised and caricaturised as having manifested despite its state rather...

  • A Pre-Fab Earthquake
    A Pre-Fab Earthquake

    The foreteller of the financial crash ignores a Left-Right binary, faults endemic inequality and political...

  • Stranger At Home
    Stranger At Home

    English bespeaks progress. India’s youth is much the worse without it.

  • Homemade Alphabet Tree
    Homemade Alphabet Tree

    They face state wrath, but private unaided schools provide quality education to many poor children

  • The Difficulty Of Being Wise
    The Difficulty Of Being Wise

    Gurcharan Das pans an ancient epic to retrieve lessons for today

  • Worldview, Streetmap
    Worldview, Streetmap

    For all its positives, the budget doesn't look far and wide

  • A Country's Programming Code
    A Country's Programming Code

    Only an emphasis on education can sustain the success of our software companies

  • The Reformer
In A Labyrinth
    The Reformer In A Labyrinth

    The FM has asked all the right questions. A bit of administrative reform could get the answers going.

  • Slow Adds Up
    Slow Adds Up

    2006, the year gone by, was one of the best in India's economic history. But politicians and media continue...

  • Arise From The Clay Earth
    Arise From The Clay Earth

    Let our cities reflect the new age. Let there be a Taj for today.

  • Thanks, But No Thanks
    Thanks, But No Thanks

    Lak wants to dispel the image of bullock-cart India but can't offer us an alternative vision

  • Inglish As She's Spoke
    Inglish As She's Spoke

    In a world growing smaller and an India growing bigger, English is the currency of the future. Even insecure...

  • An Idea In Rigor Mortis
    An Idea In Rigor Mortis

    The Left is touting those ghostly notions again. They didn't hold then, they don't hold now.

  • India Shining (1984-2004), RIP?
    India Shining (1984-2004), RIP?

    No. Let us not give up on one our most persuasive ideas. We are still one of the fastest growing economies in...

  • Privatise Secularism!
    Privatise Secularism!

    Secularism has failed in India because of its complete divorce from tradition

  • Beyond Secular Cynics
    Beyond Secular Cynics

    Secularism has failed in India because of its complete divorce from tradition

  • The 'Can Can' Twirl
    The 'Can Can' Twirl

    At a mass psychological level, the reforms decade has given India a rush of energy

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