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Gurcharan Das

Articles by Gurcharan Das

Mynahs Sing Of Pleasure

Mynahs Sing Of Pleasure

Sep 28, 2015 Gurcharan Das

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

Aug 24, 2015 Gurcharan Das

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

May 05, 2014 Gurcharan Das

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

Sep 17, 2012 Gurcharan Das

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

A Pre-Fab Earthquake

A Pre-Fab Earthquake

Sep 13, 2010 Gurcharan Das

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

Stranger At Home

Stranger At Home

Aug 23, 2010 Gurcharan Das

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

Homemade Alphabet Tree

Homemade Alphabet Tree

Dec 21, 2009 Gurcharan Das

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

Aug 31, 2009 Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das pans an ancient epic to retrieve lessons for today

Worldview, Streetmap

Worldview, Streetmap

Jul 20, 2009 Gurcharan Das

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

A Country's Programming Code

A Country's Programming Code

May 04, 2009 Gurcharan Das

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

The Reformer
In A Labyrinth

The Reformer In A Labyrinth

Feb 19, 2007 Gurcharan Das

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

Slow Adds Up

Slow Adds Up

Jan 15, 2007 Gurcharan Das

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

Aug 21, 2006 Gurcharan Das

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

Thanks, But No Thanks

Thanks, But No Thanks

May 09, 2005 Gurcharan Das

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

May 02, 2005 Gurcharan Das

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

Jul 19, 2004 Gurcharan Das

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?

Jul 12, 2004 Gurcharan Das

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!

Apr 12, 2004 Gurcharan Das

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

Beyond Secular Cynics

Beyond Secular Cynics

Mar 29, 2004 Gurcharan Das

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

The 'Can Can' Twirl

The 'Can Can' Twirl

Aug 18, 2003 Gurcharan Das

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