Profile of Jyotirmaya Sharma
The angry Brahminical god has tried to dominate the aboriginal, ambiguous deities. Then came the poet-saints, who transformed worship into an act of deep, silent personal love.
No burning issue, but caste and carrots, confronts Andhra voters
Chiranjeevi. The future of whose Praja Rajyam is as uncertain as the speculation over its possible impact on the results
So compelling is the Naidu mystique that even Rahul Gandhi admitted recently that Naidu did a lot for Hyderabad. I wonder whether the reality justifies the hype.
The Liberhan report too falls for the Hindu-Secular conundrum
Smug in our restraint, we delight when sex goeth before a fall
When I came to live in Hyderabad a decade ago, a wise man, visibly drunk, told me that the three things that mattered in Hyderabad were politics, astrology and cinema.
An old Hyderabadi recently told me, “We are not asking for governance or good governance. Not even statesmanship or vision. Just a decision.”
Swami Vivekananda: Social reformer or caste votary? Religious inclusivist or Hindu supremacist?
Modi doesn’t dress up his version of truth, it’s baldspeak
Now, the RSS is the BJP and the BJP is the RSS.
Where will a condoning of acquisitiveness and fratricidal violence lead us?
Revolt, bloodshed and revenge were at once the instruments of injustice and of bringing about natural justice.