February 28, 2020

Manvendra Singh

  • Here’s To You, Sekunder Burnes
    Here’s To You, Sekunder Burnes

    Unused sources inform a history of the First Afghan War—the deceit on both sides, craven heroes, and a...

  • A Fishy Story
    A Fishy Story

  • Tongue-Tied Kids Of Macaulay
    Tongue-Tied Kids Of Macaulay

    The Sanskrit minister of Rajasthan is not from the Union HRD minister's party, yet they've similar views on...

  • Gusts Of A Desert Storm
    Gusts Of A Desert Storm

    Udai Singh captured important territories during the '71 war. But his greatness lay in making war widows...

  • Dreams And Droughts
    Dreams And Droughts

    Legislators sans executive power and administration sans legislative powers: balancing the two gives us the...

  • Calamitous Lessons
    Calamitous Lessons

    Inhabitants of Barmer survived the 'Kutch-Bhuj' earthquake because their poverty compelled them to build...

  • Frontier Hallucinations
    Frontier Hallucinations

    The implication of an innocent man had Jaisalmer protesting as never before—the town even called a bandh...

  • A Deluge And A Trickle
    A Deluge And A Trickle

    The fencing on the borders notwithstanding, there is to and fro movement. Most of it is for faith—or...

  • A Name For A Thirsty Land
    A Name For A Thirsty Land

    Of Ismael, his village and water that is a desert away

  • The Irony Of Migrations
    The Irony Of Migrations

    Migratory birds come to Barmer's drought-affected land and leave just before summer. But where and how will...

  • A Spooky Explosion In Jasol
    A Spooky Explosion In Jasol

  • Piece De Resistance
    Piece De Resistance

    How the lights went out of a poor farmer's life

  • The State Vs The People
    The State Vs The People

    The people of the desert know of water harvesting techniques but my experience says that it is the state that...

  • Droughts And Socialism
    Droughts And Socialism

    Drought happens not when summer comes but when the rains don't

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