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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pavan K. Varma

Articles by Pavan K. Varma

With Charvaka Rationalists

With Charvaka Rationalists

Nov 20, 2019 Pavan K. Varma

Tharoor’s earlier book locked horns with ascendant forces of Hindu bigotry. This useful primer on the...

The Dominos Are Set

The Dominos Are Set

Oct 19, 2015 Pavan K. Varma

If the BJP fails in the polls, it could have long-range effects

Still Not Gone To The Rats

Still Not Gone To The Rats

Sep 23, 2013 Pavan K. Varma

A tortured love with Patna, leavened with intimacy, is well told, but a misplaced despair for it is just...

Dehli, That Town Which Was

Dehli, That Town Which Was

Dec 26, 2011 Pavan K. Varma

Audacious in scale, the panorama made by Mazhar Ali Khan in 1846 gives a 360-degree perspective of the Red...

He Is Only A Camera

He Is Only A Camera

Nov 14, 2011 Pavan K. Varma

Ever the consummate reporter, Tully dutifully ploughs through all interest areas. What he lacks are opinions.

Gordian Knots

Gordian Knots

Dec 14, 2009 Pavan K. Varma

A professional and highly readable beginning, which will hopefully inspire other scholars to follow suit.

Inner Ring Road

Inner Ring Road

Mar 09, 2009 Pavan K. Varma

A furious itinerancy extracts both past shadows and extant charms from Delhi's forgotten nooks and crannies

Hear That Chug-Chug?

Hear That Chug-Chug?

Oct 27, 2008 Pavan K. Varma

Sometimes it takes the objectivity of a foreigner to see the potential within us. Lak holds up the light.

The Middle Comes First. It Happens, Hota Hai

The Middle Comes First. It Happens, Hota Hai

Nov 12, 2007 Pavan K. Varma

For the Indian middle class, at last it's time to eye the rewards

No One Belongs To The Bordello

No One Belongs To The Bordello

May 07, 2007 Pavan K. Varma

Revive Urdu. Else, our future generations will never know the eloquence of love, and poetry.

Living Statues Of Liberty

Living Statues Of Liberty

Oct 16, 2006 Pavan K. Varma

Liberalisation has made the middle class assertive. Now shed cynicism, and it can produce model citizens.

That Familiar Feeling

That Familiar Feeling

Jun 05, 2006 Pavan K. Varma

Does not tell us anything startingly new, but at least covers known ground in readable, even simplistic ways...

Coming Back Home

Coming Back Home

Feb 17, 2006 Pavan K. Varma

The first thing you notice when you reach Delhi is people. The second thing you notice is the noise....

Poet In The Marketplace

Poet In The Marketplace

Feb 07, 2005 Pavan K. Varma

Nasreen asks the right questions, and Javed answers with honesty. In the process, the reader learns...

Till Kingdom Come

Till Kingdom Come

Jan 20, 2003 Pavan K. Varma

The Peter Sellers' take is good for a few jaded laughs but jarring in a book which purports to explore the...

Strains Of Sensitivity

Strains Of Sensitivity

Jul 16, 2001 Pavan K. Varma

To An Anglian Glade

To An Anglian Glade

Jan 22, 2001 Pavan K. Varma

Nutty Lines

Nutty Lines

Aug 16, 1999 Pavan K. Varma

Simply worth a nibble

My Book of the Century

My Book of the Century

Apr 05, 1999 Pavan K. Varma

Elusive Solutions

Elusive Solutions

Sep 28, 1998 Pavan K. Varma

Making sense of corruption