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Book Excerpt: How HD Deve Gowda Wrestled With Vajpayee And His Mask 

Book Excerpt: How HD Deve Gowda Wrestled With Vajpayee And His Mask 

Mar 13, 2022

Vajpayee was about grandstanding; Gowda was about trench fights. One was a Brahmin and another a Shudra, and the perception about them, their refinements and commitment invariably had undercurrents of caste, traditions, geography, history and plain old prejudice.

The Quaestor Quatrains

The Quaestor Quatrains

Mar 30, 2012

Sagely statesman or savage beast, poetry soothes the soul of either

The Citrus Blight

The Citrus Blight

Mar 22, 2012

Base shrinking and internally riven, can the BJP stay relevant for 2014?

Stones For Words

Stones For Words

Mar 09, 2012

Pillars of the state in a blood feud. The symptoms are dire.

A Quiet Sultan

A Quiet Sultan

Mar 09, 2012

The student days of ‘Tipu’ in Mysore

Deathly Altar Of Tatu Ajja

Deathly Altar Of Tatu Ajja

Feb 24, 2012

Was Basavaraja’s death plain murder or a gruesome enactment of a tantric ritual?

The Eyes Have It, The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It, The Eyes Have It

Feb 10, 2012

After land and mining scams, the BJP’s gateway to the south chews on Porngate

‘I’m A Specialist In Rocket Science And A Failure As A Psychologist’

‘I’m A Specialist In Rocket Science And A Failure As A Psychologist’

Feb 03, 2012

Former ISRO chairman offers fresh insight on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal

Geography Lesson Revised

Geography Lesson Revised

Jan 28, 2012

It won’t be such a bad thing—smaller states. Language-based units have run their course. It’s time to factor in economic, social, cultural realities.

Does Ash Like It Sukka?

Does Ash Like It Sukka?

Dec 23, 2011

Illi baaru, boss. Swinging between button idlis and pandi curries.

The Leftover God

The Leftover God

Dec 09, 2011

A temple’s demeaning ‘leftovers’ ritual has all sides frothing

The Retailer

The Retailer

Dec 02, 2011

Can a Walmart ever match Indian jugaad?

Orange Bitters

Orange Bitters

Nov 24, 2011

Bellary bypoll turns litmus test for BJP

Couldn’t Prevent Jack From Being Happy

Couldn’t Prevent Jack From Being Happy

Nov 18, 2011

We had an eye out for happiness, and found it in poverty softened by hope, in struggle, in selflessness, and in self-absorption

Watered Down

Watered Down

Nov 04, 2011

An RSS group baiting Modi? Read on.

For A Golden Rendezvous

For A Golden Rendezvous

Oct 28, 2011

Labourers at the Kolar Gold Fields mine an ore of hope

‘The Indian Dream Will Be An American Photocopy’

‘The Indian Dream Will Be An American Photocopy’

Oct 21, 2011

The head of the department of psychiatry at Nimhans Bangalore speaks on the present and future young of India with the insight of a sociologist and social psychiatrist

Kicking As He Goes

Kicking As He Goes

Oct 21, 2011

Yediyurappa thinks he’s been fixed by his party and is hitting back

“I Had To Tell Kejriwal That, In Hisar, We Had Jumped The Gun”

“I Had To Tell Kejriwal That, In Hisar, We Had Jumped The Gun”

Oct 14, 2011

The former Karnataka Lokayukta expresses anguish on how how Anna Hazare’s ‘apolitical’ movement may be perceived

His Barony, Undermined

His Barony, Undermined

Sep 30, 2011

With G. Janardhana Reddy’s arrest, will the mineshaft collapse on the Bellary brothers?

Smelting Point

Smelting Point

Sep 09, 2011

How will the Bellary Reddy arrest play out for the BJP?

Tears In The Sieve

Tears In The Sieve

Sep 02, 2011

The Lokayukta officials who couldn’t resist

Twice-Born, In Damnation

Twice-Born, In Damnation

Aug 19, 2011

What could a people that Dalits deem unclean have to celebrate about on Independence Day?

Tropic Of Caprices

Tropic Of Caprices

Aug 05, 2011

Politicians let down Karnataka, Andhra and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is a victim of its own social pathologies.

A Rich Vein Of Dissent

A Rich Vein Of Dissent

Jul 29, 2011

Yeddy goes, kicking and screaming. Can the BJP stabilise its ship in Karnataka?

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