Profile of Sunil Khilnani
It's been almost 60 years since Partition. Now is a good time to get a clearer understanding of the events that took place and to take responsibility for it.
That's how the British saw Krishna Menon. The release of MI5's top secret files reveal how powerfully India's high commissioner agitated the West.
Giant-in-the-making, cub in the Big Boy's Club. India has to think deep about what exactly is 'arriving'.
Patrick French reveals enough devil in Naipaul, the autocrat and the alchemist
The HIV/AIDS debate in India hangs somewhere between imagining the worst and complete denial. These are sixteen stories exploring the issue's human dimension.
A text-centric conspectus studies Hinduism’s pluralistic ways, ignores living reality
Our basics are in place. But are we braced for handling uncertainty?
M.J. Akbar brings new insight to Pakistan’s past, but fails to fully plumb its maddening present and possible future
Lelyveld shows Gandhi, the great experimentalist and contradictor, at a half-awakened state in South Africa, his later self-magnification and an audacious claim to political command
A dystopic descent into the troubling nature of democracy, identity and the ego
Anarchy has a grammar and a purpose, freedom is self-propagating
It’s a matter of time before the irate Indian takes its leaders to task
That the nation persists is what has lent the India story such gravitas: an idea that’s taken strong root. But will the march of history leave us behind?
Modi and the BJP will only be deluding themselves if they think they can overwrite Nehru’s legacy
A choice between India as Brand Software or as Brand Saffron, between the promise of Bangalore or the threat of Gujarat. And yet the alternatives are in fact more complicated and especially since Sept 11 the calculus of choice must be more nuanced...
What gave Nehru 'strength and hope'? What were the 'workings of the mind' upon which he grew to rely, on which he rested his faith?