The election results reflect the corporate capture of the political process, a phenomenon that seems to gain strength no matter which party happens to be in power. Sadly, this is not a national but a global phenomenon, writes Amitav Ghosh.
How literature, legends and folklore have influenced our responses to nature and wildlife -- sometimes with happy results, as in the Sunderbans, and at other times with disastrous consequences, as with Project Tiger
Amitav Ghosh on his refusing to refuse the Dan David Prize: 'I do not believe in embargoes and boycotts where they concern matters of culture and learning.' These, he argues, 'must, in principle, be regarded as autonomous of the state'.