Sometimes my son asks in English: “Baba, what does duniya mean?” It means the world, beta, the world that I have lost. The world of Hindi
To return to Patna is to find the challenging thought of death, like the tip of a knife, pressing against my rib.
It wasn't just about standing up for freedom of expression in India: maybe I was doing something more humble and honest. I was trying to restore a sense of balance to my own personal practice of literary criticism.
The courts may have effectively circumscribed Sec 153A and 295A of the IPC by limiting the circumstances under which they may be invoked, yet as long as they exist in a form that allows for anyone to file a police complaint, their job is done.
As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India to wake up.
He was indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger. He never published a classic text nor did he achieve anything like fame. The publication of his Selected Writings is an occasion for sorrow as well as celebration.
Fidelity to his interlocutors, and to their detail and circumstance, as much as the intelligence and brightness of Mehta's own prose, makes it an extraordinary debut--a debut that will rival Arundhati Roy's in fiction.
Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government, in Patiala.PTI Photo
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai speaks to media as volunteers hold placards at a traffic point as part of Delhi governments 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce pollution in the national capital, in New...PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Ambassador of Italy to India Vincenzo De Luca pays tribute to poet Rabindra Nath Tagore during their visit to Toagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko Thakurbari, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
A cyclist falls as he and other commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
BJP leader Vasundhara Raje attends the National Office bearers meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates