The Story of a Phenomenon: As India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the indelible place of his sojourns in the United States in giving shape to the mythographies that have developed around his life becomes all too apparen
More than mere recounting of a banned painting's triumphant return home: palpable proof of how fortitude, equanimity, and a simple faith in the goodness of people might yet prevail amidst crushing adversity.
There can be little question that Obama's presidency will be much preferable to that of McCain. But to believe that Obama's election as the President of the United States represents an end to the global nightmare, one needs to hope against hope.
Why wasn't Muhammad Yunus, an economist, who has, in the words of the Nobel Prize Committee, 'shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development', deserving of the Economics Prize?
What sacrificial victims does the nation-state relentlessly seek? What is the symbolic register of sacrifice demanded by a modern nation-state? What sacrifices are demanded by the regime of truth, and what truths must be forsaken by the regime of sac
The image of Israel and India as exemplary and besieged democracies having to confront "Islamic terrorists" is never very far from the mind of Indian élites, even when the argument is not pressed forth explicitly.
With the inauguration on July 1st by Chinese President Hu Jintao of the New Tibet railway, there is now a railraod from China to Tibet; and one can only hope against hope that the Tibetans will not be railroaded to their extinction.
Presenting a transcript of the tape of President Bush practicing the Speech, to be delivered at the State Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, recorded on-board Air Farce One, that we managed to get our hands on.