Gandhi visits Srinagar and insists the people, not the ruler, should decide the future; Nehru submits the list of the first Cabinet of free India to Mountbatten
Swaraj Is My Birthright
FOR a nation learning to walk, Nehru was guide, philosopher and king
The Rites Of Passage
Shastri and Gulzarilal Nanda, the men who wouldn't be 'king'
Arvind N. Das
Journey Into Twilight
MIDNIGHT'S Child came of age in India in a strange world
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Sectarian ambitions and the AK-47 create an era of insecurity
The Age Of Paradox
Consumerism and the TV revolution go hand in hand with Hindu revivalism
Cine Qua Non!
If we have one shared turf of experience, it's Hindi cinema. And since all the radio ga-ga over Pataudi's swishing blade, cricket's been our unofficial adhesive
Indiapolis: Memories Of Space
A long love affair with his camera and trains led champion dilettante GARNEY NYSS to travel all over India the '40s and photograph Indian cities. result—a dusty black-and-white portfolio of the Indian metropolises, meticulously preserved.
A Kama Chakkar
In the Great Indian Tea Ceremony, you might see something very strange going on under the ghoonghat across the table, but must neversay anything in public
Look Back In Awe
Trips down memory lane become the predicament of a nation entering puberty
Constructed Histories: A Question Of Violence
Jallianwala Bagh, Chauri Chaura and Sabarmati revisited
The light did shine at midnight, but there's been enough darkness at high noon.
A Cosmic Taj
Frittered into sundry insular herds, many of us have nothing to celebrate
Tarun J. Tejpal
In Our Time
The older generation is tired, the new does not connect. Freedom is a given.
Was the free India envisaged in 1947 a delusion? How is 1997, in form and essence, a different set of realities? The icons speak...