Articles in: Different Strokes

Learning from Movies

Learning from Movies

When the dastardly incident involving a 23 year old female student in Delhi took place in December of 2011, there […]

Man and Woman – forever distinct?

Man and Woman – forever distinct?

This is a December few of us will forget. Delhi-ites, Indians and people across the world waited with anxiety and […]

FDI In Retail and Political Decision Making

FDI In Retail and Political Decision Making

The decision of the Government of India to bring in foreign companies to retail has generated much heat, controversy and […]

Corruption and Discipline

Corruption and Discipline

We are witnessing today two interesting phenomena. In India, unbridled corruption, and in another Asiatic nation, Japan, exemplary manifestation of […]

Pride without Prejudice

Pride without Prejudice

The Commonwealth Games came and went. Such a hue and cry took place before the Games and surely there will […]

The Taj Crisis

The Taj Crisis

There’s always something going on in this country… good, bad, ugly. In that respect one is always assured a subject […]

Piecing the Puzzle

Piecing the Puzzle

In an article in the Deccan Chronicle (6th January, 2010), the author M.S. Swaminathan expressed his view that “only science […]

The First Step

The First Step

Not a single day this year has gone by without the newspapers reporting on rapes, murders, robberies, scams, political turmoils. […]

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

Recently an article appeared in the New York Times commenting on the “greatest show on earth” – the Indian elections. […]

Sage Advice

Sage Advice

In the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata, the wise grandsire Bhishma gives a last lesson in administration and polity to […]

India’s Pride

India’s Pride

In different forms of the media, in a single week, this is what was expressed in various contexts: “India’s Picasso” […]

Young Guns

Young Guns

Recently, the ruling government in India inducted some fresh faces into the cabinet of which there were some celebrated more […]

Defiling the Sublime

Defiling the Sublime

An article in a leading Indian daily reports that “A powerful trend in the American establishment has launched a smear-campaign […]

Mythical Rama: The Timeless Reality

Mythical Rama: The Timeless Reality

There was commotion in the grove on the banks of the river when a frog yelled, asking an elephant bathing […]

September 11 – Past, Present, Future

September 11 – Past, Present, Future

September 11, 2001. It’s a date almost all who are exposed to some form of media or the other will […]

Righting the Wrongs

Righting the Wrongs

A well known Indian composer recently released a song as a contribution towards eradicating poverty by 2015. A reality show […]

Of Little Buddhias and Buddhas

Of Little Buddhias and Buddhas

Budhia, or the marathon child, has created a history of sorts by his non-stop spell of running continuously for 7 […]

Understanding the Tsunami

Understanding the Tsunami

On 26th December 2004, a devastating earthquake with an intensity of 8.9 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia.  The upheaval […]

The Tsunami Shock and After

The Tsunami Shock and After

A giant wave of destruction has passed over Southeast Asia swallowing many human lives. In minds that are sensitive, it […]

Bartering Silver for Gold

Bartering Silver for Gold

Prescriptions for restraint from the ancient Indian literature for leaders in headlong love with the microphone. Congratulating George Bush for […]

For whom the Bell Tolls?

For whom the Bell Tolls?

The bell tolls for the dictator and the despot – said a UN survey. The bell may toll for the […]

The Unpunished Culprit

The Unpunished Culprit

The newspapers spread before me offer an unending series of disturbing news, but I focus on two of them that […]

Face of the Enigmatic Lady

Face of the Enigmatic Lady

Law never made a man just, but in its slow refinement is reflected mankind’s collective growth of conscience. Only an […]

Of Culture and Anarchy

Of Culture and Anarchy

Who must set an example in following a cultured code of conduct for a national policy on culture to be […]

Image of Man in Disaster

Image of Man in Disaster

Man’s fear and fascination for the possible evil in his own nature is exaggerated and exploited by traders making use […]

Past Future

Past Future

When a news anchor of a popular channel said, “I am the sufferer”, what she had in mind was the […]

Revolutions and Rituals

Revolutions and Rituals

The anniversary of the Fall of Bastille will be celebrated on a chunk of Indian soil on 14th July – […]

An Aspect of Identity

An Aspect of Identity

Readers may pardon me for beginning with an anecdote that is probably known to some of them. Once an Englishman […]

A Courier for the World Beyond

A Courier for the World Beyond

A gentleman of Florida, told by his doctor that he would die in a few weeks, announced his readiness to […]

The Case of a Fatal Fascination

The Case of a Fatal Fascination

Once again the largest democracy in the world is going to elect a new government. That brings back into this […]