Articles in: Different Strokes

Darkness and Light from the Arabian Nights

Darkness and Light from the Arabian Nights

A story from the Arabian Nights: On his deathbed a wealthy man told his only son, “You are a good […]

Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

The sight of Indian actress Urmilla on the rooftops of the old city of Lahore is a sight for sore […]

A Sunrise for Hope

A Sunrise for Hope

In the infinite flow of time, what is so special about a New Year? Why do we become so alert, […]

Killing the Saviour

Killing the Saviour

“Ganga is the most polluted river,” is the title of a report in The Hindu of 23 November 2003. This […]

Turning Points

Turning Points

Every year I try and make an effort to become part of the International Film Festival which takes place in […]

Symbols: Indispensible Elements of National Identity

Symbols: Indispensible Elements of National Identity

A truly significant or constructive event often does not receive any attention beyond the limited sphere of its happening and […]

The Dangerous Demigoddess

The Dangerous Demigoddess

Not long ago, the colossal nude sculpture, christened Yakshi that dominated the Malampuzha Gardens near Palaghat in Kerala caused a […]

The Real Message of September 11

The Real Message of September 11

This year’s recollection of the “Sept. 11th events” have shown – in spite of various public ceremonies and press releases […]

Two Similar Events and an Interval of a Millennia

Two Similar Events and an Interval of a Millennia

The report appearing in the Hindustan Times (Kolkata edition) in its issue of 20th August was both amazing and amusing.  […]

Tragedy of the Taj

Tragedy of the Taj

The tragedy, luckily, was averted, but our attitude that pushes the monument to its verge again and again goes strong […]

Souls under Morphia

Souls under Morphia

Imagine some educated adults, male and female, occupying positions where they can influence innumerable people, making exclamations of protests like […]