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Why our foreign policy adopts a sulking strategy
Mon, Aug 25 2014. 02 23 AM

Why our foreign policy adopts a sulking strategy

At the moment India and Pakistan are not talking and we’re not fighting either. India appears to have devised a fourth way in international relations—sulking
UR Ananthamurthy | The interpreter of injustices
Fri, Aug 22 2014. 08 10 PM

UR Ananthamurthy | The interpreter of injustices

The acclaimed Kannada writer on the fluidity of languages, the key to finding meaning in texts, and his failing health
The gospels of Maududi and Golwalkar
Sat, Aug 16 2014. 12 02 AM

The gospels of Maududi and Golwalkar

Modi has popularized Golwalkar’s ideas through democracy, just as Maududi’s ideology is dominant in Pakistan’s constitution and its civil society
A desultory list of what’s going on
Sat, Aug 09 2014. 12 09 AM

A desultory list of what’s going on

On being unwell, Rich Froning winning the CrossFit Games, iPod Shuffle, Mahabharat, the Gita and more
Why this T-word can’t build Brand India
Sun, Aug 03 2014. 11 57 AM

Why this T-word can’t build Brand India

Mischief by politicians sometimes costs tourism dear
What great minds say about the armpit
Sat, Jul 26 2014. 12 04 AM

What great minds say about the armpit

About an unassuming part of the body, but capable of holding mystery
Chicken ‘khausa’ and Sosyo at Rander
Wed, Jul 23 2014. 04 58 PM

Chicken ‘khausa’ and Sosyo at Rander

Nothing like the overrated, garam masala suffused with north Indian Muslim fare which the Chagatai Turk would have totally rejected as being Mughlai
What makes and unmakes our gods?
Sat, Jul 12 2014. 12 03 AM

What makes and unmakes our gods?

It is our belief that makes and unmakes the gods, not our texts
The fault (not) in our stars
Sat, Jul 05 2014. 12 04 AM

The fault (not) in our stars

So far as sucking at football goes, it’s not the government or lack of school playgrounds that are responsible for our rank of 154
Why did they fight the war?
Sat, Jun 28 2014. 12 02 AM

Why did they fight the war?

In its mindlessness, World War I resembled the line of control conflict between India and Pakistan—two nations stupidly pummelling one another across a line for years without reason and without result.

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