Salil Tripathi
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s statue at a memorial dedicated to him in Mumbai. Photo: Alamy

Looking for the real Savarkar

7 min read . 11 Oct 2019
Even if nobody else followed, he would walk that path—walk alone, others could follow. Rabindranath Tagore had said that first

Thus spake the Mahatma

11 min read . 04 Oct 2019
Older, meaner, atavistic ideas of nationalism are rising.

A message from the Khan Market gang

10 min read . 27 Aug 2019
If Boris Johnson becomes PM, he will assume leadership at a time when the old model of leadership in the UK lies exposed and a new one is yet to be born (Photo: Getty Images)

Boris Johnson: An unsuitable boy

11 min read . 16 Jul 2019
Ranji taking his batting stance.  (Alamy)

Narrating history through cricket

6 min read . 03 Jun 2019