The sceptic

A lithograph depicting an Indian surgeon preparing to form an artificial ear lobe, from a portfolio by Robert Thom illustrating the history of medicine. Photo: Blue Lantern Studio/Corbis<br />

Excerpt | The Sceptical Patriot

7 min read . 03 May 2014
Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br /> (Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint)

India: the superpower that wasn’t

4 min read . 17 May 2013
When Rahulji spoke about power, he almost brought tears to my eyes. ‘Power is actually a poison,’ he said. Photo: HT<br /> (HT)
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint<br />

India 2012, a dystopian land

4 min read . 01 Nov 2012
Yet, even after taking into account all the handicaps that any incumbent has, Obama still did badly in the debate. Romney exuded more energy, and he had better and easier-to-chew statistical bytes to throw at the audience. Photo: Rick Wilking/AP<br /> (Rick Wilking/AP)

A sales pitch in the United States

4 min read . 04 Oct 2012
<br />Photo: Vivek Prakash/Reuters<br />

Sachin, media, and the dying light

4 min read . 06 Sep 2012
<br />Jayachandran/Mint<br />

The trouble with Facebook

4 min read . 09 Aug 2012
<br />Photo: Reuters<br />

Stoop low and walk free

4 min read . 26 Jul 2012
<br />Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br />

The percentile way to ruin the IITs

4 min read . 12 Jul 2012
<br />Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

The sublimity of brand IIT

3 min read . 14 Jun 2012
<br />Think Stock<br />

Breaking free from the mundane

4 min read . 31 May 2012
<br />Thinkstok<br />

The decline and fall of engineers

3 min read . 17 May 2012
<br />Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Big-bang vodka martini reforms

4 min read . 04 May 2012
<br />Graphics b Jayachandran/Mint<br />

IPL&#8217;s novelty is wearing off

4 min read . 05 Apr 2012
<br />Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Kakonomics and the elephant

3 min read . 22 Mar 2012
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The Bane of Indian cricket

3 min read . 23 Feb 2012
<br />Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Of insurance and Yuvraj&#8217;s bat

4 min read . 10 Feb 2012
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An unreal sense of security

4 min read . 13 Jan 2012
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Three profiles of courage

3 min read . 29 Dec 2011