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Delhi—Pollution and Perspectives

Delhi, or as Delhiwallas love to say, Dilwalon ki Dilli, is an urban settlement consisting of seven ancient cities arranged in a kaleidoscopic pattern. These seven cities reflect Indi...

In Politics, Nov 30, 2019

Ethics, Morality, and Actions: From Rodents to Humans, Nations to Companies, Ancients to Contemporaries

Let us imagine that we have created a time machine and transported ourselves five hundred years back to observe our surroundings. It’s the year 1519 and we have landed in that region ...

In Others, Nov 03, 2019

Defining Politics

The word “politics” comes from the Greek word “politikos” which means pertaining to the affairs of the state or its citizens. Politics has been variously defined as the process by whi...

In Politics, Oct 20, 2019

Gandhi

How to introduce Gandhi to somebody who knows not much about him? In fact, how to interpret Gandhi oneself? It’s interesting to think that he seems to be so approachable and yet so di...

In History, Biography, Oct 02, 2019

Parallels between Cinema and Politics in India

The state of any medium of cultural expression such as art, cinema, music, theater, etc. is reflected in the politics of that society. Talking about today’s nation-states, generally, ...

In Cinema, Politics, Sep 30, 2019

(Dis)United and (Un)Progressive India

After winning the general election in May 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared, “If anyone has won, it is India. We dedicate this victory to the people of India.” The victo...

In Politics, Economics, Sep 06, 2019

Reminiscing the Visit to a Synagogue

Exactly a year ago, I had received an opportunity to visit a synagogue when my friend, Neil, delighted everyone on our team by announcing that he had just stepped into parenthood and ...

In Religion, Aug 27, 2019

Knowledge Transfer Between Natural Allies

A decade ago, President Barack Obama termed the United States of America and India as natural allies. One is the world’s oldest democracy while the other is its largest. Both nations ...

In History, Politics, Aug 20, 2019

Abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution of India

Let’s start from the beginning. Article 370 was introduced as a temporary measure, to be valid until the formulation and adoption of the state’s constitution. The state of Jammu and K...

In History, Politics, Aug 07, 2019

India's 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup Campaign

From the past few weeks, I had been planning to write this article on the coming Sunday after victory in the World Cup for India but that was not to be. And so here I am, gloomy, deje...

In Cricket, Jul 12, 2019

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