The writer taught in the department of English, Delhi University.
The farce of TV “debates” shows us in the grip of matched opposites, good versus evil, black versus white. There is little civilised discourse. No question is open. This is the age of the slogan — and outright violence.
There are great advantages of redefining military action as surgery — for one, it mobilises the rhetoric of health.
‘Gurugram’ is the symptom of a disease which generates a striving to return to some previous perfection.
The alarming, exponential reach of the ‘anti-national’ can find you out in the most unexpected places.
A book on the fabled Allahabad University takes shelter in the romantic distortions of nostalgia when faced with the present.
The officially declared desire to go for the record must itself be a kind of record.
Salman Khan had to be sacrificed so that we can rest easy about the impersonal majesty of the law.
Chinua Achebe looks at the everyday life of colonialism with remarkable good humour....