Tunku Varadarajan is the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
The escalation of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, incident has shown us up as a truly petty people.
A form of cricket once scorned by the purists can be a thing of real beauty.
On March 22, multiple explosions in Brussels left 31 dead. Five takeaways from the most recent act of Islamist terrorism in the West.
Here’s an Indian Test XI that would fight to the bitter end. I start with Gavaskar and Sehwag. And please note there is no Tendulkar.
The billionaire is wrecking the Republican Party — and making things easy for the Democrats.
Let us hail Kanhaiya. If not for his politics, then certainly for the eloquence of his language.
The ruling party should leave secularism alone. Economic reform is what will save India from itself
Some lessons from the national embarrassment that is the JNU sedition affair. Will non-Hindutva Modi voters be left in the lurch?
One is a political freak, the other a self-made leader with a vision for his country. The comparisons are amusing, but utterly facile.
Indians need to take drastic action to end racism against black Africans. We can’t be behaving like animals toward foreigners in our country.
There’s a galloping sense of ‘buyer’s remorse’, as the Old Continent wakes up to the truth that it has taken on a mass of people who cannot be assimilated.
A respected journalist is gagged by goons on a university campus.
Ms Haley is Indian-American, and Christian, and a political star.
What India must do—and not do—in its war against terrorists
From foreign policy to gay sex, what went wrong and what went right.
The hypocrisy of the Islamic world is laid bare once more
As Nirbhaya, Jyoti became a symbol of civic convenience that fit with Indian society’s patriarchy. We know her name. Let’s say it aloud, again and again
All that makes and breaks the country — faith to family, politics to media.
In both, cricket and politics, what we were seeing was a species of indignant, nationalist pushback against standards set by the West.
I’d be lying if I were to say that I don’t enjoy watching India play Pak. That word — enjoy — is a meagre way to describe the feelings that course through millions of Indians when India takes on its westerly neighbour.
It hardly needs stating, also, that the Islamist terrorists are as brutal to those Muslims who aren’t of a hardline Salafi creed as they are to non-Muslim infidels.
There’s only one truly pan-Indian leader, Modi, whether we like him or not. The salvation of India rests with him, provided he reforms himself.
India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party.
The government has scarred its foreign policy with its stupidity on Nepal.
The best name for Sehwag is the Great Deflator. No modern batsman could take the wind out of an opening attack — deflate it, in other words — as adeptly as Sehwag.
The Desi Modi stands in depressing contrast to Modi Abroad
The president went where the PM feared to go
The murder of Mohammad Akhlaq shows up India in all its ugliness.
Indian-Americans are in a frenzy yet again over yet another visit to the US by Narendra Modi.
Our culture minister is a man who can’t quite bring himself to believe that Muslims can be proper Indians.
Panchjanya is utterly misguided about English and Hindi
Commentators on the subject have mocked him as conforming to the Hindu nationalists’ idea of a “good Muslim”.
Indians hate to walk. At sprawling foreign airports, they often don’t need to.
What the Prime Minister can learn from the recent elections in the Emerald Isle.
I’m Rafi over Kishore Kumar, Dravid over Tendulkar. But I’m not Indian. Or, put another way: I’m not an Indian citizen.
Indian cricket teams are infuriating.
Happy Birthday, Sushmita Sen: 10 times the diva enthralled us with her style this year
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"