There’s an aeroplane on my roof
April 29, 2014

The rest of the country has moved on but Punjab has become a prisoner of its boisterous old stereotype.

Writings on the wall: Navi Calcutta
April 23, 2014

Mumbai is a tired city with chronic fatigue syndrome. And yet, there is also Padhayi Gali, a patch of sidewalk paved with four young men’s dreams of gold.

Mere pass space hai
April 22, 2014

That could be Mumbai’s tagline, punchline and faultline. For, nothing drives or drags, unites or divides voters in this great city as the endless struggle for space.

Writings on the wall: In a tearing Hurry-ana
April 10, 2014

Hooda knows the pulse of modern Haryana.

Gogoi, the only Congressman smiling… and a weeping police officer in a masjid
April 5, 2014

There is a reason why even as the AGP is declining, and the BJP is moving into its space, it isn’t credibly challenging the Congress.

When Mary Kom stares down at Narendra Modi
April 4, 2014

A new willingness to go out into India and compete rather than stay back and sulk is the most significant writing on the Assamese wall today.

Writings on the wall: Stumbling on Sonianomics in the land of angrezi dreams
November 30, 2013

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will tell you about scheme after populist scheme. But you cannot escape the wave of aspiration and ambition in Rajasthan that’s forcing even Rahul Gandhi to do a significant rewrite.

Allah and Aam Aadmi
May 13, 2013

Could these be the three new As of Pakistan? How we,in India,failed to get this dramatic shift

Me captain,you team: Very vain,very effective
May 11, 2013

That’s Imran Khan. Out to slay the ‘circus ke sher’ (of Nawaz Sharif),solve Pakistan’s problems: thrash the thieves,get a driving licence,shoot down the drones,spook the West into giving you a visa. All you need is his bat,the magic wand that’s,curiously,cast a spell

Coaching colonels in Bundelkhand,Einstein Public School in Lalganj
February 25, 2012

The talk,wherever you go chasing elections in Uttar Pradesh,is about education,jobs,better life,aspiration