The writer taught in the department of English, Delhi University.
General Bipin Rawat has been far too eloquent on matters he ought to be quiet about. He did sound silly while elaborating on ways to deal with the Kashmir issue.
The evolution of our country's identity from the unifying mother of yore to the strict father of contemporary nationalist times.
But Trump’s America is a latecomer. It has much to learn from Vishwaguru India.
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....
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Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.