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Monday, November 30, 2020

Navtej Sarna

The writer is an author and former Ambassador of India to the US.

Dreams and a carnival 
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

A fictional account of the many lives and aspirations that form the invisible armature of the vibrant Jaipur Literature Festival.

President Trump’s visit had the right optics. Attention must now turn to India-US priority areas
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Finally, after the hype of the Trump spectacle, some grunt work will need to be done with the Democrats, and also with the liberal US media, to ensure that the bipartisan consensus on India is restored and the visit is not perceived as an electoral backing of Trump. From now to November can be a long time in US politics and the Democrats still control the House.

Grey is the Colour of Ash
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Manjit Bawa’s 1984, in which the artist put the horrors of the anti-Sikh riots squarely on canvas, will be exhibited for the first time next week

As Delhi chokes on its air, the lessons Gabon, a West African country offers
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The next time I see a man from Gabon, I am going to shake his hand. That is if the air is clear enough for us to see each other, or he is brave enough to come to Delhi.

A moving target
Sat, Aug 10, 2019

The first competent biography retracing the elusive, enigmatic life of Udham Singh

Abandoned at Sea: Book review of Voices of Komagata Maru
Sat, May 25, 2019

A meticulous account of neglected historiographic threads brings to life the Komagata Maru incident, which launched a thousand protests in India

Book of Songs
Sun, Mar 08, 2009

The sacred hymns get a modern translation in Khushwant Singh’s hands