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Sudheendra Kulkarni

The writer was an aide to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Let’s stop this poverty tourism
Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Discovery of India’ is following such bizarrely unconventional ways that it is impossible not to subject it to public scrutiny.

The distance between Political India and People’s India
Sun, Jan 11, 2009

The fog in Delhi is clearing up. The sun is regaining his brightness,adding warmth to the chill that hasn’t departed yet. In a few weeks from now...

Look who’s undoing Indira’s strategic gains
Sun, Mar 05, 2006

Even bitter critics of Indira Gandhi concede that her greatest triumph — indeed, independent India’s greatest strategic triumph &#...

Of Scorpene, Scorpions and the coming ‘sting’
Sun, Feb 26, 2006

India's relationship with South Africa is special. Gandhiji’s transformation from Mohandas to Mahatma occurred essentially in South Afr...

Fuelling ‘minority complex’ among Indian Muslims
Sun, Feb 19, 2006

My good friend M J Akbar raises a question in his introduction to late Dr Rafiq Zakaria’s seminal book Indian Muslims: Where Have They ...

What if Sonia had to face her father-in-law
Sun, Feb 12, 2006

All IFS of history are flights of imagination. Yet, despite their implausibility, their use is permissible when a reasonable argument is sou...

Pitfalls of imitating the American Dream
Sun, Feb 05, 2006

Does good literature teach us anything about what constitutes good economics? Prevailing punditry on economic reforms says no. What have nov...

Q marks dent the halo around a ‘renunciant’
Sun, Jan 29, 2006

Every saint has a past and every sinner a future. The saying yields two thoughts. One is about the redemptive power of time, which can help ...

G too may have to join the exit Q if…
Sun, Jan 22, 2006

‘‘If Abu Salem had a political godfather, CBI would have argued he should stay in Lisbon.’’ The Indian Express wrote thi...

Why Iranians don’t smile
Fri, Jan 20, 2006

Like individuals, do some nations too have a split personality? Anyone who has closely observed Iran’s enigmatic exterior is likely to ...

<i>Gurudakshina</i>: what we owe to alma maters
Sun, Jan 15, 2006

Education, it is said, is what we retain after we’ve forgotten much of what was taught in our classrooms. It is the values we learnt fr...

After <i>kisan</i>-speak, PM, Rajnath must walk the talk
Sun, Jan 08, 2006

Those who wish to see India emerge as a developed nation in a holistic sense—prosperous, harmonious, egalitarian and culturally vibrant...

To one who outmeasures space, outlasts time
Sun, Jan 01, 2006

The new millennium’s fifth year is behind us, and the sixth has arrived — although late by a billion nanoseconds. It’s time t...

Merry X’mas. No, sorry, Merry Winterval!
Sun, Dec 25, 2005

There are 196 families in the highrise building in which I live in central Mumbai, and none of them is Christian. Yet, when December arrived...

Imagine… a world without nuclear weapons
Sun, Dec 18, 2005

This December, humanity’s collective conscience reverberated with the word ‘‘Imagine’’, carrying with it a slain si...

Commemorating a genius and 100 years of E=mc2
Sun, Dec 11, 2005

With the sun soon to set on 2005, I cannot resist the temptation of devoting this week’s column to a man, one of my heroes, whose memor...

Sensex nicks 9000, but what about Gini coefficient?
Sun, Dec 04, 2005

The Bombay Stock Exchange is on fire, reported a pink paper last week. This incendiary event, however, was a cause for celebration, not pani...

Lessons in Bihar, for vanquished and victors
Sun, Nov 27, 2005

Despots don’t learn the ways of democracy easily. Laloo Prasad Yadav, whose party’s 15-year misrule turned Bihar into a byword for...

Clad in glittering clothes, begging bowl in hand
Sun, Nov 20, 2005

India lost two literary luminaries in short succession recently. Punjabi poetess Amrita Pritam effortlessly traversed the road from romantic...

Sheathing the sword of global jehad
Sun, Nov 13, 2005

I am a Hindu by spiritual orientation. My faith teaches me to respect, and take the best from, Islam and every other faith on this planet. I...

Seeking ‘social justice’ through US intervention
Sun, Oct 30, 2005

I consider Babasaheb Ambedkar’s address to the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, the day before India gave herself a Republica...

Individualism, redefined, as a powerful change agent
Sun, Oct 23, 2005

Be the change, said Mahatma Gandhi, that you want to see in the world. As precepts go, this is unquestionably one of the most difficult to f...

Swadheenata: Lost in translation… and in action
Sun, Oct 16, 2005

IT may infuriate a section of our ruling and intellectual elite to be told that the Indian mind has become much poorer today than what it wa...

A stonebreaker’s lesson on finding divinity in work
Sun, Oct 09, 2005

One of the greatest lessons I learnt in development — it was also a profound experience that revitalised my Hindu roots after my commun...

<i>‘Mujhe kis rang ke Mahatma Gandhi doge?’</i>
Sun, Oct 02, 2005

I am sure many readers won’t be able to immediately decode the meaning of the Hindi words in the title, although it refers to an all-to...