A hundred years ago today, American women finally got a Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote, when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. I confess, when 2020 began, I assumed this centenary was going […]
By Brigadier Vinod Dutta The foreign policy of the Chinese is like their noodles: sticky, entangled and flavorful. We in India love the noodles, but the foreign policy can get sticky and […]
The world is in turmoil right now. In poltics, the media, even civil society, there are calls for people to “take sides” and “take action.” But what action? And which “side”? I […]
Anuj Sood was a bright student. He was brought home wrapped in the Indian national flag, a fallen soldier. He was cremated on Tuesday. His soldier-father, a retired Brigadier General of the […]
The word “escape” makes me think of an exit. Usually an exit from a small enclosure onto a wide open environment. But I wonder if the more common practice isn’t to enter […]
Two views of an ancient street, with storefronts (and maybe homes?) stunningly well preserved. A place where regular people lived and worked long ago.
We often think of faith and rationality — or art and science — as dichotomous and mutually exclusive. But human cognitive powers are way richer than that…. This last weekend, it was […]
In this era of free content, subscription fees can’t keep publications afloat. So, advertisement, more than ever, is the lifeblood of professional journalism. But, in order to survive, is journalism becoming nothing […]