Partition And The Fantasy Of A Masculine State

Human beings have lived with states for millennia. There were even republican states in ancient times. Nation states are new; they came into their own in 17th-century Europe. Today, all states are not nation states,…

What Shah Rukh Khan should learn from Kalam

A celebrity is blessed with good fortune in many ways. A reporter, for instance , has to search for news. A celebrity merely has to look into the mirror. Such self-obsession requires sensational amorality and…

Godse and Companions, India's first terror gang

New faces of an old terror Camp

[caption id="attachment_5916" align="alignleft" width="320"]Terrorists of the Millenium[/caption]EIGHT ATTEMPTS were made on Mahatma Gandhi's life before the final one on January 30, 1948 was successful. Yet public discourse is reluctant to acknowledge that the first act…

Counter Terrorism guide by Gnani

Every channel worth its TRP has started a movement against terror in India. They declare during every alternate commercial break that, we the people won’t tolerate terror anymore; we will stop it. We won’t allow…

Your House, My House: Batla House

As rain eludes like a miracle which must never happen and the heat moves like a snake inside the poisoned intestines of modernity's bad faith, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has yet again sprinkled…

Shape up or ship out

‘Today she (India) swings blindly between a blind adherence to her old customs and a slavish imitation of foreign ways. In neither of these can she find relief or life or growth. We have to…

where would you rather be arrested? India or…

Peter Foster was formerly the Daily Telegraph's South Asia Correspondent based New Delhi from 2004-2008. He later moved to Beijing in March 2009. In a recent article published in Telegraph, he shares his experience about…

Only affirmative collective action can save India

Despite aggressive "Go out and vote" campaigns and thousands of Mumbaikars thronging Mumbai roads to express their anger at 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the voter turn-out in Mumbai actually decreased rather than going up. It is…