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Abandoned pet dogs and other signs of the moral crisis we face

New Delhi, Sept. 9 -- He wears a raincoat and comes at me bounding, criss-crossing right in front of my legs as I run, till I stop. Then he licks my legs, barking excitedly. After a minute or so, he i... Read More


How perfect heroes can emerge from imperfect human beings

New Delhi, Aug. 26 -- After reading my tribute to John Lewis and Rachel Carson, my brother asked me, "What triggered you to read so much at that age?" He is three years younger than me, so he knows my... Read More


A plea to those bringing about a shift in the learning process

NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 -- The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) approved by the Union cabinet on 29 July replaces the National Policy on Education, 1986. It is not as though in these intervening 34 yea... Read More


A plea to educators at the cusp of a seminal shift in education

New Delhi, Aug. 12 -- The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) approved by the Union cabinet on 29 July replaces the National Policy on Education, 1986. It is not as though in these intervening 34 yea... Read More


Opinion | Gandhi, King, Lewis and others who lit an eternal flame of valour

New Delhi, July 29 -- The crashing monsoon rain beyond the shut windows and the hushed tones is as alive as this morning. Blurting out my defiance of insufferable oppression with all the might of a se... Read More


Opinion | India's front line captains need greater support to defeat covid

New Delhi, July 15 -- Anand, Anish and I have travelled to scores of districts across many states in the past eight weeks. Places where our Foundation has been supporting the local administration and ... Read More


Opinion | We need mass mobilization so that 2020 won't be 1918 redux

New Delhi, July 1 -- Year 2020 will be 1918 redux for India. This cold dread grows in me each day that I spend on the frontline, observing how we are tackling the covid-19 pandemic across the country.... Read More