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Opinion | Recalling Communism thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell

New Delhi, Nov. 11 -- Thirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the gates of the Berlin Wall were thrown open by the tottering communist government of East Germany, and thousands of wildly happy East Berl... Read More


Opinion | Ayodhya 2003: Uncovering what lay beneath

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- In early May 2003, I received a call from a man I had never heard of before. He introduced himself as the brother of a late relative of mine by marriage, based in Faizabad (now re... Read More


China's 100-year marathon to rule the world and reshape it

New Delhi, Oct. 25 -- When, at the recent summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Xi proposed a 100-year plan to rejuvenate China-India relations, I remembered a ... Read More


Opinion | Greta-fication is not going to help us fight climate change

New Delhi, Oct. 13 -- In 2007, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for terrifying the world about imminent climate Armageddon, including countries sinking under rising seas. In 2010, he bought a $9 mill... Read More


How Hindi cinema used the Mahatma to rake in moolah

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- Nothing in Indian popular culture comes even close in reach and sway to Bollywood. But in the media celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, there was very little... Read More


Greta Thunberg is the face of an outlandish ultra-left dream

New Delhi, Oct. 4 -- On 23 September, Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old global icon of climate activism, spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019. The speech was deeply disturbing. The fer... Read More


Opinion | How Hindi cinema has used the Mahatma to rake in the moolah

New Delhi, Oct. 4 -- Nothing in Indian popular culture comes even close in reach and sway to Bollywood. But in the media celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, there was very little ... Read More


Opinion | Greta Thunberg is the face of an outlandish ultra-left dream

New Delhi, Sept. 27 -- On 23 September, Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old global icon of climate activism, spoke at the United Nations Climate Summit. The speech was deeply disturbing. The feral rage, t... Read More


Opinion | The next James Bond cannot and should not be a woman

New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- Last week, No Time To Die, or Bond 25, was being shot in Matera in southern Italy, renowned for its cave dwellings, where some people live in the same houses that their ancestor... Read More


Opinion | Why the next James Bond can't and shouldn't be a woman

New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- Last week, No Time To Die or Bond 25, was being shot in Matera in southern Italy, renowned for its cave dwellings, where some people live in the same houses that their ancestors... Read More