Night Bus To Mandi


Most people would be surprised to learn that Himachal’s most iconic symbols are neither Preity Zingta nor Kangana Ranaut, it is the HRTC (the…

The SC Molestation Case: Changing The Narrative ?


There is a tendency in India for all powerful public figures to allege a “conspiracy” whenever they are charged with any wrong doing. The Chidambarams do so when they are enquired into in the Aircel-Maxis case, the PM when he is accused of irregularities in the Rafael deal, MJ Akbar when he is called out for giving interviews in his underwear, Kamal Nath when his aides are caught with crores of unaccounted lucre. The CJI has just added himself to the list.

A View of Pakistan from a Golf Course and Elsewhere


“Pakistan,” he said “Is a country without heroes. There are only two real ‘home-grown’ ones, Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Imran Khan. For others, we have either to borrow them from India and deny our shared heritage or turn to the wealthier and not necessarily desirable images from other nations.”