[ An abbreviated version of this interview was published in India Today magazine on September 14, 2018. This is the extended version. ] ….. Historian RAMACHANDRA GUHA has been examining the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi for the past 15… Read More ›
India is diverse enough for people to read what they want in it. Whatever is said to be true about India, the opposite of that is true also. It takes much experience (not to mention the ability to unlearn) to understand the many contradictions that make the Indian political sphere. A formal education is a big disadvantage. Which is why India’s educated middle class dislikes politics.
[ This was published in Tehelka ] The automobile industry may not like it but the proposal to hike excise duty on diesel vehicles is good for the State exchequer and the environment Sopan Joshi THE PROPOSED excise duty hike… Read More ›
OBITUARY Tikait’s appeal had to do with earthiness and instinct By SOPAN JOSHI Mahendra Singh Tikait, a small-time farmer from western Uttar Pradesh’s Jat belt who rose to become a formidable leader in his region and symbolised farmer power for… Read More ›
BY SOPAN JOSHI THERE IS a growing feeling in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its parent body the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that Sushma Swaraj’s interests are on a tangent with those of the party. Going against the judgement… Read More ›