Lord Shiva and His Boons

Indian ancient literature is full of stories where mortals meditate with great perseverance for different gods to get boons. Lord Shiva is ranked the...

Mahanadi’s Anshupa in Steady Decay

Going upstream on the left side of the river Mahanadi from the outskirt of Bhubaneswar, be a speedster or a trekker or even an...

2016 – A Year of Faith and Fragility

When Pope Francis signed an Ecumenical Declaration with the leader of Russian Orthodox Churches, Patriarch Kirill, on February 12, it was an indication of...

As Those Turn into Children’s Stories

Deluge that brings scarcity cannot be welcome. But this will not stop the inflow if we do not have a plan to moderate it,...

Fighting Culpability with Reason

“Can you deny your culpability?” was the question that a TV anchor asked the gentleman. I shall definitely face hardship if you ask me...

Brexit – Beyond Britain and the Whole of Europe

The democratic and independent-minded British decided to honour their own currency, own trade, and above all, their own border. In fact, 23 June 2016...

Swiftness of Invasion

“It was the swiftness,” the cab driver remarked when we were engaged in a discussion on the Vikings and their dominance starting from late...

An Intangible, Yet Hardened, Pact

“How could a bunch of tribal people decide what was good for them?” A co-passenger remarked during our discussion in a flight. The context...

A New Normal in Public Discourses

I was listening to an activist of the UK's far right party. I was surprised by her indifference to some gentle interventions during the debate,...

Liberate the Centres of Learning

When I took admission in the University of Hyderabad way back in the nineties, it was considered to be a privilege to study there....

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