Rediscovering Hinduism

Rediscovering Hinduism

Why am I a Hindu? The obvious answer to this question is that it is because I was born one. Most people have little choice about the faith they grow up with: it was selected for them at birth, by the accident of geography and their parents’ cultural moorings. A...
My father was an exceptional human  being

My father was an exceptional human being

Without question, my father. He was an exceptional human being, a self-made man, a hugely generous-spirited friend and mentor to many, a selfless, disciplined and dedicated professional, and a man of great heart who gave unstintingly of himself to various good causes....
They overcame differences

They overcame differences

    AS a recent biographer of Jawaharlal Nehru, I have been somewhat disconcerted to discover that my admiration for my subject immediately prompts people to assume that I must dislike his formidable deputy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In fact I count myself...
Politicians, Focus on Malnutrition & Not TRPs

Politicians, Focus on Malnutrition & Not TRPs

Politicians in our country understandably focus on the hot-button issues, the ones that grab the headlines and the TRPs. But there is one issue they’re not paying enough attention to which could have a far greater impact on their constituents’ lives than most of the...