There was no Creator. It is not God who created us; we created God. Khushwant Singh writes.
In his latest missive to me, Preetam Giani, who is an outstanding champion of rights of homosexuals has sent me his modified version of one of Shakespeare’s well-known sonnets, I reproduce both:
For quite sometime I have been grappling with the Indian concept of meditation. I have evolved my own theory. Khushwant Singh writes.
Though forced to flee from Lahore in August 1947, I do not have the slightest ill-will against Pakistan. On the contrary, I describe myself as a man of dual nationality. I am Indian as well as Pakistani. Khushwant Singh writes.
In my humble opinion, the best translations of Urdu poetry into English were done by Victor Kiernan of the works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Khushwant Singh writes.
Daily papers crammed with news of scams, rapes, rantings of politicians, road and rail accidents are most depressing. The shenanigans of Narayan Dutt Tiwari come as a comic relief. Bless you Tiwariji! You are a man after my heart. Long may you live!
For many evenings I have been hooked on to watching Discovery Channel of TV devoted to narrating the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler's Nazi fascism. Khushwant Singh
It’s a matter of great pride for us Indians that our Parliament celebrates its 60th birthday and we remain the world’s largest democracy. Khushwant Singh writes.
I can't think of a better title for Delhi than describing it as the 'phoenix city' - one that rises from the dead to live again and again. Khushwant Singh
I laud the decision to induct Sachin Tendulkar in the Rajya Sabha. To construe it as a reward for his spectacular performance in cricket would be unfair. Khushwant Singh writes.
Journalists who claim to be Sabjantawallas (know-all) have pounced on men and women who will be in running for the posts of President and Vice President.
It is an elementary principle of jurisprudence that punishment should fit the crime. Does killing a killer by hanging him meet this requirement? Khushwant Singh
The basic rules to be observed when drawing up a budget are to save something after catering for your daily needs and to provide for unforeseen events like accidents or illnesses.
As soon as I heard Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini had issued a fatwa banning The Satanic Verses and sentenced its author Salman Rushdie to death, I went out of my way to acquire a copy, which I had already read in manuscript form.
Recollection of happy events fade from memory in a few years; hurtful episodes rankle in the mind for ever. I can recall a few which continue to disturb my siestas. Khushwant Singh