maps the lives of Sikhs living aboard, celebrating the achievements of the Sikh diaspora. Khushwant Singh spent time with his subjects, to draw personalised portraits of each of them.
The best thing about the new Hindustan Times design is that all of it is entirely in keeping with our traditions. For just under a century the HT has always set the trend and changed the rules. Hindustan Times has been at the forefront of innovations in newspaper design from the day it started. This one is for new India, writes Vir Sanghvi.
First a sarcastic thanks to Liberhan for letting millions of people who watched the sordid episode on the TV sets know what they already knew 17 years ago and at the price of eight crore rupees. It was an open secret, writes Khushwant Singh
Drinking is not a vice, drunkenness is. All over the world adults are allowed to drink when and what they like. It is only when they get drunk and misbehave that they are arrested, writes Khushwant Singh
There is not much you can do in Kasauli, and that is exactly why many people come here — to do nothing except just be, and if one is in the mood, take stock of one’s life. Rahul Pandita writes.
One man from Pakistan might have betrayed our trust, but there’s enough good company around, writes Khushwant Singh.
I have done my very best to understand what the word Hindutva means. LK Advani calls it “a noble concept” without spelling out what is so noble about it, writes Khushwant Singh
People who watch the proceedings of our two houses of Parliament on their TV sets must have noticed how different they have become from those in the recent past, writes Khushwant Singh.
Criss-cross Namita Kohli
reads Khayyam’s poetry, connects the dots in history and dreams of Bavaria.
Jaswant Singh’s book on Jinnah has new material from sources that were earlier untapped. But is his reading of Partition completely unbiased? Khushwant Singh
I hope the BJP will re-orient itself by finding leaders and a new ideology. A democracy cannot function properly unless there is a party to voice opinion and dissent, writes Khushwant Singh.
Khushwant Singh’s article Look who’s committing hara-kiri rightly says that the Sangh parivar’s vision has very little value in modern India.
I have no regret over Advani’s discomfiture and imminent fadeout from national politics. He has done grievous harm to our efforts to create a truly secular India, writes Khushwant Singh.
A third-generation Protestant, YS Rajashekhara Reddy had believed religion was a personal matter. Perhaps here’s a lesson for our politicians, writes Khushwant Singh
It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that, but for Norman Borlaug, millions of people in what has come to be known as the Third World would have died of starvation, writes Khushwant Singh