- Jan 23, 2015 22:43 IST
The ‘waters’ of pluralism, of democracy and republicanism are being tested. They must not be found to be running thin or shallow, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Dec 26, 2014 21:49 IST
The year 2014 was an extraordinary one for me. What made it so is the change I have seen at our — India’s — basic core, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Nov 13, 2014 23:06 ISTincidentally,
It is important for us not to lose sight of the Hind that Jawaharlal Nehru yearned for as we commemorate his 125th anniversary, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Oct 18, 2014 00:05 IST
Meera Abraham offered a rare glimpse into the trading traditions of peninsular India and the link between South Indian and Roman merchants. Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes.
- Sep 28, 2014 23:54 IST
The Indian PM goes with the confidence he will be seen as a symbol of India’s democratic will, India’s scientific audaciousness, India’s economic venturesomeness. But this is to be noted: On his first visit to the US, PM Nehru went to represent, not market India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Aug 31, 2014 21:55 IST
Richard Attenborough and India coalesce in the life story of Mohandas Gandhi. But the epic success of Gandhi (1982) has obscured from general awareness an earlier association of his with India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Jul 25, 2014 23:01 IST
Nadine Gordimer’s death at 90 earlier this month revived interest in her life and work as no event in her life had, not since the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to her in 1991.
- Jun 27, 2014 23:13 ISTIncidentally,
In suggesting that governors of the day demit office before term, the present government is doing what was done unto it. Tit for tat is not a game to be played for the office, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Jun 13, 2014 21:33 ISTIncidentally,
Opposition is not about the number of seats in Parliament. Jayaprakash Narayan and C Rajagopalachari were never MPs but their opposition was powerful, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- May 30, 2014 22:00 ISTIncidentally,
The rancid noun, the foetid verb and the acid invective that we heard this election season suggest that euphemism is on its way out. Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes.
- May 16, 2014 23:52 IST
Modi’s was not just the face of the 2014 elections, it was the only face, full, up-front. All others were profiles. Modi was, in reality, if there can be such a thing, ‘un-utsav-murti’, a festival statue on wheels, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- May 02, 2014 22:03 ISTIncidentally
The decline in the number of Independent MPs is because they do not have the infrastructural advantage and money party candidates have.
- Apr 18, 2014 22:37 IST
Can people who showed the door even to a person as esteemed as Vajpayee, vote into office a govt headed by one who has split the country into those who worship him and those who fear him? Perhaps they can, perhaps they will, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
- Apr 05, 2014 01:53 IST
The next House will be more of a House and less of the nation’s costliest entertainment. It will have more women MPs than any previous Lok Sabha. It will have no male MP who is guilty of known or unknown violence against women.
- Mar 18, 2014 23:27 ISTIncidentally
If Narendra Modi’s bull-horns do get locked in Varanasi with Arvind Kejriwal’s sharp ram-antlers, we will witness a riveting contest.Varanasi’s hospitality to the two outsiders will be following a notable tradition, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.