IT WAS A sunny morning in the month of May in Peredelkino, a sleepy Stalin era writer’s colony in the suburbs of Moscow. The year was 1956. Boris Pasternak walked out of his dacha clutching a thick packet. “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way ... Open Magazine, 2 weeks ago
There was a time, in the reasonably distant past, or more specifically the 1950s, when India’s first prime minister thought it beneath his dignity to campaign for assembly elections. Such was Jawaharlal Nehru’s immense popularity and so widespread was ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Jawaharlal Nehru believed the Princely Order was like a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of the Indian nation as it drained its resources to support their debauchery and excesses. And while Gandhiji and Sardar Patel were not on the same pages as ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
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