The India-China interface, mired in the backdrop of conflict but vibrant in terms of economic possibilities, is an intriguing phenomenon. As a commentator put it, China's attempts in recent years to alter the status quo in its territorial disputes ... Financial Chronicle, 2 days ago
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Braveheart William Wallace, if his ghost still hovers over Scotland, must be hoping his 17th century dream is about to come true. Scottish nationalism has always been present, just under the surface of daily life, as the Scots continued to ...Financial Chronicle, 1 week ago
Dr Sachidananda Sahai " Mera panth itihaas hai. Main naa vampathi hoon, naa dakshinpanthi or naa hi koi-aur-panthi ." (I am not a leftist, nor do I follow any other ideology. My only ideology is history itself.) Thus spoke Dr. Sachidanand ...The Sunday Guardian, 2 weeks ago
Few people in post-independence India have weighed as heavily on the way men and institutions were shaped as this genial professor who sketched the contours of the mainstream establishment's perception of itself. Delhi-based Bipan Chandra was unique ...Financial Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
Bharat Itihaas Sanshodhak Mandal is a treasure trove for historians and ordinary citizens alike, feels Shalaka Nalawade as she visits this century-old place If history fascinates you, a trip to Bharat Itihaas Sanshodhak Mandal should be absolutely ...Sakaal Times, 3 weeks ago
From the time John Mathai quit the Nehru government in 1950 when it was first set up till Independence Day this year when prime minister Narendra Modi abolished it altogether, the Planning Commission has been caught in controversy, its very ...Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
For several decades, the judiciary has been in a dilemma on an issue that has strong ethical and moral dimensions: whether mercy killing or euthanasia should form part of the statute book. The Supreme Court, which three years ago ruled in favour of ...Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
The American and British reading public can devour countless books of politicians washing their dirty linen — and other people’s linen — in public. Indian politicians, on the other hand, have by and large been reticent, hesitant about creating ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
What makes history the most abused of disciplines is the manner in which the ruling classes manipulate it. We have had a tradition of holy busybodies tinkering with the way the past is to be perceived to suit contemporary ends. It seems we are destined or ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
One look at the list of finance ministers from RK Shan-mukham Chetty to this day would convince even the most cynical that even as the complexion and quality of regimes down the years may have varied, North Block has been well served by men of dedication and ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
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