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December 30, 2005

Connection to the Bangalore Shooting
'The least we owe those who died is a clear-headed, forthright examination of what went wrong and how we can bring about justice.'

November 30, 2005

'Main bhagwan ki kasam sach kahoonga'
'The court breaks for lunch; still no sign of our lawyer, nor of our case.'

October 30, 2005

"My mother gone"
'From how Kajal is sobbing, from how Sanjay has his hand around her to keep her from sinking, I know.'

October 10, 2005

The world record in a tsunami village
300 local villagers planted 254,464 casuarina trees in 24 hours. A new Guinness Book record.

September 19, 2005

All It Takes To Help in India
Often, all it takes is one person. One person to take an interest and treat the community as just more human beings.

September 02, 2005

Those Fellows Again!
'I'm sure there are some Saraswats, some Jews and some Tamilians who are criminals. But why do we damn all Pardhis because of the crimes of some?'

August 16, 2005

See you at three thousand
Indira Gandhi's two Sikh killers were swiftly tried and punished. Why not the killers of the 3000 Sikhs?.

July 28, 2005

Give me Bombay every time
'Why can't we just be Bombay? Whose Dream of Shanghai is Star TV talking about? Not mine!'

July 15, 2005

Inside the cage
'It is sad that it takes grisly deaths to alert us to the increasingly contentious line that runs between Indian animal and Indian man.'

June 09, 2005

Major Sikka's river
'When we go after a terrorist, it's like the hunter and the hunted, you know?'

June 06, 2005

Ride across the river
'If you're travelling in search of patriotism in India, the road leads inexorably to Kashmir.'

April 29, 2005

Spare me the morality stuff
'Morality is like terrorism: a word so coloured by who's saying it and what their outlook is on life.'

April 15, 2005

Why are so many Indians poor?
'15 years after the reforms began, I can't help feeling that something is wrong about the way we are pursuing them.'

March 24, 2005

Don't find national insult in rejected visa!
'A yearning for justice after indiscriminate slaughter is dismissed as an insult.'

March 11, 2005

The Real Meaning of Patriotism
'Turn night into day. Bring hope. Squeeze tears from an old woman's eyes. Build a nation. Inspire.'

February 07, 2005

I don't see Singapore
'That will be a Singapore only for VIPs. Not for poor people like us.'

January 19, 2005

My Future in a Pyre
There's enough in these disaster areas to leave you desolate and exhausted. But there's also enough to inspire.


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