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'The Kohinoor was not gifted to the British'
'Duleep Singh was not in a position to give it away because he was only a minor of about 3, 4 years old.' 'The Indian claim of the British having taken the Kohinoor from the Sikhs does not stand......
Critical thinking about history is dying
Books like Incarnations: India in 50 Lives, simple and straightforward though they appear, are instead powerful arguments for complexity, for empathy, and for curiosity, observes Mihir S Sharma.......
BJP's latest act may leave it marooned in Tamil Nadu
Why is the BJP playing ‘competitive politics’ where there is scope for none? The release of five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka was a victory for India’s quiet......
Karuna woos Modi for return of idols, Cong sweats
Is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam apparently disenchanted with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government and exploring its fortunes by tying up with former ally the Bharatiya Janata......
The rise of South India
I recently landed in Trivandrum, in the midst of a light rain-shower: the northeast monsoon is active in Kerala. The plane described a wide circle out to sea and then made its descent and I was......
Uliyin Osai, only for Ilayaraja's fans
After quite a break, we have again a romantically aligned historical movie, Uliyin Osai (The Sound of a Chisel) based on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar M Karunanidhi's work Sarappallam......
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