Did Morarji Desai hate Marathis?


By Sunil Kumar Truthfully – to some extent, yes, I think so. Most of what I’ve read about Morarji Desai gives one the impression that he was a strict puritan, a proud Gujarati and a follower of Gandhi. He’s also …

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Indian Summer: The Bose Mystery


By Sunil Kumar In the pantheon of Indian icons; Subhash Chandra Bose remains a singularly fascinating and enigmatic figure. The national drama for independent India involved the sacrifice of innumerable people who remain unsung; without the obvious iconography of famous …

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How Green Was My Valley


By Sunil Kumar Another chapter in the drama of Kashmir has been written in part by the Modi-Mufti combine. Even if we do not have declarations of a 1000-year war from the other side of the border; the CM of …

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Budgets And Weddings


By Sunil Kumar The Union Budget 2015 has come and gone; with no perceptible change in the common man’s fortunes. With the national capital having elected a party claiming to represent the vast majority of the plebeian masses; there was …

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Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times


By Sunil Kumar With the PM Modi in the hot seat for a month; here’s looking at a book written last year by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay. Countless articles and newsprint has already been devoted to the former Gujarat supremo; so only …

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