Opinion  /  Published 11.08.19

Hong Kong's paradox and Bei Dao's poetry

Bei Dao turned seventy on the second of this month. Did the Chinese-American poet in Hong Kong and his friends celebrate the event? Could he — or they — have done so? Would this poet of quiet refl...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.19

Scales of grace: apologies through history

Two apologies have been among the ‘results’ of the elections just concluded. When you make a mistake, the judge, S.K. Kaul, said to Rahul Gandhi’s counsel, admit it. The matter was about the att...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Books  /  Published 25.01.19

Historian bats for Nehru’s most enduring legacy

A re-look at Jawaharlal Nehru and his transition from being a foot soldier of the national movement to the first Prime Minister is necessary in today’s India, historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee said on ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.01.19

In hour of pride, nobody came, why should they?

In death, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani has brought a rare honour to this hamlet, nestled among orchards and paddy fields. He is the first Kashmiri to be chosen for the Ashoka Chakra, the country’s hi...
By Muzaffar Raina in

India  /  Published 02.12.18

Coming soon: 5 Ashoka Road app for wedding bookings

Holding wedding ceremonies and private parties in Lutyens Delhi will become easier as the housing and urban affairs ministry is soon coming out with a mobile app to book its 5 Ashoka Road bungalow.Acc...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

A world of meaning in the name Ashok

We bear the names we bear forever. They are us, our identity. And yet they are the one thing about us we are not responsible for. They have, after all, been thought of, chosen for us by those who have...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Bihar  /  Published 15.11.18

Kovind stress on tech push for agro growth at NIT-Patna

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said research at National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Patna should aim at resolving people’s problems.Kovind, addressing students at NIT-Patna’s eighth conv...
By Our Special Correspondent in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.18

Private universities and the bullying State

There is a pecking order in the private sector of university education in India. There are the speckled billboards that announce teaching shops on vacant exurban sites just off our highways and then t...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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