August 28, 2021

A Hundred Years Ago

August 20, 2021 marked the centenary of the outbreak of what the British historians called the Moplah Rebellion. Today, one would hesitate to use that terminology, though we in independent India are not quite clear as to what is the […]
July 6, 2021

Choosing the Chief

Case studies in the selection of Police Chiefs in India The State of Kerala as well as the Union Territory of Delhi has new police chiefs who took over their duties on the last day of June 2021. An attempt […]
June 29, 2017

The Bar Code

A Greek legend says that Baachus introduced the grape and civilisation at the same time to the peoples of Asia. Titian’s famous painting, ‘Baachanal’, which has been hailed as a landmark in the history of art, was inspired by that […]
November 19, 2016

The Economics of Terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing that high denomination notes would no longer be legal tender after midnight on November 8, cited the need to curb terrorism financing as one of the prime reasons for taking the drastic step. Funding […]