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There is an old Puranic story about Truth. It seems a brash young warrior sought the hand of a beautiful princess. Her father, the king, thought he was a bit too cocksure and callow. He decreed that the warrior could only marry the princess after he had found Truth.
By Shashi Tharoor
The parippu curry was to die for: Roasted lentils, ground coconut, green chillies and a hint of jeera—the proportion had to be exact and the ingredients mixed just so to give it that special flavor—and a dollop of home-made ghee on top of it, with pappadams on standby to be…
By Bindu Manoj
During my childhood, Onam festivities consisted of a three-day holiday from my Kendriya Vidyalaya School which followed the central government holiday regulations rather than the Kerala calendar. I envied my cousins who got a ten-day long vacation break starting on the eve of Onam.
By Chandramohan S
Mahabali stands for the cultural lingering of the egalitarian Sramana (the ascetic tradition which gave rise to Buddhism and Jainism) among the people of various parts of India from Maharashtra to Kerala. Bali is the unconquerable spirit of equality and justice for the common folk. This ethical and egalitarian culture…
By Ajay S Sekher
Ram Boolchand Jethmalani (1923-2019), the Maverick of the Indian Courts of Law, was a lawyer by profession and a teacher at heart. I fondly remember he used to tell me that “I am first a teacher who happens to practice law”.
By Saurabh Ajay Gupta
As the 2019 Ashes series kicked off, punters felt England held an edge over Australia, especially since the English side had just won the ICC World Cup, apart from enjoying the ‘Home’ advantage. But what was expected to be a tough challenge for the Aussies turned into a summer of…
By Siddhaarth Mahan
Ram Jethmalani was the Chairman of the Bar Council of India during the most tumultuous period (1975-1977) for judiciary and democracy in contemporary Indian history.
By Mukund P Unny
As a crusader for reformation of Islam from within the community, Arif Mohammad Khan veritably is seen as a progressive Muslim face. But above all that, Arif Mohammad Khan has passed the Hindutva litmus test—among the few Muslims who has managed to accomplish that. His appointment as the Governor of…
By K A Shaji