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Dunkirk and desis

Their war, with extras

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2017 / Cinema

White teeth

Service with a smile

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2017 / Politics

Beyond minorities

Rethinking secular politics

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2017 / Politics

Nitish's nine lives

Provincial zamindar to political zombie

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2017 / Politics

Parsing Murder

Vigilantes and apologists

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2017 / Politics

Trump lessons

The Fool who read for Lear and got the part

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2017 / Politics

The cow as cause

Vigilantism and the BJP

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2017 / Politics

Spinning the yogi

Vanguard and fringe

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2017 / Politics

The mourning after

Responses to the election in UP

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2017 / Politics

After the tsunami

Why an open mind is not the best way to cope with a majoritarian triumph

scroll.in / March 2017 / Politics

Kohli vs Smith

The burden of proof

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2017 / Cricket

A delicate balance

The state of the fourth estate

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2017 / Stuff

Wishes and horses

The election in Uttar Pradesh

The Telegraph, Kolkata / February 2017 / Politics

Expert commentary

Pollsters, economists and the future

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2017 / Stuff

Routing England

Why home wins matter

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2017 / Cricket

Streaming fiction

Netflix as reading

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2016 / Books

Ashwin on Olympus

On doing the ulta-Bradman

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2016 / Cricket

Purging the poor

Demonetisation and its consequences

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2016 / Politics

The Trump effect

A cautionary tale

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2016 / Politics

The secular bikini

Beachwear and the Republic

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2016 / Stuff

Before the change

Austerity in a time of autarky

Hindustan Times / July 2016 / Stuff

Tripper heaven

Out and about in London

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2016 / Places

Swamy and friends

The saffron letter

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2016 / Politics

Speaking in tongues

Narendra Modi and the Anglosphere

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2016 / Politics

A pound of flesh

The BJP and Mohammad Akhlaque

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2016 / Politics

Time for a coup

The Gandhis should go

The Telegraph, Kolkata / May 2016 / Politics

Uber über alles

Why Uber's champions miss the elephant in the room

ndtv.com / April 2016 / Stuff

A daily plebiscite

Kashmir, the Northeast and India

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2016 / Politics

A different slogan

In praise of Indian mothers

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2016 / Politics

The burden of proof

India's new counter reformation

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2016 / Politics

Section 377

The order of nature

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2016 / Stuff

Renting music

Great libraries in the sky

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2016 / Stuff

Hedgehogs and foxes

Why the BJP won't change

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2015 / Politics

Odds and evens

The AAP and pollution

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2015 / Politics

Trump and bigotry

Channelling the people

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2015 / Politics

Innocents at war

The Economist and Ahmad Chalabi

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2015 / Stuff

Southern Men

The men of Madras

Mansworld / November 1997 / Places

Carnage in Paris

The uses of terror

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2015 / History

Head up and howling

The Dadri Derangement Syndrome

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2015 / Politics

On smartphones

Compelling reasons

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2015 / Stuff

Taking sides

Partisans, politics and democracy

The Telegraph, Calcutta / September 2015 / Politics

Hindus and others

The Republic's common sense

The Telegraph, Calcutta / September 2015 / Politics

Those noises off

Narendra Modi's report cards

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2015 / Politics

Unequal distribution

Why Yakub Memon shouldn't have hanged

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2015 / Politics

The Vyapam deaths

Intimations of evil

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2015 / Politics

Queen and Commissioner

A history of our times in first and last lines

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2015 / Stuff

Pioneer or pretender

Rachel Dolezal and the nature of blackness

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2015 / Stuff

Past continuous

C.A. Bayly, 1945-2015

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2015 / History

No place for peers

Presumption and parochialism in the AAP

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2015 / Politics

A rift in the lute?

Dissent and the Aam Admi Party

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2015 / Politics

The Apple Watch

Casing the market

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2015 / Stuff

On political commentary

The intelligent Indian's guide to punditry

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2015 / Politics

Hazare redux

An argument about India

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2015 / Politics

Modymandias

Or lessons from an election

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2015 / Politics

Deja vu in Delhi

Election time again

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2015 / Politics

Lost in translation

Why free speech gestures don't travel well

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2015 / Books

Being Charlie

Free speech and solidarity

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2015 / Stuff

An Indian original

M.S. Dhoni: desi, unflappable and wholly himself

cricinfo.com / January 2015 / Cricket

Fallible Men

Review of Nehru & Bose

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2014 / Books

Is cricket dying

The BCCI's remaking of world cricket

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2014 / Cricket

Good words and bad

English, written and spoken

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2014 / Stuff

Hamlet in Hindustan

Kashmir out of the closet

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2014 / Cinema

Left behind

Where are the comrades when you need them?

The Telegraph, Calcutta / September 2014 / Politics

No Smoking

The decline of tobacco and its lessons

The Telegraph, Calcutta / September 2014 / Stuff

Fully human

U.R. Ananathamurthy, 1932-2014

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2014 / Books

A dream of sameness

Myanmar as a cohesive Buddhist idyll

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2014 / Places

In character

Why are journalists reproaching Modi's sarkar?

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2014 / Politics

Rotten company

What the Shiv Sena tells us about the BJP

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2014 / Politics

An English summer

MJK Smith and after

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2014 / Cricket

Notes on a death

The real tragedy of Mohsin Shaikh

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2014 / Politics

Signs and promises

What will Narendra Modi do?

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2014 / Politics

Misleading symmetry

Redemption from majoritarianism will be a long haul

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2014 / Politics

The tinderbox project

The BJP and the mainstreaming of majoritarianism

Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2014 / Politics

After the Family

The Congress's post-dynastic future

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2014 / Politics

Ringed by belief

Novels aren't responsible for their authors

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2014 / Books

His Master's Voice

Amit Shah's speeches belie the promise of a new BJP

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2014 / Politics

Rhetoric of the times

Is Hindi the default language of Indian politics

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2014 / Politics

Lessons of Telangana

The Congress and the provincialisation of Indian politics

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2014 / Politics

Penguin's explanation

Why blaming the law isn't good enough

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2014 / Books

Pulping The Hindus

Penguin's day in court

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2014 / Books

Why the AAP still matters

Progressive fastidiousness and democratic politics

The Telegraph, Calcutta / February 2014 / Politics

Nasty & Nice

Two political parties that mean what they say

The Telegraph, Calcutta / January 2014 / Politics

After the election

The AAP's report card

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2013 / Politics

To the Lighthouse

Arul Mani's review of Homeless on Google Earth

The Caravan / December 2013 / Books

A last hurrah?

Middle-aged and magnificent

The Telegraph, Calcutta / November 2013 / Cricket

A lexical sampler

The shape of words to come

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2013 / Politics

Auto!

In praise of Delhi's three-wheelers

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2013 / Stuff

Going up to God

Why cricket's DRS is a bad thing and how it can be fixed.

Starsports.com / August 2013 / Cricket

'What about 1984?'

Pogroms and political virtue

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2013 / Politics

The rule of three

Bowlers and the ups and downs of India's Test match history

starsports.com / July 2013 / Cricket

The Successors

Pujara, Dhawan and Co: young men who would replace the Immortals

starsports.com / June 2013 / Cricket

Alien vs Predator

Why Advani is the lesser evil

The Telegraph, Calcutta / June 2013 / Politics

Much ado about nothing

Or, why the IPL's critics are mean and wrong

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2013 / Cricket

Words for summer

Should a kakri become the cucumber’s scrawny desi cousin?

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2013 / Stuff

Stooping to conquer

The CPI(M)'s difficulty with caste

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2013 / Politics

The Naroda Patiya verdict

Why truth should come before reconciliation in Gujarat

The Times of India / September 2012 / Politics

Fidgeting in the fort

15 August and Jana Gana Mana, then and now

The Telegraph, Calcutta / August 2012 / Stuff

Labyrinths of the law

Marriage, age of consent and Muslim personal law

Times of India / June 2012 / Stuff

Trousers

Verse

The Hindu / January 2012 / Verse

The Apple of our eye

Steve Jobs and the mass production of style

The Telegraph, Calcutta / October 2011 / Stuff

Bad Manners

Indians and the idea of Pakistan

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2009 / Politics

We, the People

The 26/11/2008 attack on Bombay and the English news channels

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2008 / Politics

A republican prince

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, 1941-2011

espncricinfo.com / September 2011 / Cricket

It's only a game

Why Venus and Serena get so much flak from the tennis world

The Telegraph, Calcutta / July 2008 / Stuff

The Modern Indian

The need to experience the world 'live'.

The Telegraph, Calcutta / April 2010 / Stuff

Inconsistently liberal

In a country as diverse as India, one size doesn't necessarily fit all

The Telegraph, Calcutta / May 2007 / Politics

London

Verse

The Hindu / January 2010 / Verse

Oval, '71

Verse

Mint / November 2009 / Verse

How pluralism goes bad

Why India is violently status quoist about its borders

The Telegraph, Calcutta / December 2006 / Politics

The Grand Sophy

Georgette Heyer and Jewish moneylenders

The Telegraph, Calcutta / March 2006 / Books

A Second Republic? (Part I)

Post-election talk at the University of British Columbia

Institute of Asian Research UBC / May 2014 / Video

A Second Republic? (PartII)

Post-election talk at the University of British Columbia

Institute of Asian Research UBC / May 2014 / Video

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