Sandeep Balakrishna

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Writer, author, translator, and socio-political-cultural analyst. Author of "Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore," "The Madurai Sultanate: A Concise History," and "Seventy Years of Secularism." He has translated Dr. S L Bhyrappa's magnum opus "Avarana" into English.

An Encounter with a 55 BCE Lemurian alias Dravidian alias Periyarist

The name of Dr. BGL Swamy might perhaps be unfamiliar to a lot of folks even in Karnataka today. One introduction is...

Why Every Village Should Have a “No Missionary Zone” Signboard

Let me reiterate this: I have nothing but the highest admiration for the nonchalant guts of the Sentinelese who dispatched the soul-predator John Allen...

Why the Narendra Modi Government must Establish a Body to Investigate...

The death of the missionary and soul-predator John Allen Chau, a US citizen should be viewed for what it is: the latest in a...

Why the Durbari Journalists Invited by Pakistan should Never Return

Among the other despicable traits shared by the Incurables, I forgot to mention perhaps one of the more distinguishing ones: an errr… incurable lust...

How the Congress Party has Surrendered to the Breaking India Forces

Preface I have always had a healthy distaste for and maintained respectable distance from tracking political developments on a day-to-day or regular basis. At a...

Nirnayasagar Press: A Forgotten National Treasure

It was with some disgust that I recently finished reading “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India” by Times of India journalist Akshaya...

A Glimpse of the Daily Routine and Life of a Brahmin...

Government documents showed my father’s name as Nanjundappa. Even after his retirement as a Shekhdaar, people fondly addressed him as “Record-keeper Nanjundappa.” He had...

Getting Jacked

Twitter Inc cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey visited India. And got Jacked. There's just no other way to say this but it appears that Jack Dorsey...

The Sacred Bonds that Bind Bharatavarsha

In an earlier essay, I had remarked that the only way to "understand" Santana Dharma is to live it. What had once been akin to...

The Politics of T M Krishna: A Ready Reckoner

One of the immoral Kannada proverbs goes thus: ಅನ್ನ ಹಳಸಿತ್ತು ನಾಯಿ ಹಸಿದಿತ್ತು (The food had rotted, the dog was hungry). This proverb pretty much...