Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sandeep Balakrishna

Writer, author, and translator. Author of the bestselling "Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore," "The Madurai Sultanate: A Concise History," and "Seventy Years of Secularism." English translator of Dr. S L Bhyrappa's blockbuster Kannada novel, "Aavarana".

What Happens when a Hindu Temple is Destroyed

In the previous part of this series, we saw how Hindu temples show a remarkable sense of unbroken continuity and cultural unity in that they are...

What is a Hindu Temple: A Brief Introduction

The conception, origin, evolution, and development of temples as physical, architectural, and later, artistic structures is perhaps as old as the dawn of human civilisation as we know it....

The Bangalore Ganapati Clashes of 1928

There’s a long laundry list of pre-independence communal riots, a feature so common in those days that it’s amazing how quickly we have forgotten them. The Struggle for Freedom...

Congratulations to Narendra Modi for the Action against these National Security Threats

Maoists and Naxals are national security threats. Discursive confusion arises at the precise moment one forgets this basic premise. Look at what’s happening in the immediate aftermath of the well-deserved...

Kerala Floods: When the Comrades Shed their Clothes

Nothing excites our Red-drenched comrades, now masquerading as liberals, as much as large-scale suffering. Larger the scale, greater are the swirls of the romantic and dreamy ideological mists that...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Hero of India's Second Freedom Movement

In adversity, he was a unifier, in victory, magnanimous, in defeat, equanimous, and in exit, gracious.Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This is his finest hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPuhM_x__Cs Mesmerising Orator A late rainy monsoon evening, 1991. The...