Monday, September 16, 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".

Rahul Gandhi’s Elevation as President Heralds the Impending Annihilation of the Congress Party

This column is authored by Kashyap Naik, a practising lawyer. In a recent speech during August 2017 at Bangalore, Amit Shah, the national president of BJP, interestingly cited a few...

Does Sanjay Leela Bhansali Have the Guts to tell the Full Story of Ala-ud-din Khilji?

And so it begins again. As the release date for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest opium-addled celluloid perversity approaches, all manner of politicisation has erupted once again. If Karni Sena’s preemptory...

A Brief History of Sivaji Ganesan Road, Chennai

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No Barkha Dutt, You Lost the Moral Authority to Criticise Kapil Sibal Long Ago

Oh God. So now what? What should I tell them? Tell me what should I tell them? Remember this iconic line of etched...

Well Done Jay Amit Shah!

The bugle for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls has been sounded by an uncanny candidate: the Far Left viper-pit named The Wire, which suddenly woke up to what it...

Siddaramaiah’s Anti-Superstition Bill Must First Ban Crows

I just got back to Bengalooru only to find it reeling under the twin-sledgehammers of unending downpour and Siddaramaiah. Like me, the gentle people of Bangalore and Karnataka, far from...