Sandeep Balakrishna

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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".

A Brief History of Sivaji Ganesan Road, Chennai

Preface I couldn’t help rummaging some archives as I watched the visuals of a vegetating “Kalaignar” “Mr” “Dr” “Thiru” Muthuvel Karunanidhi flashing a disabled smile...

The Hungry Courtiers of Lutyens Media: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Oh God. So now what? What should I tell them? Tell me what should I tell them? That iconic line of etched infamy first exposed to...

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...

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...

Profiling Narendra Modi’s Critics

Note: This is a guest article by Sri Narasimha. India’s honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the person people love to hate. Of course he...

Kamal Hassan Seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s Help to Wear a Crown of...

Kamal Haasan and Arvind Kejriwal should get married. Both are accomplished practitioners of the same profession of playacting. The former has honed his onscreen acting...

The Chronicles of a Lapsed Marxist

In response to the Karnataka state unit of the BJP Yuva Morcha, which sent him a legal notice, alleged historian Ramachandra Guha reposted a...

The Gauri Lankesh Saga: When the Lush Green Western Ghats Turned...

IN THIS SERIES Part 1: The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka Part 2: The Gauri Lankesh Saga: Erasing the Line between Kannada Literature and Politics One...

The Gauri Lankesh Saga: Erasing the Line between Kannada Literature and...

Read Part 1: The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka When we trace the roots of Gauri Lankesh’s diehard love for Naxalism and Naxals,...

The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka

It’s certainly a gruesome way to die right in front of your own house with multiple bullets riddling your body. That much can be...