Patti and Thatha, Aai and Dada—and Kedar: the warmest tributes for Pandit Jasraj come from lifelong friendships forged across India

Pandit Jasraj’s departure to a higher orbit—somewhere between Mars and Jupiter, along with Mozart, Beethoven and Pavarotti—has inspired some fabulous pictures, anecdotes and tributes in the newspapers.  Actually, that’s not hyperbole. As the Hindustan Times reminds us, …

Facebook and Narendra Modi: How FB’s policy head in India allowed a BJP politician to spread hate online so that it would not hurt its “business prospects”

Facebook’s shady role in Indian politics—hunting with the majoritarian hounds and fuelling the communal fires, for a price—has been blazingly apparent for over eight years now. But it has taken …