Did a newspaper interview bring to an end Indira Gandhi’s dark Emergency whose hallmark was, ironically, censorship of the media?

There is plenty of literature on why Indira Gandhi introduced Emergency on 25 June 1975: political unrest in Gujarat and Bihar; industrial strikes and labour protests; the Allahabad high court …

‘The ignorant, self-anointed evangelists of Hinduism can’t write a one-page essay on the essential tenets of Hinduism’

While the BJP and RSS monetise a mutant, even militant, form of Hinduism under Narendra Modi, it has fallen upon non-sangh politicians, intellectuals and scholars (schooled properly in the Jawaharlal Nehru …

The wisdom of a 90-year-old woman: Why every true Hindu should oppose Hindutva

At 90, Nayantara Sahgal remains a shining light on India’s intellectual firmament: clear, cogent, strong, resolute and fiercely independent. In 2014, Sahgal—Vijayalakshmi Pandit‘s daughter and Jawaharlal Nehru‘s niece—returned the Sahitya Akademi award …