Sunday Sentiments

  • In Myanmar, a test for India's values

    Published On April 4, 2021

    I often ask myself the question ‘what sort of democracy is India?’ I don’t need Freedom House to confirm that at home we’re only “partly free” or V-Dem to c...
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  • The unusual tale of a Pakistani diplomat

    Published On March 28, 2021

    To William Congreve is attributed the aphorism ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’. That’s also true of a spurned ambassador. Abdul Basit’s account of his ...
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  • Engaging the world on Indian democracy

    Published On March 21, 2021

    I’m prepared to bet the emotion that’s almost impossible to hide is hurt and pain. It shows on your face, reflects in your tone and colours the language of your res...
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  • Kobad Ghandy's notes from prison

    Published On March 14, 2021

    I don’t usually think about jail but there are times I’m curious. Kobad Ghandy’s book, published two days ago, provides a fascinating insight. Called ‘Fractured...
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