Kim Jong UnDone?

You may be witnessing the most important moment in the 21st century, yet. In the early hours of October 3, reports began to emerge from the doldrums of North Korea that Kim Jong Un – belonging to the most notorious dictatorial dynasty in the last 100 years – had been overthrown by his own government in…

Khobragade Arrest: Of Laws and Traditions

One thing anyone who wants to understand Indian politics must know is that a diplomat is a highly honoured position in the Indian political hierarchy. This veneration of an individual who seeks to resolve issues through dialogue is a skill that is looked upon fondly by Indians as it is part of the rich cultural…

India – A Bird Caged by Poverty

It’s one of those things that we’re hard-wired to do being part of a young nation. The culture of celebrating even the most minor achievements has become a very “Indian” thing to do. Achievement without honour So it was with great pride I walked down the halls of a British university not long ago, announcing…

A Tribute to Sachin

I woke up this morning a little confused. I had spent a busy night out at an event on Fleet Street, the erstwhile beating heart of British media. Yet, I knew I had done something wrong. Something I missed. Then it came at me like a bouncer – I had missed Sachin’s last innings! I…