Veteran journalist M.J Akbar is the founder of The Sunday Guardian.
Anything as witty as an Amul butter advertising campaign must be taken seriously, despite its use of that rhetorical nuisance called a pun. The admen who spin Amul's lines have an accurate pulse count
The India-Pakistan relationship is vulnerable to history, geography, ideology, sabotage, uncertainty and miscalculation. Ever since Pakistan launched its first war for Kashmir, within ten weeks of fre
Wake up. Smell the coffee. It is bitter with the acrid dregs of failure. Half of India is trapped between hunger and semi-starvation. The top fifth is high inside its bubble of complacency. The squeez
Emergency, imposed this week forty years ago by Mrs Indira Gandhi, was an evil with multiple fangs. The pivot was dictatorship. Its radials, with a vicious police in prime position, assaulted every pi
My father-in-law, Joseph John, son of a high priest in the Syrian Christian church, was a gentle person with a smile that mirrored a warm heart. He had but two passions. One was environment. He starte