Veteran journalist M.J Akbar is the founder of The Sunday Guardian.
Sir Jadunath Sarkar, the eminent historian, records that in 1679 Shivaji sent a letter to the emperor Aurangzeb protesting against the imposition of jizya during a time of great hardship. The Maratha
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My sympathies are entirely with Rahul Gandhi in the Curious Case of the Sleeping Leader. The great inner chamber of the temple of Indian democracy, the Lok Sabha, can be infected with a languorous air
A tough fact of democratic life is that you cannot quite unmake a statement after having once made it. Good politicians, therefore, shade what they say with as much care as they devote to what is left
Readers with an unpolluted, refined memory will recall a news story put out by the dregs of western media some months ago saying that the hallowed Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Blessed Earth of N