Veteran journalist M.J Akbar is the founder of The Sunday Guardian.
A perplexed question: Through which kink in our Freudian sub-strand has "saala" become a vituperative pejorative across the Indian subcontinent? We may be divided by caste, creed, colour, community an
We shall know soon enough which is the champion nation of contemporary one-day cricket. But we already know who the heroes are: Bangladesh. Each one of us, the odd eccentric apart, supports our countr
Stability is an illusion that nations advertise to comfort citizens. Countries either sink along a gravitational pull beyond the control of governments, or ascend into a virtuous spiral. The pace is o
Power without responsibility is about as close to political nirvana as you can get. What could be more enchanting than pure escapism? Although one high-profile example seems to be hidden in plain view
One section of Indians, small but very powerful, will be deeply upset by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's first proper budget: those who cheated the country by converting their wealth into black money