Veteran journalist M.J Akbar is the founder of The Sunday Guardian.
The power of religion lies surely in its ability to provide answers. But every so often a godman pops up, as one has done in Haryana just now, who raises questions. Religion is not, at least in my opi
The stage was contrived but the empathy was spontaneous when Burma's iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Barack Obama addressed the media at her home in Yangon on Friday. BBC, the quasi-official voice
When ignorance marries bluster you get a functioning blunderbuss. Every scattershot gun should come with a safety catch, but human behaviour so often becomes vulnerable to the ego of a weak mind.
Government is not only about changing the world. It is also about changing the local railway station. In fact, the first may be impossible if you do not achieve the second.
Why do our railway platfor
Religion, which has much to say on the subject, generally recommends that the best way to suffer is in silence. Silence, alas, is not natural to democracy, even when suffering is writ large on the fac