Day: November 5, 2018

Ramachandra Guha Unbound: What makes him an intellectual rock star?

By John Cheeran Reading and listening to Ramachandra Guha, both, are profitable exercises. India’s most read historian comes across as a lively, thought-provoking intellectual who remains independent and free of dogma and keeps away from fractious discourse and retains a huge sense of civility. Guha has written the second and final volume of Mahatma Gandhi’s

#Essential Reads: Living with the Gods

Editor | Non-fiction One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of belief and assumptions — a faith, an ideology, a religion — that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to

How The LIC of India became a part of your life

Editor | Business What does LIC stand for? Is it a security provider or a common man’s saving mobilizer? A mere money lender or a nation builder? Is it like any other PSU an employment generator or has it grown into the way of life of almost every Indian? LIC is all of these rolled