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23 Apr 2017

Permanent scars of the Partition

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

So much of our daily communication with others and ourselves involves shaping, telling and listening stories. And it is not just the act of conscious story-telling, as a bedtime story would be, but the process of narrativisation that accompanies, sometimes subconsciously, a large part of human communication.

Much more than just mind

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

The spy who remained in the cold

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

Kulbhushan Jadhav, formerly of the Indian Navy, and Mohammed Habid Zahir, formerly of the Pakistan Army, might be the latest cogs in the dangerous, life-sapping game of trans-regional spying introduced by the British.

Of tax collectors, colonial trappings

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

“To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft.” This simple definition of theft by Jose Marti quite suitably fits the narrative of organised robbery that spanned four centuries, and that reduced India to a wretched site of exploitation.