8th Day

An iconoclastic renegade & social maverick

Dwelling upon the mysticism in his poetry, William Blake can be aptly called a spiritual ‘Orientalist’ who once famously declared that he had an Eastern soul. The universal consciousness and cosmic vastness lent profundity to his craftsmanship.

A fairy tale gone awry

Sunanda Pushkar died on 17 January 2014 under mysterious circumstances, and till date this case remains an unsolved mystery. Her namesake, journalist Sunanda Mehta, traces out her tantalizing life story.

Process of change

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we can analyse how the world changed as a result of this singular event that resulted in the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet disintegration and an end to the Cold War.

A Look at Prophets

This review cannot do justice to Jhunjhunwala's thesis because no one reviewer is competent to examine the multiple aspects which call for intense specialisation. But let it be said that this book is more than a curiosity; it breaks spectacular new ground which is worth close examination by a community of experts... A review.

An interview to remember

The following excerpts are from the chapter on Thapar’s interview with Mamata Banerjee from his memoir, Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story.