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Across the aisle: The killed and the killers

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Written by P Chidambaram | Published:October 8, 2017 12:05 am Gauri Lankesh (File Photo) Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Socrates was made to drink from the poisoned chalice. Sir Thomas More was beheaded. For their beliefs. In recent times, five murders ha... More »

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Out of my mind: Corruption or growth

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Written by Meghnad Desai | Published:October 8, 2017 12:05 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There is a story that Jawaharlal Nehru was upset to learn that there was widespread corruption in India; he should have known that it was his idealism which sowed the s... More »

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Is the Nobel Peace Prize Really Helping the Cause of Peace?

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Ronald R. Krebs A scholar analyses the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made? Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and Daniel Hogsta, coordinator, arrive to a news con... More »

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When protests in Tamil Nadu reached perilous heights

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D Govardan Gandhian and anti-liquor activist Sasi Perumal was a trendsetter in more ways than one. Be it undertaking fasts or cajoling people outside liquor shops to stop drinking, he took to different ways of protest in his sustained demand for total prohibit... More »