Stone Age Legacies

Sivaji Ganesan or Sardar Patel do not need sculpting in stone to sustain themselves in people’s memories. Their immortality has been sealed for posterity in more stable, secure and superior portals. Indeed, several past greats who have been put up for public view in the last few decades often for petty political purposes, would have squirmed at a such suggestion in their life time. Continue Reading

Of split personalities

Conflict of interests has dogged politicians down the ages.

History and legend are rife with instances of kings, warriors, kshatriyas and sundry members of the political class scratching their heads at the crossroads of public good and private priorities; many have been celebrated and many demonised too, depending upon the path they pursued as also the perspective of posterity. Continue Reading