THE GANDHI RESERVOIR, The Hindu [Sunday, February 1st, 2009]

For many years now, my principal teacher on the subject of Mohandas K. Gandhi has been a man who is only incidentally his grandson. To be sure, Gopalkrishna Gandhi does respect and honour the memory of his two grandfathers (the other being C. Rajagopalachari). But his own identity is by no means restricted to the [...]

 
 
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  THE INDIAN MOTHER’S DREAM SON-IN-LAW, The Hindu [Sunday, January 18th, 2009]

Although I have been a cricket-nut since childhood, and have written several hundred columns on the sport, I count only one Test cricketer—Bishan Singh Bedi—as a friend, and have a passing acquaintance with only a few others. The two letters I have written to cricketers were both addressed to residents of my home town, Bangalore. [...]

 
 
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  HOMAGE TO KUMBLE, The Hindu [Sunday, January 18th, 2009]

Although I have been a cricket-nut since childhood, and have written several hundred columns on the sport, I count only one Test cricketer—Bishan Singh Bedi—as a friend, and have a passing acquaintance with only a few others. The two letters I have written to cricketers were both addressed to residents of my home town, Bangalore. [...]

 
 
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  FOREIGN CERTIFICATES, The Hindu [Sunday, January 4th, 2009]

I recently wrote a piece in a Delhi magazine about a Bangalore-based holy man lobbying for the Nobel Peace Prize. Among the mails I received was one which enclosed, as proof of the holy man’s holiness, the English translation of an article in an obscure Finnish weekly which praised him and his works. My article [...]

 
 
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