//August

TWO KINDS OF GLOBALIZATION


The Telegraph

At the beginning of this century, my home town, Bangalore, became a showpiece for the advantages to India of an outward-looking economic policy. The city’s Information Technology industry was generating large amounts of foreign exchange by providing high-quality services to global companies. Thousands of new jobs had been created. Besides, as compared to the traditional manufacturing [...]

By |2011-10-07T23:55:37+00:00August 28th, 2010|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs|Tags: , , , |

THREE CHEERS FOR TEST CRICKET


The Telegraph

At close of play on the fourth day of the last Test of the recent India-Sri Lanka series, I rang up the legendary slow bowler Bishan Singh Bedi. The match was intriguingly poised. India needed a little over two hundred runs to win, and had seven wickets in hand. One of the overnight batsmen was Sachin [...]

By |2011-11-30T11:39:56+00:00August 14th, 2010|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

A PROPHET ANNOUNCES HIMSELF


Times Literary Supplement

In the third week of September 1909, The Illustrated London News published a withering attack on the idea of Indian nationalism. Its author was G. K. Chesterton, who was then writing a weekly column for the magazine. The Catholic novelist was not especially known for his interest in Britain’s colonies; indeed, this may have been his [...]

By |2011-11-30T11:19:38+00:00August 12th, 2010|Categories: Longer Essays|Tags: , , , , |