Wealth and Power in Modern India

New Republic

Book Review of "Capital: The Eruption of Delhi", Rana Dasgupta, Penguin Press. I The novelist and critic U. R. Ananthamurthy once said that India lives simultaneously in the twelfth and the twenty-first centuries. He might have added: and all the centuries in-between. No city better exemplifies Ananthamurthy’s maxim than the country’s capital, Delhi. The three port [...]

By |2015-01-28T22:15:28+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Longer Essays|Tags: , , , |

Why Women Are So Unsafe In Our Cities

Hindustan Times

Some twenty years ago, a friend from Mumbai and I were discussing how women were treated in our cities. We both agreed that women were most unsafe in New Delhi, where the hostility to them took both verbal and physical forms. In Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad, women were rarely abused or attacked in public, so long [...]

By |2015-01-06T18:19:23+00:00January 4th, 2015|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs|Tags: |