THE COLOSSUS, The Telegraph [Saturday, January 29th, 2011]

As you come out of the Doe Library of the University of California at Berkeley, and turn right, the road slopes downwards and continues until the west edge of the campus. Beyond, the San Francisco bay is, on a clear day, quite visible. It is an arresting view, best experienced in the early afternoon, when, [...]

 
 
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  THE GREATEST INDIANS, The Hindu [Sunday, April 23rd, 2006]

Speaking to the singer Dilip Kumar Roy in February 1924, Mahatma Gandhi said that he was very fond of music although he ‘could not boast of the power of any expert or analytic appreciation’. He added that he could not ‘conceive of the evolution of the religious life of India without music’. Towards the end [...]

 
 
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  THE EDUCATION OF A PHILISTINE, The Hindu [Sunday, December 5th, 2004]

A British band had come to town, and my eleven-year-old daughter wanted to go hear them sing. I was resistant to the idea. That should have been the end of the matter—it would have when I was growing up—but nowadays the rhetoric of rights has permeated even the process of child-rearing. So we argued, back [...]

 
 
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