Vajpayee: Poet-Politician-Patriot

Vajpayee: Poet-Politician-Patriot

  India has lost one of the finest politicians of our times. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not only an accomplished parliamentarian, an impressive orator, an ardent nationalist and a proud patriot – he was also a sensitive poet and a sincere friend. He befriended his...
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Fifty one years back in New Delhi a petite, slender, fair, young lady attended a meeting of PEN, an international organization of poets, essayists and novelists. That was my first interaction with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The memories of that first meeting are hazy....

Letters

WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN IN THE STORY? It would have been a lot easier for the judge to convert his Muslim mistress to Hinduism (“A House Divided,” India Currents, June 2007) than to ask his entire family to convert to Islam. Why didn’t he follow that...