ARTICLES FOR
The New York Times

18 March 2016

The End of Karma

The state’s failure to supply its youth with schools, universities and jobs, and to help them climb into prosperity, will tug India into perilous waters.

16 March 2016

The Indian Spy Who Fell For Tibet

It was as if James Bond volunteered to hunt down Blofeld, booking his own flights and hotels, all to improve his Japanese.

5 June 2015

A Life in a Password

Early forays into the Internet

8 May 2014

Glare of a Gilded Age

A review of Rana Dasgupta’s “Capital”

3 January 2014

A Cult Motorcycle from India Takes on the World

A new lease of life for the Royal Enfield Bullet

21 March 2013

For Sri Lanka, More Empty Words

Op-Ed on the UNHRC resolutions

16 September 2011

From Gandhi to Gatsby

A review of Siddhartha Deb’s “The Beautiful and the Damned”

12 September 2011

The Long View

Current events through the lens of history