About N Madhavan

Narayanan Madhavan is a columnist and editor with HT Business, who has covered everything from economic reform, technology, politics and the Kargil war to Bollywood and cricket in a long journalistic career.

It’s in demand, it’s in demand
They call it the high command
Like God it’s powerful but mostly invisible
It’s might awesome, and largely indivisible [Read more]

When a flower touched a bird, it meant a sweet kiss
Oh, Bollywood ! How did you come to this?
Without our dear censors, where would you be?
Those moral guardians who watch strife and obscenity! [Read more]

He played in the times of Sachin the god
But nonetheless towered and struck a nice chord
Such a man, dear reader, is Mahendra Singh Dhoni
A Digital Age Indian, not of a former colony. [Read more]

When a fractured valley goes out to vote
There’s much to rejoice in the land of houseboats
When the turnout crosses 60-plus
It’s time indeed to say: God bless!

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When childhood is too scared to ascend your lap
When a life peering out of a mother’s womb shudders at the thought
Know that something is wrong. [Read more]