Travelling through Britain earlier this year, I had occasion to visit Bradford which is today almost entirely a Pakistani-Kashmiri settlement, with just a handful of Jews and Christians who still make their homes among the vast majority of Muslims. Read more

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On a no-news day comes the news that veteran actor Anupam Kher has pulled out of the title role in a film on Adolf Hitler to be directed by an Indian who is reported as saying – I am really appalled – that Hitler is responsible for India’s Independence! Read more

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I am not a Hindu bigot nor am I a saffron supporter. And yet of late I have come under attack from certain groups who believe I have been unduly defensive of the Rashriya Swayamsevak Sangh in recent months. Read more

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Yogesh Jadhav, managing director of the Pudhari group of newspapers, recently told me, only half-jokingly, “When we studied History as kids we were told that Poona once belonged to the Peshwas. The next generation will learn that Pune belongs to the Pawars.” Read more

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