The Globalist | 04 January 2019

The beguiling world of kama, presented around the Western world's Christmastime.

"Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness," wrote Vladimir Nabokov in the opening lines of his memoir, Speak Memory.

Nabokov believed that human beings are more afraid of the abyss after death and viewed the one before birth more calmly.

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Outlook | 19 December 2018

Das’s erudite treatise on the nature of desire—its opposite pulls and its shape in literature—is weakly illumined by a fictional prop with cardboard characters

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THEWEEK | 24 October 2018

By Sanjaya Baru

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Open Magazine | 28 October 2016

The road to sustainable markets

THE IDEA THAT an ancient Indian concept, dharma, might offer insight into the nature of the competitive market is, on the face of it, bizarre. But this is precisely what I intend to show in this essay. Dharma is a difficult word to translate into English. Duty, goodness, justice, law, and religion have something to do with it, but they all fall short. For our purposes, however, think of dharma as doing the right thing, both in private and public life.

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Business World | 14 December 2015

Dharma is a frustrating, almost untranslatable word. Duty, goodness, justice, and law have something to do with it, but they all fall short

Some nations seem to possess a code word, which is like a key — it unlocks the secrets of the country. That word is ‘liberty’ in America’s case. It is égalité, ‘equality’, in the case of France. For India, the code word is ‘dharma’.

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Forbes India | 20 August 2015

The much-maligned caste system and the training it provided to budding entrepreneurs may have played a crucial role in India's growth story.

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Forbes India | 11 August 2014

He has to correct a story of private success and public failure

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India Today | 20 June 2014

Narendra Modi's defining qualities are a sense of purpose.

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Outlook | 30 April 2014

This model piece of non-fiction narrates a tragedy of our times—how the brilliant Manmohan Singh fell from grace and stumbled his way through a tough term as PM.

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