Delights of street food.
One need not be a foodie to look out for food on television. With the national obsession with the cat-and-mouse games played by the two national political parties avidly covered by the numerous news channels and weepy, lachrymose soaps on other entertainment channels there is very little choice left for a couch potato like me […]
Uttarakhand done in by overdose of “development”.
Any talk of “development” today sounds ominous and one tends to visualise the motives behind it that are sinister. Our political masters (mis) understand by the word development only growth and expansion that is mostly spatial in the context of a city. That there are other meanings also attached to the word, like improvement […]
The Swazi king and his beautiful kingdom.
King Mswati III of Swaziland was in the news recently. Polygamous to the core, he wanted a 22 year old girl as his 14th wife. He got smitten by her when she was just 15 and kept making advances. Made of sterner stuff, she had no intentions of joining the millionaire king’s harem of 13 […]