Monthly Archives: April 2019

Book Review: Maria Wirth’s ‘Thank You India’

During the release of my book “Thank you India” at the Dehradun Litfest last November, I met Hemant Kumar and his wife Monica. Meanwhile he read the book and sent me his review. It is very well written. I post it here:   A German stops over in India on her journey to Australia, gets […]

Putting secularism into perspective

Indians are generally highly intelligent. Yet when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong, so wrong that it looks as if Indians were purposely fed wrong information. Contrary to the general perception in India, secular is not the opposite of communal. Communal as such is not objectionable either. It […]