India Insight

Why does Mahendra Singh Dhoni need a gun?

November 17, 2008

Two images have seared themselves into my mind. The first is the brutal treatment meted out to a young girl working as a domestic maid in Gurgaon. I didn’t really know what beaten black-and-blue meant. Until I saw her photograph.

The night bombs scarred my son’s dreams

August 19, 2008

The other night I was surprised to see my seven-year-old son walk out of bed, shivering, crying and barely able to speak.