Sandeep Balakrishna

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a technologist, author of Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore, the English translator of SL Bhyrappa’s Aavarna, and independent scholar.

VOICES

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The spate of London attacks and rivers of blood

Multiculturalism as we know it in practice is a double-edged sword.

ART & CULTURE

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Dadasaheb Phalke honour for K Viswanath is Sankarabharanam for the master himself

The legacy of his masterpiece has stood the test of time, cutting across at least two generations.

POLITICS

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Elections 2017: Is Modi ushering in a culture of true federalism?

He can end the noxious culture of non-cooperation between a central government ruled by one party and state governments ruled by a different one.

POLITICS

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Why no one had a problem with Jallikattu, Kambala until PETA-like outfits came along

It's not just about animal rights, but also a clash between the urban and the rural.

POLITICS

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Mackenzie manuscripts: A forgotten and abandoned treasure

Part one of Colonel Colin Mackenzie's seminal work on the political, economic, and administrative history of south India post 1600 AD.

POLITICS

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Siddaramaiah has turned Karnataka into a graveyard for bureaucrats

MK Ganapathy who committed suicide was one among the many officials who had been harassed by the government.

POLITICS

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How new-age 'gurus' turned yoga into a business, distorted its Hindu roots

What they hawk as yoga violates every known precept, tenet, and guideline laid down by Vedic tradition.

POLITICS

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Sunset battle of the Hindus

Bijapur prime minister, Rafiuddin Shirazi lived for 24 years after Talikota took place and left behind eyewitness accounts of the encounter.

POLITICS

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Why Siddaramaiah is the Rahul Gandhi of Karnataka

His regime has been a directionless mix of disastrous far Left economic policies, unrestrained anti-Hinduism, and near lawlessness.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi will see the extinction of Congress in his lifetime

The party vice-president has the Bhasmasura touch: anything he touches, burns to ashes.