Firstly, if you haven’t read the preceding travelogues about our journey through China, then please do so first. Day 15: Seoul, South Korea: From the capital in the north (Beijing) we flew across the yellow sea to the capital of the east (Dongjing), now known as Seoul. Though the flight was barely two hours, little […]Read more "Exploring South Korea (Part IV)"
I’ve deliberately maintained silence over the Kathua rape case to let the dust settle before making a few comments. This should take 7-10 minutes to read, so please do. I wrote about the state of women in India back in 2012 and not much has changed since then. First, let’s examine a few facts […]Read more "Kathua rape case and the need for systematic reform"
Introduction This is a particularly hard one to write about because of my close relations with Sikhs, but hopefully, the sensible ones will understand the content along with the intent and use this article to inject some sanity in the popular discourse surrounding Sikhs, without letting it dent their egos. I have the additional benefit […]Read more "Sikhism, Hindu-Sikh relations and Khalistan"
To begin with, if you haven’t read the second post in this China and Korea special, then please do so before reading this one. Day 8 – Guilin: We took a flight from Hangzou airport, where our hosts kindly dropped us at 6 am to board a domestic flight for Guilin in the south-east corner […]Read more "Exploring China – Guilin, Xian & Beijing (Part III)"