Press Articles

  1. "The New Minister." Newstime. 1 January 1987. I
    "The New Minister II." Newstime. 1 January 1987. II
  1. "Caption Crazy." Newstime. 1 May 1988.
  1. "Subbu's Pond". Unknown Publication. 2 December 1987.
  1. "The Relevance of Rammohun Roy." Newstime. 3 July 1988.
  1. "Kuchipudi: The Dance of the Gods." (Essay) Weekend Newstime, 4 September 1988: 6. I
    "Kuchipudi: The Dance of the Gods." (Essay) Weekend Newstime, 4 September 1988: 6. II
  1. "Tathaguru's Gripe." Newstime, 4 Feb 1988.
  1. "An Island of Hope." Newstime, 4 June 1988.
  1. "In the Middle of it All." Newstime, 5 April 1988.
  1. "The Panther of Pineapple Republic." Newstime, 6 Nov 1987.
  1. "The Local Writer." Newstime, 7 Jan 1988.
  1. "The Big Heat." Newstime, 9 August 1988.
  1. "Cheers." Newstime, 4 Feb 1988.
  1. "Yayati." Newstime, 9 May 1988.
  1. "Lady on the Luna." I Newstime, 9 Sept 1988.
    "Lady on the Luna." II Newstime, 9 Sept 1988.
  1. "Awakening Kumbhakarna." Newstime. 11 June 1988.
  1. "The Good Old Days." - R Desikan, Hyderabad
  1. "The Invasion of the Baby Snatchers." Newstime, 4 Feb 1988.
  1. "The 2 minute Mom." Newstime, 13 July 1988.
  1. "Dear Modesty." I Newstime, 14 April 1988.
    "Dear Modesty." II Newstime, 14 April 1988.
  1. "Growing Menace of Drug Flow to India." Newstime, 14 Nov 1986.
  1. "On the Barrel." Newstime, 16 April 1988.
  1. "More Style than Substance." Newstime, 17 July 1988.
  1. "Sex and the Indian." Newstime, 18 Jan 1987.
  1. "Players please!" Newstime, 19 Dec 1987.
  1. "That Unforgotten Past." - P Venkatrama Reddy, Hyderabad
  1. "Topical, saleable, good." I Newstime, 19 June 1988.
    "Topical, saleable, good." II Newstime, 19 June 1988.
  1. "The Sufi."  Hu.  1.1 (April 2007): 50. Newstime, 19 May 1988.
  1. "A newsreader's woos." Newstime, 20 August 1987.
  1. "Some capital enterprises." Newstime, 20 March 1988.
  1. "Politicians and statues." I Newstime, 20 Sept 1987.
    "Politicians and statues." II Newstime, 20 Sept 1987.
  1. "Yanks." Newstime, 20 Sept 1988.
  1. "The price of Genius." Newstime, 22 Aug 1988.
  1. "Yuppietown." Newstime, 22 July 1988.
  1. "The Crooner's Blues." Newstime, 22 June 1988.
  1. "The Sleeping Giant." - R Desikan, Hyderabad
  1. "The Raj Syndrome: An English Epidemic." (Essay) Weekend Newstime. 22 November 1987: 11. I
    "The Raj Syndrome: An English Epidemic." (Essay) Weekend Newstime. 22 November 1987: 11. II
  1. "The Ethical Pursuit of Wealth." (Op. ed. essay.) Newstime. 23 October 1986: 7.

  1. "Weather changes." Newstime, 24 July 1987.
  1. "Five from Oxford." Newstime, 25 Sept 1988.
  1. "21st Century Arcade." Newstime, 26 March 1988.
  1. "Happy Function Palace." Newstime, 28 Dec 1987.
  1. "Vyasful Thinking." Newstime, 29 April 1988.
  1. "Janam. (Film - Mahesh Bhatt)" Newstime, 29 Dec 1986.
  1. "Hyderabad: The Glory of the Nizams." I Newstime, 29 May 1988.
    "Hyderabad: The Glory of the Nizams." II Newstime, 29 May 1988
  1. "RR." Newstime, 29 April 1987.

  2. "Holy Cow!" I Newstime, 30 Jan 1988.
    "Holy Cow!" II Newstime, 30 Jan 1988

  3. "Homeless Builders." Newstime, 30 June1988.

  4. "Understand teachers' problems." Newstime, 30 Sept 1987.

  5. "The agony and ecstasy of Ayn Rand." Newstime, 31 July 1988.

  6. "We Invite Our Own Doom I." Kaiser-e-Hind. December 1987.
  7. "We Invite Our Own Doom II ." Kaiser-e-Hind. December 1987

  8. Watchword. February 1, 1998

Others

1.      "My American Guru." Span Magazine. May 1988.

4.      "A Hyderabadi Auto Driver." Kaiser‑e‑Hind. July 1988: 10‑11.

6.      "Confessions of an Anti‑social Male." Kaiser‑e‑Hind. November 1988: 9‑10.

7.      "The Importance of Being a Middle Class Person." PS: The Sunday Magazine of The Indian Post. 22 June 1989.

8.      "Grab, Get Ahead, Survive." Kaiser‑e‑Hind. August 1989: 2‑3.

9.      "The Sunken Buddha." Newstime. 30 March, 1990: 7.

10.  "Ramazan." Newstime. 15 April, 1990: 7. and "Ramazan‑‑II." Newstime. 23 April, 1990: 7.

12.  "The Man With the Beautiful Name." The Times of India. 1 June, 1990: 12.

13.  "Successful Conclusions." The Times of India. 12 July, 1990.

14.  "Vishwamitra: Myth and Masala." Indian Express Magazine. 12 May, 1991: 3.

15.  "Another Pebble in the Rushdie Pool." The Sunday Observer. July 21‑27, 1991.

16.  "I Can Live Without a Man." Divorce Saga. Femina. 23 Sept‑7 Oct 1991: 46‑47.

17.  "Hello! An Indian Speaking." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 12 October, 1991.

18.  "English Syllabus Must Be Reformed." Op. Ed. The Times of India. 1 February, 1992.

19.  "Here Are the Main Points." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 1 February, 1992.

20.  "On Being an Indian English Poet." Hindustan Times. 8 February, 1992.

21.  "Rebutting a `Silly‑view.'" New Quest. Nov‑December 1991: 381‑383.

22.  "English through Cable." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 14 March, 1992.

23.  "A Restaurant Called Rambo." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 13 June, 1992.

24.  Interview with Jayanta Mahapatra. Tenor. 8 (1992): 13‑23.

span lang="EN-GB">25.  "Women are Still Just Sex Symbols." Debate. Femina. 23 June, 1992: 37‑38.

26.  "Indian English Literature: A Break with Tradition." The Hindu Literary Supplement. 2 August, 1992.

27.  "Bring Libraries to Book." The Sunday Times of India. 16 August, 1992.

28.  "The Romance of Bookshops." The Statesman. 26 September, 1992.

29.  "Obsession with English." The Business Standard. 3 October, 1992.

30.  "The New Woman is a Selfish Woman." Male Order. Femina. 8 October, 1992.

31.  "A Good Time to be a Writer." Indian Review of Books. October 1992: 20‑24.

32.  "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" Male Order. Femina. 23 December, 1992.

33.  "Who Says Men Don't Feel Guilty?" Femina. 23 December, 1992.

34.  "Money is Not the Only Means to Marital Happiness." Male Order. Femina. 8 January, 1993.

35.  "Tapping the Individual's Talent." Interview with U. R. Anantha Murthy. The Hindu. 4 April, 1993. Indian Review of Books April, 1993.

36.  "An Ambitious Publishing Drive." Life and Letters. Indian Review of Books. April 1993.

37.  "Bhalchandra Nemade." Literati. The India Magazine. May 1993.

38.  "A Vision of Birds." Span. June 1994 6‑8.

39.  "Ashok Vajpeyi: Ek Abhinandan (Hindi). Sakshatkar: Ashok Vajpeyi Special Issue 181‑183 (Jan‑March 1995): 203‑205.

40.  "The Sai Baba of Shirdi." Elite 2.3 (Aug‑Sept 1995): 57‑60.

41.  "Hill of Fire." Elite 2.5 (Oct‑Nov 1995): 73‑76.

42.  "The Masculine Gaze of a powerful poet," interview with Keki N. Daruwalla. The Asian Age, January 1995.

43.  "TV not the only companion," Counterpoint. Industry Observer 1 March 1996.

44.  "Is life all beer and skittles?" Counterpoint. Industry Observer, 8 March 1996.

45.  "Creating Meaningful Knowledge in Contemporary India," Sunday Herald 17 March 1996: 2‑4.

46.  "Ugly side of beauty business," Counterpoint. Industry Observer, 29 March 1996.

47.  "From time to timelessness," Perspective. Industry Observer, 5 April 1996.

48.  "Pedal pleasures," Perspective. Industry Observer, 12 April 1996.

49.  "Writers in the language of Raj." Essay, The Pioneer special anniversary issue, 11 August 1996.

50.  "Alms and the man." Life Positive magazine, 1.8 (November 1996): 6.

51.  "The year of expatriates," year‑end survey of Indian English writing. The Pioneer, 28 December 1996.

52.  "Art of the Matter," interview with Raja Rao. Indian Review of Books 6.2 (16 November‑15 December 1996): 6‑8.

53.  "The Foundations of Indian Culture: A Commentary ‑ I." The Eye, 4. 1&2: 19‑22.

54.  "The Splendour of India." Life Positive, February 1997: 5.

55.  "The Foundations of Indian Culture A Commentary ‑ II," The Eye, 4. 3 (March 1997): 106‑110.

56.  "Humanity evolves, not the individual," interview with Radha Burnier, President of the Theosophical Society. Life Positive, March 1997: 14‑18.

57.  "Our Future: What Does it Portend?" The Awakening Ray, March‑April 1997: 5‑8.

58.  "Sarojini and the men of her time," Deccan Chronicle, 60th year special issue, 15 May 1997: 21 and 27.

59.  "Bhagavan Kalki: God Incarnate or Mere Godman?" Cover Story, Life Positive, July 1997: 34‑43.

60.  "The Foundations of Indian Culture: A Commentary ‑ III." The Eye, 4.4 (July‑Sept 1997): 105‑109. Also in The Call Beyond 23.1 (1998): 32‑33.

61.  "The Spirit of the Nation." 50 anniversary tribute to India and cover story, Life Positive, August 1997: 36‑45.

62.  "India: At the Crossroads." Humanscape, August 1997: 15‑17.

63.  "Journey to Sai Baba." Life Positive, October 1997: 36‑37.

64.  "Whither Humanism?" Humanscape, December 1997: 22‑23.

65.  "Sri Aurobindo's siddhi day." The Times of India, 24 November 1997: 13.

66.  "Keep the faith, but don't fall asleep." The Times of India, 10 January 1998.

67.  "The Ethos of Personal Ethics." Humanscape. January 1998: 6‑7.

68.  "The Dharma of Technology." Cover story. Life Positive. February 1998.

69.  Interview: "KR Srinivasa Iyengar in Conversation with Makarand Paranjape." Indian Literature 183 (Jan‑Feb 1998): 166‑177.

70.  "Foundations of Indian Culture – A Commentary on Part 2, Section 1." The Eye, 5.1 (October‑December 1997) 124‑128; also published in The Call Beyond 23.2 (1998): 15‑18.

71.  "Passionate Pilgrim."  Tribute to Octavio Paz.  Life Positive.  June 1998.

72.  "Yashpal Satya – In Memoriam." Parivar Manav. May‑August 1998: 83‑91.

73.  "Beyond Man." The inaugural article in Sunday Hindustan Times futures page, 13 December 1998.

74.   "What makes Svadhyaya Work?" Article on the Svadhyaya movement, with a boxed note on "What NGOs can learn from Svadhyaya." Humanscape. March 1999: 18-23.

75.  "How to deal with difference: A cultural politics for Hindus (and others)." Humanscape. April 1999: 14-18.

76.  Article on Navadarshanam in "Speaking Tree." Times of India.

77.  "Earth Charter: A South Asian Response." Butterfly Futures, June 1999: 6-8.

78.  "Nursery of a new world." On Navadarshanam. Deccan Herald, Sunday, 25 September 1999.

79.  "The Yogi on the Hill of Fire." On Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Tiruvannamalai. Life Positive, September 1999: 56-59.

80.  "Spirituality for Technobrats." Interview by Premnath Nair. Gentleman magazine, December 1999: 58-59.

81.  "Living on the edge." Deccan Herald. Saturday, December 18, 1999.

82.  "Empowering Alternatives." Humanscape. 7.4 (April 2000): 20-21.

83.  "More than a philosopher, more than a guide." Humanscape 7.7 (July 2000): 40-41.

84.  "How to lead with love."  Article on the Brhamakumaris. Life Positive. May 2001.

85.  "Last Halt at Malgudi."  Op-ed obiturary on R. K. Narayan. Indian Express. 14 May 2001: 9.

86.  "Despite karma, choice is important." On Pema Rimpoche, the Tai Situpa. Life Positive.  July 2001.

87.  "A spiritual foray into an ecological-spiritual ashram run by the NGO—the Pipal tree."  Life Positive.  September 2001.

88.  "A Sane Response to Terrorism." Life Positive. November 2001.

89.  "The Secret of Healthy Relationships." Life Positive. December 2001.

90.  "Two kings of Islam."  On Sufism. Life Positive. February 2002. 

91.  "Non-violence as Strength." Humanscape. 11.1 (January 2004):  20-21.

92.  "Nine Meditations on the Guru." Life Positive. October 2004: 24-29.

93.  "See the world in a grain of verse." Daily News and Analysis. October 15, 2005.

94.  "Fanning the divine spark within." Reflexions. Daily News and Analysis.  October 20, 2005.

95.  "When writing is sadhana." Profile on Raja Rao. Daily News and Analysis.  5th November 2005.

96.  "An experiment in alternate living." Daily News and Analysis. 11th November 2005. 

97.  "Make Every Breath a Prayer."  Reflexions. Daily News and Analysis. 19th November 2005. 

98.  "Sri Aurobindo's audacious vision."  Reflexions. Daily News and Analysis. 23rd November 2005.

99.  "Case for a Constructive Synergy." Lead essay for the special science and spirituality issue of Life Positive. January 2006:  1-18.

100."Science and Spirituality."  Opinion. Daily News and Analysis. 20th June 2006.

102."The Secret Life."  Hu. 1.2 (October 2007):  131-132.

103. "Mit den Mitteln des Westens den Westen uberwinden." Reue Zurcher Zeitung. 7 Jan 2008:  21.
"Vom Paria zur Sprache der Zukunft." Reue Zurcher Zeitung.  31st May-1 Jun 2008:  B

 
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