Third World Objectivism

Ayn Rand died on this day, 32 years ago. Today, young Indians are snapping up her books at a surprising rate. It’s an apparent contradiction. Howard Roark, The Fountainhead’s main character, is a man with strong principles. But he’s also arrogant. Here in India, humility is considered the fundamental moral virtue. He might have been put

Where Did Snowy Go?

When I write, I hope there is, somewhere, someone who grows up to love my work as much as I do. I wait for the evening phone call that tells me he wept tenderly for Lola. I write because there is something within me which I want you to hear. The hardest job is to get

Merchants Of Policy

When I decided to give the job a shot, I had little idea what was in store for me. I had believed that think-tanks engage in research and policy advocacy. But it was not easy to miss that my colleagues were incapable of giving the world anything more than their mindless labour. I remember two