You are here » Home » Author » Sunil Sethi

Showing of 1-25 result

  • 01-Dec-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Who's the tallest of them all?

    Sardar Patel's bronze monolith cost nearly Rs 30 billion; Rama's statue topped by a glittering canopy will come at a heavier price

  • 17-Nov-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Why Nehru is worth remembering

    Adored and reviled in equal measure, Nehru's legacy is obscured but not altogether erased. In the age of ephemeral Instagrams and quick click selfies it is not charmless

  • 03-Nov-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Empty nests and empty nest eggs

    In Delhi itself there is no land to spare

  • 20-Oct-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Phase Two of #MeToo

    Perhaps the most harrowing account is by Ghazala Wahab of her days at The Asian Age, an ugly cat-and-mouse game of molesting and emotional blackmail inside the editor's cabin

  • 06-Oct-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    The dogs that didn't bark

    Did men and women of redoubtable experience and public service, upholders of the country's steel frame and paragons of corporate governance, never smell a rat?

  • 22-Sep-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    The cheat sheet of history

    Despite a 2013 Supreme Court ban, manual scavenging has far from disappeared more than a century after Gandhi's tireless fight to eradicate the blight

  • 08-Sep-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    The mills of justice grind surely

    To argue that coming out was easier for the few in the anonymity and privilege of big cities as opposed to the many in the stifling oppression of small towns and villages is true

  • 25-Aug-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    A world of bluffocrats

    The inescapable lifeline of the bluffocrat is the number of Facebook page 'likes', Twitter or Instagram followers totted up per millisecond

  • 10-Aug-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Tamil Nadu's game of thrones

    Karunanidhi was a ruthless political opponent, steadfast in eliminating rivals in the DMK hierarchy, fighting MGR's AIADMK tooth and nail and playing ducks and drakes with Gandhi family-led Congress

  • 28-Jul-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    India's faltering tourism industry

    Why can't a country that builds and manages airports of acknowledged excellence at home and abroad produce passports of durable quality for its citizens?

  • 14-Jul-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Corruption in the land of the pure

    The Quaid-e-Azam's probity was not inherited by his political descendants in the Land of the Pure

  • 30-Jun-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    An old twisted tale of press freedom

    Students of history may know the intricate contours of this period that eventually led to Hastings's and Impey's impeachment but Hicky's life has never been thoroughly investigated

  • 02-Jun-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    A season of India-Pak spy thrillers

    On both sides of the border, opinion is being bitingly vented on The Spy Chronicles

  • 19-May-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Karnataka's last resort politics

    Where in parliamentary democracies around the world do political parties drag Supreme Court judges in the middle marches of the night to decide who will rule?

  • 05-May-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Bring on the summer wine

    My local liquor stores, which for years bore the stamp of illicit seediness, are so transformed in size and large displays of foreign and Indian wines that some look like art galleries, Sethi writes

  • 21-Apr-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Modi in sinking sands

    After four years of relentless globe-trotting to build up his image as a world leader, Mr Modi's reputation overseas has taken a severe beating

  • 07-Apr-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Life and death of a utopia

    Dark underhand activity at Rajneeshpuram descends into crime

  • 24-Mar-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    PM Narendra Modi's sheen is wearing thin because of the logic of power

    Among Mr Modi's first actions on taking charge in 2014 was to mothball the likes of Mr Advani as margdarshaks, stopping leaders above the age of 75 from playing active political roles

  • 10-Mar-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Celebrating India's built heritage

    Trained in Mumbai and in Paris under Le Corbusier - with whom he later collaborated in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad - Mr Doshi said: I owe this prestigious prize to my guru, Le Corbusier

  • 10-Feb-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    Who's afraid of Eva Peron?

    As style statements and populist messaging, Indian leaders have long understood the importance of dressing up

  • 27-Jan-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    India's lost generation

    The world of WittyFeed is a far cry from the life of Moin Khan, an impoverished balloon seller in Ranchi, who saved money by milking cows to enrol in English-speaking classes

  • 12-Jan-2018 | Sunil Sethi

    The return of a city icon

    For years, The Oberoi in Delhi has never stopped being the hugely profitable cash cow of the Rs 12 billion holding company, East India Hotels, which runs 33 hotels around the world

  • 29-Dec-2017 | Sunil Sethi

    Best bookshelf of 2017

    A list of best books that hit the stands in 2017

  • 15-Dec-2017 | Sunil Sethi

    Rambo rides again

    Analysts who optimistically believed Gujarat was a neck-and-neck race will soon be chewing the cud on how the caste arithmetic panned out, writes the author

  • 08-Dec-2017 | Sunil Sethi

    Shashi Kapoor: A chip off the old block

    He played an irresistibly gorgeous nawab, and he lived as an impossibly charming gentleman. The writer remembers Shashi Kapoor, a true son of a famous father