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Eshwar Sundaresan

Broke and beautiful in Bollywood

Broke and beautiful in Bollywood

It’s a sign of changing times that Bollywood’s top heroines are sticking their necks out to point out this disparity. Updated Dec 10, 2014 06:57pm
IPL — Thumbs up or thumbs down?

IPL — Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Before we banish IPL to the annals of history, let's look at what the primary stakeholders have to say. Published Sep 18, 2014 05:43pm
Brand Modi, so shiny

Brand Modi, so shiny

The story behind how the mainstreaming of Modi is now coming a full circle. Updated Apr 30, 2014 06:44pm
When Manmohan Singh went AWOL

When Manmohan Singh went AWOL

Given the current situation, would it surprise anybody that the Indian PM wanted to seek spiritual solace? Published Apr 16, 2014 02:18pm
He who could not be tamed

He who could not be tamed

It took but a few moments for Murtaza Razvi to connect with anyone he interacted with. Yet another friend was made, yet another barrier breached. Published Apr 20, 2012 06:17pm
The importance of being intolerant

The importance of being intolerant

-Photo illustration by Faraz Aamer Khan/Dawn.com I was putting on my shoes, getting ready for work when ABC News... Published Sep 14, 2011 09:00am
The meaning of zameen

The meaning of zameen

“Buy land; they’ve stopped making it.” – Mark Twain. If you ignore the phenomenon of reclaimed land – which, for... Published Sep 07, 2011 09:53am
Travails of an English summer

Travails of an English summer

A one Act play (Present day. A typical English pub. The sole bartender smiles meaningfully as Excuse, Anger, Pride,... Published Aug 24, 2011 02:02pm
Are the change-makers here to stay?

Are the change-makers here to stay?

Jantar Mantar. Delhi. April 2011. I was there. I should probably put these words on a T-shirt and wear it proudly ... Published Aug 20, 2011 07:22am
Why do we enjoy an ailing Britain?

Why do we enjoy an ailing Britain?

The rioting in London has evoked mixed reactions in the subcontinent. So I was not surprised to read fellow Dawn... Published Aug 11, 2011 06:55am
Bring back the helicopter shot

Bring back the helicopter shot

When the going gets tough in the field of play, Mahendra Singh Dhoni retains his uber cool body language. At the... Published Aug 05, 2011 05:30am
Mumbai meri jaan

Mumbai meri jaan

Nothing gets past Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. Immediately after the 13/7 blasts, he told the media that this... Published Jul 15, 2011 05:53am
Where’s the Caribbean Calypso?

Where’s the Caribbean Calypso?

Photo Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive In the 70s, my father spent many nights glued to a radio or a transistor,... Published Jul 01, 2011 07:54am
Parenting for the corrupt bureaucrat

Parenting for the corrupt bureaucrat

The other day, someone suggested to me that corruption be legalised and why not? We could do away with the whole... Published Jun 17, 2011 12:23pm