Hartosh Singh Bal

A native place

Between Gandhi’s self-sufficient, harmonious idyll and Ambedkar’s den or ignorance and narrow-mindedness lies the village of reality.

Oct 01, 2010

The two Punjabs: Drifting apart?

People-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan will mean nothing if commerce does not pick up. An appreciation of Indo-Pakistani prospects requires looking at Punjab-Punjab.

Oct 01, 2006

The Narmada parikrama

The Holy Narmada Parikrama pilgrimage is challenged not only by the development works and Narmada dam but also by the sadhus who are meant to protect it.

Sep 01, 2006

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