09 October 2006
This autumn, I set off to teach at a college in Massachusetts for a month. These days travelling anywhere, but...
Europe
12 June 2006
When, in April 1888, Nietzsche arrived in Turin he found a city diminished. In the 16th century it had been the capital...
International Politics
30 January 2006
In recent weeks in India, a senior police officer appeared at a court hearing wearing anklets, a nose-ring and a...
International Politics
29 September 2003
''Are you tough enough?" the anchor with glasses and a serious expression asks viewers in the television advertisement...
Ideas
24 March 2003
Soon after the hijackers of 11 September were revealed as Muslim fundamentalists, the question which had been debated...
Books
25 November 2002
India is a vast, bewildering place, not just for visitors, but also for the natives. Crammed into the ever-shrinking...
Asia
26 August 2002
Earlier this year, I was in Rishikesh, the first town that the River Ganges meets as it leaves its Himalayan home and...
Books
03 June 2002
Built in the 10th and 11th centuries, the temples of Khajuraho lay forgotten for hundred of years in the jungles of...
Books
22 April 2002
Dan Jacobson once wrote about his first few weeks in London in a wonderful essay titled "Time of Arrival". He had grown...
Ideas
11 February 2002
I was in Delhi when the American bombing of Afghanistan began in mid-October. The word "terrorism" was not new to India...
Politics
24 September 2001
Two months ago, as I was about to board a Eurostar train to Paris from Waterloo Station, London, I was stopped, taken...

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