Articles by Dilip D'Souza
May 21, 2016
Sunil Khilnani's 'Incarnations: India in 50 Lives' shines a light on history we take for grantedSunil Khilnani's 'Incarnations: India in 50 Lives' is a testament to the writer's ability to find a telling thought about the person he's chronicling
Apr 04, 2016
Silence at the stadium, riots elsewhere: the price of shallow nationalismBecause we burden our cricket with this albatross of our nationalism, we have the incidents that flared up after last week’s loss to the West Indies.
Mar 05, 2016
Book Review: Mark Lee's 'Knocking at the Open Door' is a heartfelt, absorbing memoir of his years with J KrishnamurtiThis is a book that grapples with the ideals J Krishnamurti speaks of, but grapples no less sincerely with the realities of his and their shortcomings.
Feb 27, 2016
The book that could have been thoughtful, but wasn't: Salil Tripathi is forcing words into his experienceBut too often, Salil Tripathi is forcing the words onto his experience, seeking significance in every sentence he writes to match some other writer’s thoughts.
Feb 19, 2016
Book review: 'Crossing Over From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness' is a brave memoir that will open mindsThroughout the book, Crossing Over From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness, it is Mehta’s “up” moments that underline just how frightening the “downs” are.
Jun 15, 2012
Dear Vasant Dhoble, you remind me of Kondke; so what?For every Dhoble who thinks not paying an entry fee in a restaurant is immoral, you'll have no difficulty finding others who give that kind of posturing no importance at all, who think it's absurd to even suggest it, thank you very much.
Jun 02, 2012
IPL: A much-hyped T20 format that killed free marketsIt's hard to mention "IPL" and "ballet" in the same breath, even if I've managed it in this sentence.
May 18, 2012
No more Constellations: Plane-spotting in Twitter ageI can vouch for the absolute absence of romance in contemporary air travel. Yet there's a way — and you don't even need to buy a ticket and fly — to rekindle it.
Apr 20, 2012
Off my high-horse: The 25 pc adjustment in educationThe RTE will do what college does — prove that the definite misfit, the one who certainly has to make some serious mental adjustments, is not the poor kid but the city-bred, 'well-to-do' kid.
Apr 07, 2012
A better man by far: Accidental arrogance on our streetsHere's the Bombay accident manual, in full: It's always the other guy's fault. Never admit you made a mistake. Refuse any help. Be a man, dammit!