Jatin Desai

A very timely book

A very timely book

Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point by Gyan Prakash- Review

Emergency was imposed in India in 1975 and it continued for 21 months. The fundamental rights were suspended, thousands of activists were put behind bar. It was one of the darkest periods in the history of democratic India. As the world once again confronts an eruption of authoritarianism, Gyan Prakash’s book Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi […]

 Jatin Desai

Kartarpur Corridor is a major step but one needs to also go beyond it

Kartarpur Corridor is a major step but one needs to also go beyond it

The Kartarpur Corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in Indian Punjab with Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Punjab. There is a high hope that it will turn into a ‘road of peace’ between two countries. The people of India and Pakistan witnessed a ‘miracle’ few days ago. They have high hopes from the development on […]

 Jatin Desai

A lesson for the news media professionals

A lesson for the news media professionals

The way US journalists presented themselves and asked questions to US President Donald Trump in his press conference on Wednesday has raised a debate in the media circles all over the world. It is a lesson for all news media journalists on how to be objective and courageous when they are being verbally attacked. The […]

 Jatin Desai

‘A lifetime is not enough’

‘A lifetime is not enough’

With the passing away of Kuldip Nayar, the sub-continent has lost a great human being, champion of peace and freedom of speech and expression. His was a journalism of courage. Personally, I have lost a mentor. I had an opportunity of travelling with him few times in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He was a fearless […]