Controversy storms: Captain’s log

On a Stormy Course: In the Hot Seat at St. Stephen’s Hachette. Pages 300. Rs 599 By Valson Thampu.   Review by Roopinder Singh A sense of balance is required when reviewing a book, or any serious endeavour that a person undertakes. A convenient way of ensuring impartiality is to avoid any personal interest in the matter at hand. I …

Torturous paths through scuffed reality

The Year of the Hawks By Kanwaljit Deol Review by Roopinder Singh There is a 1984 in all of us who have lived through that particularly torturous decade in Punjab — it affected everything and everyone connected to the state. Those whose involvement was more than peripheral find it difficult to let go, to move on, and even when they …