Why do we call this man ‘Alexander the Great’?

I can understand the western world, the English or the Americans calling him ‘Alexander the Great’. After all, Ancient Greece is seen as the ‘cradle of Western Civilization’, the birthplace of democracy, rationalism, philosophy and the arts. Western powers, such as the Americans see themselves as heirs to this legacy, a legacy that stretches back through time in an unbroken …

Idli Vadaa breakfast

In the morning, I thought again of Bangalore. As I was pouring the corn flakes into the small white bowl that was part of your left-over stuff, my mind flew back through time and space to Indiranagar, Koramangala and Kasturi Nagar. Not to the buildings and the roads, but to the feeling. You can call it the Bangalore state of …