Mahesh Rangarajan


Mahesh Rangarajan

The land of Krisna Mrig

Which creature best symbolises a land depends a lot on who you ask.

Will the tiger burn bright?

William Blake’s poem on the tiger has been iconic ever since it was first published in 1794. Those who admire the animal for its beauty often turn to his verse.

The hedgehog and the fox

The Greek poet Archilochus noted that thinkers were of not one but two varieties. There were the hedgehogs that had one single large idea, and the foxes who, in contrast, had not one but many little obsessions. The former had a set of foundational principles by which they saw, measured and asserted the coherence of their world.

A bird for a nation

The recent announcement making the Gangetic dolphin or Susu as the national aquatic animal has been widely welcomed as sign of how seriously India will take the ecological restoration of its polluted

Why forest legends still matter

Anyone anywhere has heard the story of Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest who with his band of merry men robbed the rich to pay the poor.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.