Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Musings on writers of Indian History
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Musings on writers of Indian History

July 5, 2024

Right-wing historians have arrived! I have noticed an increase in the number of writers of History of India — Social history, economic history, religious history and political history — after 2014 when Modi Government came to power. There was a perception that the old history of India written by the Islamic, Mughal and Colonial historians…

Ritz Ponnu’s Last Supper
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Ritz Ponnu’s Last Supper

June 23, 2024

On Friday around 11 am I got a call. The message was disturbing, unpleasant, “Ponnu uncle passed away.” It was about the death of Ponnu Muthanna, known simply as Ponnu to his friends, the man behind the Pelican Pub, popular eatery and beer pub, on Hunsur Road in Jayalakshmipuram. He was 86. The news twanged…

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