Daily Archives: 18 March 2008

How Indian TV slayed a dangerous superstition

In a moment of pure television, an Indian rationalist has challenged a black magician to kill him on live TV—and survived to tell the tale. On March 3, Sanal Edamaruku of Rationalist International found himself opposite Pandit Surinder Sharma, a tantrik who claims to be a consultant for top Indian politicians and is a wellknown…

‘Too many junkets at stake to make enemies’

Kesava Menon, the former Islamabad correspondent of The Hindu, reviewing ‘Anatomy of an Abduction—How the Indian Hostages in Iraq Were Freed‘ by V. Sudarshan, former diplomacy correspondent of Outlook: “The Indian media has a relationship with the country‚Äôs diplomatic corps that is somewhat peculiar when compared with its approach to other arms of the government…