Young women and men who joined the far-left groups did so for the best of reasons. They wanted to change the world. Many fought against the stifling atmosphere in many groups.
The human voice deployed to recite the Vedas and later aid the temple dancers was paramount before any instruments emerged.
Revolutionaries are not infallible.
Independence is the only way Scotland can realise its full political and cultural potential in the 21st century.
In the Seventies, we still had dreams and hopes of Utopia, but by the end of the decade, the world had shifted to the right.
Exploiters and manipulators have always used religion self-righteously to further their own selfish ends.
Indian classical music was born when time barely existed. It developed further within the structures of royal courts and a system of patronage where the ruler or the feudal master determined all.
I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.
Scandinavia was awash with Maoism in the ’70s. Sweden had Maoist groups with a combined membership and periphery of several thousand members, but it was Norway where Maoism became a genuine popular force and hegemonic in the culture.
When I arrived to study at Oxford in October 1963, the bohemian style was black plastic or leather jackets for women and black leather or navy donkey jackets for men. I stuck to cavalry twills and a duffle coat, at least for a few months.