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  • 13-Jan-2017 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: The torments of Om Puri

    Om Puri's quiet and credulous charm could be disarming

  • 13-Jan-2017 | Sunil Sethi

    A catalyst and connector

    Lunch with BS: Mira Nair, Film-maker

  • 30-Dec-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Best bookshelf of 2016

    Some of the best reading were works of modern and contemporary Indian history

  • 16-Dec-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Jaya's bitter success and succession

    Though Ms Sasikala commands an immense fortune and many AIADMK MLAs, does she have Jayalalithaa's grit and charisma to succeed?

  • 02-Dec-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: More notes on notebandi

    Demonetisation has pushed the bureaucracy - in this case the creaking, ill-equipped banking system - to breaking point

  • 18-Nov-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: My little black diary

    The morning of November 10, when the demonetisation hit us, will go down in the country's history as Black Thursday

  • 04-Nov-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Transition traumas

    The transition from Cyrus Mistry to Ratan Tata and back again in the $100-billion empire is also about the return of the king, dissatisfied by loss of control to his anointed heir

  • 21-Oct-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Culture wars, a twisted story

    Surgical strikes and skirmishes don't just occur along or beyond the LoC; they're happening in the heart of the country's film capital

  • 15-Oct-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Parmeshwar Godrej: Dynamic doer

    The author remembers Parmeshwar Godrej, a multi-faceted woman of style and substance who knew how to stay in vogue

  • 07-Oct-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Political heirs and parachutists

    Both the head of government Narendra Modi, 66, and 45-year-old Rahul Gandhi, the anointed heir of the main national opposition, are resolutely single

  • 23-Sep-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: 'Ye gods, what have we done to deserve this…'

    "He has turned war into a national industry," said the French philosopher Voltaire of his friend and patron King Frederick of Prussia after the two had a bad falling out. For years Voltaire tried to persuade the king to stop waging senseless, ...

  • 09-Sep-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: The unbearable uncertainty of bed-hopping

    In London, long-standing British Indian Labour MP Keith Vaz has been forced to quit as head of a key parliamentary committee for his clandestine romp with male prostitutes

  • 26-Aug-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Welcome to 'Jharoostan'

    An almost pathological malaise afflicts the AAP government

  • 12-Aug-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Narendra Modi's midlife blues

    He's been in firefighting mode all summer: Dousing the flames in Kashmir, stemming vicious attacks on Dalits, replacing a CM in Gujarat, shutting up motormouths and giving the RBI's outgoing governor a tepid send-off

  • 29-Jul-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Raza's contemplative quest

    Syed Haider Raza's contemplation of the bindu is a recurring, almost obsessive theme in his vast oeuvre

  • 15-Jul-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: The terrorist impulse

    In the flood of Kashmir reporting since Burhan Wani's killing a brief, deft video produced by the Hindustan Times has captured wide attention on social media

  • 01-Jul-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Whose country is it anyway?

    Brexit jokes in India are both withering and tasteless. "Okay Britain, you can keep the Kohinoor. After Brexit you guys are going to need the money."

  • 17-Jun-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Critics & censors: cut, cut, chop, chop

    The film world is cock-a-hoop since June 13 when the Bombay High Court cut down the 89 cuts to one - of the hero urinating, possibly in deference to Swachch Bharat - and an "A" certificate

  • 03-Jun-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Towards a slim-fit govt

    Mr Modi has not only set an encouraging record by including seven women but also stuck to his guns by eliminating close kin of political leaders from the race for berths

  • 20-May-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Kashmir's highs and lows

    So often perceived as a bad-news story, Kashmir's highs are unjustly eclipsed by its lows

  • 06-May-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: The big thirst

    Marathwada's worst-hit district, Beed, reports the highest number of farmers' suicides, with women and children bearing the brunt - of the 336 million hit by the drought nationwide, 164 million are ch

  • 22-Apr-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: The association of small bombs

    What the fiction writer Karan Mahajan in his new novel tells us is a more disturbing story than the outpouring of recent opinion and analysis about the unrest in Kashmir

  • 08-Apr-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Getting away with it

    Their stash of cash, including huge sums owed in tax evasion, is not easy to lay hands on

  • 25-Mar-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Lives and afterlives

    All famous lives acquire complex afterlives: an encrustation of popular perception, self-serving ideology and folklore. It's the job of the historian to sift the myth from reality, to give us the human dimension of historical figures, and a true ...

  • 11-Mar-2016 | Sunil Sethi

    Sunil Sethi: Rahul Gandhi's restoration drama

    His restoration drama is a composite of three facets: as neo-liberal, neo-maharaja and neo-Sanjayite