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    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    Thinking Bollywood

    In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, actor Naseeruddin Shah shared his opinion of Rajesh Khanna, the late 1960s superstar

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    July 29, 2016, Friday

    Sunil Sethi: Raza's contemplative quest

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

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    July 29, 2016, Friday

    Keya Sarkar: Doctor 'Do-littles'

    In all my years in Mumbai I cannot recollect my colleagues falling ill or being indisposed as often as my co-workers in ...

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    July 23, 2016, Saturday

    Organic wine, anybody?

    Organic wines are made from grapes grown without the use of actificial (chemical) fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and ...

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    July 22, 2016, Friday

    Mitali Saran: Silver anniversary reunion

    This is certainly a nice school I apparently went to

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Dancing hands

    Those dancing hands sometimes pop up in my head and life, through all its misery and madness, appears beautiful again

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Global recognition

    A set of Mukherjee's collages have been mounted at the Tate Modern in London

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    We, the undersigned

    All ministries use the Ashokan four-lion national symbol, but look at the meaningless variations in lettering, proportion and ...

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    July 12, 2016, Tuesday

    Mihir S Sharma: City of books

    London used to be a city of bookshops; but it is one no longer

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    July 09, 2016, Saturday

    GoT bored

    For all the glacial pace that the current season had to offer during the first eight episodes, the following couple of them just ...

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    July 08, 2016, Friday

    Mitali Saran: Gorillas in the mist

    Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda is worth every nettle sting

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    The LGBT paradox

    A number of well-known LGBT personalities filed a petition before the Supreme Court this week in support of the curative ...

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    The legacy of modern masters

    K G Subramanyan's artwork had a unique visual language

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    Making sense of election symbols

    Eligible parties choose symbols from a library of hundreds of simplistic linear drawings of everyday household objects and ...

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    June 25, 2016, Saturday

    Trip of the year

    At a time when priapic sex comedies are ruling the roost in Bollywood, Udta Punjab is nothing less than a fresh blast of oxygen

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    June 24, 2016, Friday

    Mitali Saran: Packing up

    Holidays are good for your health

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    Bad design, my goodness!

    Patanjali's sloppy, nondescript typography, garish colour palettes and crude illustrations bring to mind "cheap" rather than ...

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    Identities in a language

    Chaudhury writes about the many kinds of Hindi she encountered as a translator - not one Hindi, but multiple branches, from high ...

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    Monkeys of Shimla

    People upload and spread social media messages through monkeys, who climb up hills and flash thumbs-up, if someone 'likes' you

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    June 11, 2016, Saturday

    Shakespeare wallahs in the 21st century

    Ian McKellen says Merchant of Venice is also a play about gays

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    July 30, 2016, Saturday

    Art for the proletariat

    A retrospective and accompanying exhibition in New Delhi, Reina Sofia and New York have done much to consolidate Nasreen ...

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    July 29, 2016, Friday

    Shuma Raha: Star Trek at 50

    Star Trek Beyond is visually spectacular - with stunning special effects and gazillions of zero-gravity action

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    July 29, 2016, Friday

    Kishore Singh: My umbrella woes

    New Delhi has a snobbish indifference towards umbrellas, or rain, or both, which is why almost no one else seems to have any

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    July 23, 2016, Saturday

    Great Indian male gaze

    The unsettling gaze of the Indian male towards women in the post-2000 cinema has been very one-dimensional. Apart from ...

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    July 18, 2016, Monday

    Nilanjana S Roy: Diary of a W-grade writer

    News item: "As a pilot project, the culture ministry has already graded 185 artistes into three categories - O (Outstanding), P ...

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    The river has a voice

    Rivers are sacred in India still, but we seem to have lost our ability to treat them as fellow humans

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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Being polecat

    A high number of furries who skritch on Omegle are not even costumed, they are just bearded men wearing glasses resembling

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    July 15, 2016, Friday

    Mitali Saran: Aliens at home

    The trust deficit in Kashmir comes from the empathy deficit

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    July 09, 2016, Saturday

    Wine consumers

    It would be interesting to see how habits and attitudes towards wine change over the next five to ten years

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    July 08, 2016, Friday

    Kishore Singh: Centre of the food universe

    Once ridiculed for its cuisine that salvaged its reputation with a passable Anglo-Indian mish-mash, Britain is now quite the ...

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    July 04, 2016, Monday

    Nilanjana S Roy: After Herr

    Michael Herr will be remembered for Dispatches, which he saw as a book closer in its nightmare, adrenalin-soaked form to a novel ...

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    Dirty secrets in a seedy city

    The brooding, atmospheric tableau that Barua paints is reminiscent of Saradindu Bandopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi novels

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    July 02, 2016, Saturday

    Virtually healed

    Once you have reached the end of the selection process, you will have an exact definition of the problem that affects you

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    June 25, 2016, Saturday

    Outsiders and insiders

    One of the criticisms being flung at outgoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan is that he is an outsider, does not quite understand ...

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    June 25, 2016, Saturday

    Indian wines go premium

    Not so long ago, there was no Indian wine priced above Rs 500 per bottle (of 750 ml), and no imported wine below that level

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    June 20, 2016, Monday

    Nilanjana S Roy: Unequal memories

    Here is one way to know who owns the right to your history, or your nation's history: do they know how your people scream?

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    Oh dear!

    The object of Smriti Irani ire this time is Ashok Choudhary, who had the audacity of addressing her as "Dear Smriti Irani ji" in ...

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    June 18, 2016, Saturday

    America's Indian abstract maestro

    A figurative artist, Natvar Bhavsar was caught by the maelstrom of abstract expressionism that had gripped America in the Sixties

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    June 13, 2016, Monday

    Mihir S Sharma: Screens and paper

    It is likely that I have been reading books on a screen for longer than most people have. And, of the books I read today, fewer ...

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    June 11, 2016, Saturday

    For the connoisseur

    It helps to keep a written record of the wines tasted and note down the observations. This is a good way of cataloguing the ...

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