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  • Whoever wins, I hope there is a coalition government at the Centre. There is no evidence to show that strongman leadership is any good for us or for any other country. Photo: BS

    March 22, 2019, Friday

    Run-up to voting day

    We have a political party in power that is implementing its ideology and agenda of dividing our nation and our society on the ...

  • Anil Ambani Mukesh Ambani, RCom, Jio

    March 22, 2019, Friday

    Bad blood

    From the Indian epics we have stories of brotherly love, of obedience and subservience

  • Aandhi poster. Photo: Wikimedia

    March 16, 2019, Saturday

    Aandhi: The hurricane of an ambitious woman in a world dominated by men

    Were there similarities between Indira Gandhi and Suchitra Sen's character in Gulzar's 1975 movie?

  • Terrarium book

    March 15, 2019, Friday

    From the stomach of whales

    'The way words are used is a running leitmotif in this collection', says the author

  • Gully Boy

    March 15, 2019, Friday

    Rap on the knuckles

    'I don't expect Akhtar to be a political animal like Ranjith', says the author

  • It now appears that stray cattle are hoofing it into wildlife sanctuaries as well

    March 08, 2019, Friday

    These birds have flown

    The thing about war cries is that they are often raised without any thought of the consequences

  • What does not affect the individual directly and tangibly is not easy to pinpoint as being a significant factor when exercising franchise. Photo: Reuters

    March 08, 2019, Friday

    Why we vote the way we do

    I think of the BJP as being only a sort-of ideological party because its ideology is expressed negatively

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    March 08, 2019, Friday

    Do the Pakistanis not love their children too?

    'Main Hoon Na' embodied an optimism about India-Pakistan relationships that's all but lost now

  • Wine

    March 01, 2019, Friday

    Speciality wines

    A variant of botrytised wines is the Tokaji Eszencia, made from wine grapes in Hungary

  • nationalism

    February 22, 2019, Friday

    Notes on nationalism

    Our leaders, whether those in this government or the ones before, have failed to explain to the nation what our strategic ...

  • Image2

    February 22, 2019, Friday


    The first sliver of a new moon appears (usually) three days after a no-moon night. The ancients, who were avid nature watchers, ...

  • ‘Bagdogra to Kolkata… Such good company but still no one to talk to. Thank you Alexander Graham Bell,’ tweeted Asha Bhosle

    February 22, 2019, Friday

    Our misplaced FOMO

    How far we have come from those days when we engaged with, or were even conscious of, the world around us - the real world, the ...

  • Russian Doll

    February 15, 2019, Friday

    Die, relive, repeat

    Despite each of the eight episodes being under 30 minutes, Russian Doll tends to get lumbering with subplots

  • Indian Wedding

    February 08, 2019, Friday

    In defence of divorce

    Even today, a majority of Indian women cannot walk out of unhappy, incompatible or abusive marriages because they don't have the ...

  • An artwork from ‘Arpita Singh: A Retrospective’

    February 08, 2019, Friday

    Through her eyes

    Arpita Singh's are thoughtful paintings that make one pause and think. When that body of work covers 60 years, it makes one ...

  • Narendra Modi

    February 08, 2019, Friday

    The season of promises

    Together with the flow of middlemen landing in India from Dubai and the sustained efforts to bring Vijay Mallya home, the ...

  • It’s only once in a while that a movie as unsparing as Soni comes through in the otherwise despair-inducing dross that Netflix offers its Indian audiences

    February 01, 2019, Friday

    Why Netflix's $100 million 'Friends' deal chips away at quality content

    Instead of acquiring a lot of middling latest movies, Netflix needs to invest in classics.

  • first Republic Day parade

    January 25, 2019, Friday

    The price of majoritarianism

    What do I mean by the word majoritarian? I mean the attitude that the religious majority is entitled to a certain degree of ...

  • Abanindranath Tagore

    January 25, 2019, Friday

    The art of unification

    The popular nationalistic upsurge led to Abanindranath Tagore rejecting his training in Western art practice in search for one ...

  • Priyanka Gandhi

    January 25, 2019, Friday

    The Priyanka gamble

    Rahul struggled hard for years to get that right. Though he has shown perseverance and courage in the face of a campaign to paint ...