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    June 22, 2018, Friday

    Where are the great World Cup captains?

    The modern game is a victim of individualism, where players acquire the status of superstars who often grow bigger than the teams ...

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    June 19, 2018, Tuesday

    Ups and downs in the Railways

    There are several chapters that transcend the personal and have insights about railway policy - dishonesty and falsification of ...

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    June 15, 2018, Friday

    Treasuring our past, their way

    Among them are letters from Gandhi, documents related to Partition, including one that carries thousands of signatures against ...

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    June 15, 2018, Friday

    Getting into auction season

    Four auctions in the space of just one month makes the eco-system for art consumption appear quite healthy

  • One of the top value-for-money wines available in Bengaluru is from the range of MAN Family Wines from South Africa - two whites, four reds

    June 09, 2018, Saturday

    The writing on the bottle

    Here are some of the best wine magazines

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    June 08, 2018, Friday

    What Citizen Pranab Mukherjee said, and didn't say, at the RSS headquarters

    Mitali Saran has a go at decoding the former President's thought at Hindutva's bastion

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    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    Victory in Ireland

    Those who campaign against abortions say that they speak for the unborn child

  • Only around 5 per cent of all Indians have a passport, so the vast majority of us have never been abroad and never been exposed to a different cultural space. Photo: iStock

    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    Travel for travel's sake

    The accusation that writer V S Naipaul makes against Indians is that they are inward-looking. He means that we don't observe the ...

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    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    Rise of the Opposition

    Will the Opposition's move to checkmate the BJP yield results? A year is a long time but the trends are not promising.

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    May 25, 2018, Friday

    Crusader with wit

    Deadpool 2 is a prime example that more superhero movies must aspire to: woke rather than vapid and soulless

  • (Left top and below) Founders of Airbnb Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk; Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick; (right top and below) McKinsey & Company’s acquisition of LUNAR

    May 25, 2018, Friday

    The business of consulting

    The digital darlings represent the school of creative disruption

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    May 25, 2018, Friday

    For the love of Pinot

    Pinots have been planted in cool wine regions around the world, principally in the US and New Zealand's South Island

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    May 18, 2018, Friday

    Wanted: Real feminist men

    Schneiderman's monumental hypocrisy, his rotten double life as a public feminist and a private misogynist, reminded me of another ...

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    May 18, 2018, Friday

    Symphony of cultures

    On YouTube, I have about 100 tracks that I have set as my favourites. Most of this is Hindustani music, the majority being songs ...

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    May 11, 2018, Friday

    Freedom at midnight

    Debut director Tinu Pappachan has elevated a generic plot to a rambunctiously entertaining ride solely on the basis of ...

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    May 11, 2018, Friday

    The river wild: A tryst with Arunachal's mighty, magnificent Siang

    Here be monsters, if you're not wearing your glasses

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    May 04, 2018, Friday

    Death of a PM

    The real strength of the narrative is in the number of different strands that Goswami negotiates at the same time, without any ...

  • Virat Kohli

    May 04, 2018, Friday

    Forget Tests, who's saving ODI cricket?

    The extinction of ODI cricket will leave the sport dealing with two extremes: T20s and Tests

  • Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu

    May 04, 2018, Friday

    Beyond stardom

    Varun Dhawan is as comfortable doing a dance drama (ABCD) as he is channeling his darker side in Badlapur

  • Bharat Ane Nenu is already a roaring hit

    April 27, 2018, Friday

    Public servants

    Bharat Ane Nenu is already a roaring hit and will certainly hold the "non-Baahubali" record for its lifetime box office ...

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    June 22, 2018, Friday

    The art of ordering the right wine

    We Indians tend to look at the right-hand-side of the wine list, with the well-heeled ordering the highest-priced wines, while ...

  • In India the beard has become the marker of masculinity. And like any other fashion trend, this too is being driven by cricket and Bollywood

    June 16, 2018, Saturday

    Call of the beard

    The world would be an awfully boring place if most men went around with facial hair, says the author

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    June 15, 2018, Friday

    Small-town angst

    In the second story, Ankush and his wife, Taruna - a survivor of child sex abuse - encounter a crisis that brings their ...

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    June 15, 2018, Friday

    Shifting classes, shifting culture

    One area that needs more study is how the entry of the hundreds of millions into low-income status has affected entertainment ...

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    June 08, 2018, Friday

    Cyber heists

    Irumbu Thirai is a sober account of how our daily smartphone use can be our nemesis

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK, IPL

    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    Money power: From Sachin to Dhoni, here are India's richest cricketers

    M S Dhoni loves to stock his garage with superbikes (22 at last count), and Virat Kohli does the same with luxury cars

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    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    The Indian art ensemble

    The Indian exhibit is set within this historicised parameter

  • Premchand: The complete short stories; Author: Premchand (translated by M Asaduddin and others); Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 2,999

    June 02, 2018, Saturday

    Translating Premchand's many moods

    Premchand: The Complete Short Stories is a massive, massive project, its scale veering almost towards audacity

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    May 25, 2018, Friday

    Froth and bubble

    The underlying theme in all the stories is the inherent human need for validation and recognition, and how some people are ...

  • Ab De Villiers

    May 25, 2018, Friday

    Superman hangs up his cape

    Defining him as an explosive batsman was an understatement, for he changed that definition twice in six months as West Indies ...

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    May 25, 2018, Friday

    Karnataka floor test or Royal English wedding? Well, both actually

    Mitali Saran cleverly switches between sound and visuals to track two events aired simultaneously

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    May 18, 2018, Friday

    'Here vomited Goethe'

    This year is the 250th year of his birth, and Tübingen, a charming town southwest Germany where Hölderlin was once a student, is ...

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    May 18, 2018, Friday

    Traditional artist unknown

    On the occasion, Mashe - as, indeed, other folk artists who were invited to the capital - was put up at a government-owned India ...

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    May 11, 2018, Friday

    The gods of tech

    The technology that powers AI comes with two faces, one that opens the door to a future utopia and another that lets in dystopia

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    May 11, 2018, Friday

    The tapas bars of Andalusia

    Tapas is a snack that may consist of bread with various combinations of cheese, olives, veggies, ham, fish and egg

  • The Giro D’Italia (above), the first of Europe’s three grand tours of cycling, kicked off on May 4

    May 04, 2018, Friday

    Words of wonder

    The Tour de France, especially, has one of the greatest commentary teams in any sport, and this is the duo of Phil Liggett and ...

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    May 04, 2018, Friday

    The DNA of collector

    How much would you pay for the Mona Lisa, for instance? Such works are priceless because they have the ability to draw eyeballs ...

  • Passengers will soon be making in-flight calls

    May 04, 2018, Friday

    Calls in the cloud

    In-flight calls won't be cheap, of course. But my bet is that there'd be plenty of people who'd be happy to pay for them and then ...

  • Curated by wine aficionados Devesh Agarwal and Abhay Kewadkar and foodie Chetan Kamani, this was the first time such an event was held in India.

    April 27, 2018, Friday

    The perfect 100-point wine dinner

    Michel Chapoutier is one of the most famous vintners in France and one of the first in the country to convert to biodynamic ...

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    April 27, 2018, Friday

    Untrue to type

    I still don't join the growing number of civil society protests, though now I would like to