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  • Victim-shaming is the first resort of patriarchy

    September 21, 2018, Friday

    Schools for scandal

    Despite a slew of tough laws against rape, why do we repeatedly encounter an institutional reluctance to call it out?

  • Art gallery

    September 21, 2018, Friday

    Shades of fundraising

    Not only have artists contributed works of better quality, they have also ensured that values are lower than their market value ...

  • homosexuality

    September 21, 2018, Friday

    Acceptance after verdict

    Civil society will have a tougher time convincing people of the importance of granting rights to sexual minorities, since it is ...

  • screenshot

    September 14, 2018, Friday

    Only connect

    The movie, Searching exemplifies the social media zeitgeist

  • mahabharata, history, folklore

    September 14, 2018, Friday

    Myths about gender

    Mythology and folklore certainly examined the issues around gender with a boldness that seems way ahead of its times

  • Representative image

    September 07, 2018, Friday

    The loss of art patronage

    Art is a reflection of society in the now and present, and (art or other) historians, scholars, researchers, curators or museums ...

  • section 377, gay rights, homosexuality, LGBT rights, LGBT

    September 07, 2018, Friday

    Reaffirming liberal triumphs

    What is today seen as normal will be seen a few years from now as totally savage

  • The film has raked in $86 million worldwide

    August 31, 2018, Friday

    Not my Asia

    Maybe it's too much to expect from one movie, but its muddled politics could be forgiven if the plot was any good

  • Ind vs Eng

    August 25, 2018, Saturday

    Testing India's talent

    The England- India series to me has been riveting because it has brought the bowler back into what has been turned into a ...

  • Krishna Reddy, Clown & His Mask, 1979

    August 24, 2018, Friday

    Leaving a mark

    Reddy, who died this week in New York, had been unwell for a while and had disappeared from public view, writes Kishore Singh

  • The Birth of Kali  Author:  Anita Sivakumaran   Publisher: Juggernaut  Pages: 222 Price: Rs 299

    August 24, 2018, Friday

    Reading Sita differently

    Anita Sivakumaran's book is part of the tradition of women using the old and familiar myths and legends to tell their own stories

  • Weekend

    August 17, 2018, Friday

    Family troubles

    There is a bunch of secondary characters who help make this show sound like Game of Thrones for the C-suite, writes J Jagannath

  • CHESS#1314

    August 17, 2018, Friday


    There are high hopes of a medal at the Batumi Olympiad where the Open Team will field Viswanathan Anand, Pentala Harikrishna, ...

  • Image2

    August 17, 2018, Friday

    In style, in Bengaluru

    Unlike poets of other languages, Indian poets working in English are in the unenviable situation of sharing a language but little ...

  • kanwariya

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    Rule of the wild

    When they are upon you and around you - menacing and feral and grinning because they know their power?

  • brexit, UK, Britain, EU

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    Britain's lone walk

    A clean Brexit means that the UK will have to go back to the World Trade Organization and then set up from zero

  • Virat Kohli

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    The art of modern-day captaincy

    Kohli is someone who has placed his foot on the accelerator and refuses to take it off

  • letters, letter writing

    August 03, 2018, Friday

    By my own hand

    We only need to see these awkward letters to know that what they say is urgent and deeply felt

  • graph

    August 03, 2018, Friday

    Join the club

    Over a period of time, most wine clubs tend to become fairly exclusive

  • Chattisgarh

    July 27, 2018, Friday

    A Chhattisgarh diary

    Raipur station is clean: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? I ask someone but they say it's always been clean

  • Members of Hungry Generation responded to political failures of post-Independence India

    September 21, 2018, Friday

    'Indecent' exposures

    When we think of Bengali literature these days, we tend to consider works produced mostly in Kolkata or Dhaka

  • Saadat Hasan Manto

    September 21, 2018, Friday

    A fitting tribute

    What makes him compelling is his ability to cut directly through and address the banality and the ordinariness of hatred

  • wine, grape

    September 14, 2018, Friday

    Fruit of labour

    Wine grape harvesting was done by hand till advances in technology enabled machine-harvesting to increase the harvest speeds by ...

  • Top row, from left: Type-setting (top). The punch (left) is cut by an expert craftsman and struck to make the matrix (right); chinaware featuring glazed design painted onto the clay; craftsman (left) versus designer (right)  Bottom row, from left: Al

    September 14, 2018, Friday

    Specialists versus generalists

    Design is a specialisation, but viewing it properly requires going back a couple of centuries

  • Kitty’s War Author:  Daman Singh  Publisher:  Tranquebar  Pages: 243 Price: Rs 350

    September 07, 2018, Friday

    Love, war and the end of Empire

    Set in the final years of the British rule in India, Daman Singh's Kitty's War is a fine example of realistic fiction


    September 07, 2018, Friday

    Living with AI

    To be up close with the power and potential of AI can also be slightly unnerving

  • Varavara Rao

    August 31, 2018, Friday

    This is not a Russian poem

    The letter's credibility had been challenged by a number of people, including Ferreira and Gonsalves

  • The wine is just terrific: lovely aromas of cherries, spice, bread and tar, full-bodied, with smooth tannins and  a nice finish

    August 31, 2018, Friday

    Wine and aphorisms

    "Life is too short to drink bad wine" (anonymous). Absolutely true, and something I like to put into practice

  • Modi, Vajpayee

    August 25, 2018, Saturday

    Two PMs of different hues

    The most crucial point of difference between the two leaders, may lie in their worldviews. Modi is willing to raise questions, ...

  • Kerala, Kerala monsoon, Kerala rain,Kerala floods

    August 24, 2018, Friday

    Angry gods

    What Gurumurthy was referring to was the plea in the Supreme Court challenging the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age ...

  • Space

    August 17, 2018, Friday

    What purpose will Modi's promise to put an Indian in space by 2022 serve?

    For Modi, the project of putting a man in space serves as a nice symbol of the country's scientific progress, especially a few ...

  • Weekend

    August 17, 2018, Friday

    Where the spirit is freed

    To increase demand, you have to make it easier to import or produce wine, as well as make it easier to sell the stuff

  • fernando alonso

    August 17, 2018, Friday

    A legacy unfulfilled

    Alonso's last race victory came in 2013, and he hasn't been on the podium since 2014. For arguably one of the best drivers F1 has ...

  • VS Naipaul, Naipaul

    August 13, 2018, Monday

    Wonderful but brutal: V S Naipaul from the eyes of a friend, student

    The strain of brutality that ran through his thought came from a desire to be unassailable, to never, as he would say, "fall into ...

  • weekend

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    Anger on the streets

    The burning of the Khandava forest for instance is an act of extreme violence, unforgivable within the epic's own moral code

  • Image2

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    Echoes of a fake-believe world

    The world is in your WhatsApp group

  • graph

    August 10, 2018, Friday

    Ways of seeing

    What is useful is knowing an artist's journey and what led him to work in a particular way, or shaped his ideas

  • Kayla, Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

    August 03, 2018, Friday

    Teen angst in 2018

    Burnham's equal parts smutty, shameless and delightfully self-aware story is as fresh as the air in the Swiss Alps

  • Photo: iStock

    July 27, 2018, Friday

    Age of unreason

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines anti-intellectualism as hostility to intellectual reasoning. This is exactly what we are ...

  • Nilima Sheikh

    July 27, 2018, Friday

    Mirroring the art of resistance

    Nilima Sheikh's scrolls are, at once gigantic in their context and scale, but familiar in their connect and urgency