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  • Arpita Singh: A milestone in a modernist's journey

    09-02-2019 01:30:00

    In our many years of friendship I have never heard Arpita Singh talk about her art; it is a subject she studiously avoids

  • Is Priyanka more than a show-stopper?

    25-01-2019 23:25:00

    If she appears pleasant, and instinctively knowing, it's because she's grown up among courtiers in the oldest court in town

  • Quiet champions of the south

    12-01-2019 00:30:00

    There is a degree of civility, efficiency, cleanliness and cultural ease here that has all but vanished in the squalid, chaotic and rootless urban agglomerations of the Hindi heartland

  • The best bookshelf of 2018

    29-12-2018 01:28:00

    2018 was a commendable year for offerings in history and biography

  • Has Modi fatigue set in?

    15-12-2018 00:52:00

    Desperate times need desperate actions, and the BJP's only option is to enforce legislation to build a Ram mandir

  • Who's the tallest of them all?

    01-12-2018 01:05:00

    Sardar Patel's bronze monolith cost nearly Rs 30 billion; Rama's statue topped by a glittering canopy will come at a heavier price

  • Why Nehru is worth remembering

    17-11-2018 00:11:00

    Adored and reviled in equal measure, Nehru's legacy is obscured but not altogether erased. In the age of ephemeral Instagrams and quick click selfies it is not charmless

  • Empty nests and empty nest eggs

    03-11-2018 00:14:00

    In Delhi itself there is no land to spare

  • Phase Two of #MeToo

    20-10-2018 00:43:00

    Perhaps the most harrowing account is by Ghazala Wahab of her days at The Asian Age, an ugly cat-and-mouse game of molesting and emotional blackmail inside the editor's cabin

  • The dogs that didn't bark

    06-10-2018 01:09:00

    Did men and women of redoubtable experience and public service, upholders of the country's steel frame and paragons of corporate governance, never smell a rat?

  • The cheat sheet of history

    22-09-2018 00:54:00

    Despite a 2013 Supreme Court ban, manual scavenging has far from disappeared more than a century after Gandhi's tireless fight to eradicate the blight

  • The mills of justice grind surely

    08-09-2018 00:48:00

    To argue that coming out was easier for the few in the anonymity and privilege of big cities as opposed to the many in the stifling oppression of small towns and villages is true

  • A world of bluffocrats

    25-08-2018 02:18:00

    The inescapable lifeline of the bluffocrat is the number of Facebook page 'likes', Twitter or Instagram followers totted up per millisecond

  • Tamil Nadu's game of thrones

    10-08-2018 23:47:00

    Karunanidhi was a ruthless political opponent, steadfast in eliminating rivals in the DMK hierarchy, fighting MGR's AIADMK tooth and nail and playing ducks and drakes with Gandhi family-led Congress

  • India's faltering tourism industry

    28-07-2018 00:01:00

    Why can't a country that builds and manages airports of acknowledged excellence at home and abroad produce passports of durable quality for its citizens?