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No fancy frills, no evil-shevil, no auteur’s hauteur. Munna, Circuit, Rancho & co...all ij...
Interview
‘I Close My Eyes, Wish Someone Could Take That Shot Away’
The hit film-maker discusses his craft in a free-flowing chat
Namrata Joshi Interviews Rajkumar Hirani
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Our Own Desi Capra
I envy how his films resonate and touch the core, have a lot to say, yet are not a “pathshala”.
Karan Johar
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What's So Special About Raju Hirani?
My answer to that would be: what do I not find special about him?
Aamir Khan
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ajanta restoration
The oldest classical Indian paintings, retrieved from time, and decay
opinion
As scraggy socialists mope, the corpulent parivar corps chucks a swell
NATIONAL
health: abortions
A proposal to let Ayush practitioners do abortions sets off a spirited debate
Essay
Grimmer than the risible mytho-babble from Batra and Modi is the insidious campaign to throttle...
Opinion
Nehru laid the foundation for democracy, a self-reliant economy and secularism. Let his legacy...
think-tanks: ringos
A sign of the times perhaps that think-tanks of a saffron hue are coming into prominence. A...
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It’s Time To Fill ’em Up
The growing industry of serious thought will push India up in the global rankings.
Manjeet Kripalani
J&K: elections
Can the BJP do the impossible in the J&K elections, will inner contradictions do it in?
BUSINESS
mauritius
As a reforming Mauritius promises to help India hunt black money, other laundering sources open up
railways: privatisation
Outsourcing: the very palliative for our railways is turning its bane
SOCIETY
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier.
Heartiest congratulations to Outlook on completing 200 glorious years. I’m assuming it’s 200...
prempura: kiss of love
What the right to kiss in public means in a Jat village in Uttar Pradesh
A random sample from the British newspapers
BOOKS
Review
A crafty homage recounts Fort Kochi’s splendour under the Portuguese, and the note-taking and...
Minu Ittyipe on Santa And The Scribes: The Making Of Fort Kochi By E.P. Unny
Review
Readers who have been praying fervently for an antidote to Chetan Bhagat novels will have ample...
Manjul Bajaj on Odysseus Abroad By Amit Chaudhuri
Regulars
It seems an idiosyncrasy to name something ‘Sodabottleopenerwala’, but it’s appropriate. The...
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Movie Review
By far the most compelling human exploration of the aftermath of Partition.
Movie Review
Doesn’t know what it wants to be. The screenplay is random, supported by an interminable drone...
Delhi Restaurant
The shop’s furniture and food is in tune with its aesthetic synthesis, beckoning all to a different...
Happenings
The states of the nation: news, headlines, gossip, rumours, things we learnt
Column
Business in bitesizes
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Impressions
On Helen's 76th birthday, revisiting some of the best, most outrageous stages she has ever adorned
Carla Miriam Levy | Fri Nov 21, 2014
View From Israel
Jerusalem is called "the City of Peace". This is a linguistic mistake. It is also a historical...
Uri Avnery | Fri Nov 21, 2014
View From Britain
The blind pursuit of economic growth stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and wrecks our world.
George Monbiot | Fri Nov 21, 2014
For the record
On Sanskrit replacing German in Kendriya Vidyalayas: Full text of the letter by lawyer-activist...
Ashok Aggarwal | Thu Nov 20, 2014
An Indian Down Under
One thing that a wide cross section of Australians are not remotely worried about are the allegations...
Ruma Chakravarti | Thu Nov 20, 2014
Opinion
Government wakes up to the threat of cyber crime that lies outside the conventional paradigm...
Sanchita Bhattacharya | Thu Nov 20, 2014
Opinion
There have always been men who agreed on the importance of what’s usually called “women’s issues”...
Rebecca Solnit | Wed Nov 19, 2014
Opinion
Before despairing at the seemingly impossible task of crafting a common identity out of a fractured...
Pallavi Aiyar | Wed Nov 19, 2014
State Snippets
So eager was Mamata to accept the Congress invitation that when her Air India flight was delayed...
Dola Mitra | Wed Nov 19, 2014
Opinion
Is there life for the Congress beyond its first family? Can the party avoid splitting into...
Vinod Mehta | Tue Nov 18, 2014
Opinion
...like a great power scorned. The siege of Julian Assange is a farce. The Americans are pursuing...
John Pilger | Tue Nov 18, 2014
Impressions
One of the 100 odd people lucky enough to have watched Gulzar’s Libaas reflects on that afternoon...
Aditya Pant | Tue Nov 18, 2014
Opinion
Modi is quite right to get people to accept their culpability, but wrong to then focus on cleaning...
Aakar Patel | Mon Nov 17, 2014
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