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People still sniff with indignation at Nehru’s remark that the town was a “nest of spies”
By Kai Friese
The Secret Diary of
All filmstars keep secret diaries but mine is different. Being a Dream Girl, I use it only when I have dreams.
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Weekly cartoon by Sorit
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
movie review
Gets way too random and hit and miss. Doesn’t feel fresh enough and lacks the vital spark.
10 Questions
The owner of Le 15 Patisserie and Studio Fifteen Culinary Centre in Mumbai talks about her The Big Book of Treats.
Narendra Modi's poetry, Pen­guin HQ shifts to Haryana, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowlands, shortlis­ted for the Orange Prize
Mumbai Restaurant
Nico Bombay is a worthy addition to Mumbai’s buzzy, busy art and culture district
OutlookGroup Magazines
cover story
Will he run the country like he’s run his campaign—around himself?
The West: A New Scepticism
cover story
The Hawk And The Huntsman
Today Modi faces few naysayers. What will happen tomorrow?
Uttam Sengupta
The buzz, the goss, the news, the juice. Snippets from all over
Disaffected youngsters are responding to hopelessness in ways politicos can’t fathom
Once of the BJP, they are now against the BJP. And therefore their worst enemy.
Someone’s been unleashing namesakes!
Yashwant Sinha’s son Jayant hitches wagon to the Modi wave
The BJP’s new high confounds recent history
Let us not expect Modi to relinquish his ideological roots. The BJP’s poll manifesto points to the limits of his flexibility.
The Modi campaign is a copycatting of US right-wing tactics
With the Congress mess, the BJP almost had it in the bag...till the Church woke up
There’s no enthusiasm for the elections in this region, deadened by years of hardship
Azad’s plodding, BJP riding Modi wave
Pipraua hankers for a road. They haven’t got one, so they’re staying put.
mumbai nw
Mahesh Manjrekar may find politics a vastly different theatre
Football icon Baichung Bhutia hits a wall on the Gorkhaland issue
A warily hopeful Pakistan considers life beside a Modi-led India
A novel about Forster details the painful gestation of A Passage To India and the unrequited love at its beating heart
Anvar Alikhan on Arctic Summer By Damon Galgut
Nair brilliantly captures the music of many tongues as she traverses the different terrains.
Manjul Bajaj on Idris: Keeper Of The Light By Anita Nair
pollwaltz 2014
It’s election season and authors are busy churning out books to sate the public’s need to understand the Great Indian Political Circus. A selection
From The Blogs
The BJP's prime ministerial candidate says an apology is meaningless and that if he's committed even a fraction of charges against him, he should be hanged in public
Buzz | Wed Apr 16, 2014
From The Wires
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag best popular film; Hansal Mehta, best director for his biopic Shahid and Nagraj Manjule gets the best debut as director award for Fandry
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Full Text: 15th D.P. Kohli Memorial Lecture
Thus spake the former West Bengal governor, who stunned his hosts, the CBI, and dubbed Reliance as "a parallel State".
Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Wed Apr 16, 2014
I find myself wanting to go back to Amritsar and live there for a few days, walk around its bazaars and bask in its buttery fragrance.
Freya Dasgupta | Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Nayavana Statement
The publisher says Navayana has been thinking and reflecting on its recent decision to not publish Joe D’ Cruz’s novel
S. Anand | Wed Apr 16, 2014
From The Blogs
The BJP's prime ministerial candidate once again dodges the question about not apologising for Gujarat 2002 riots
Buzz | Tue Apr 15, 2014
From The Blogs
A collection of older poems, readings, conversations
Buzz | Tue Apr 15, 2014
From The Archives
On a day the SC has recognised transgenders as the 'third sex' we revisit a story about a few eunuchs who have tried to assimilate and lead normal lives
Tue Apr 15, 2014
ADR Reports
Among the candidates for the first five phases, those with criminal cases include: BJP 34%, Congress 23%, BSP 18%, AAP 16% and Independents 10%
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) | Tue Apr 15, 2014
Campaign Diary
That is the Congress party's new slogan, says the BJP's leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar
Arun Jaitley | Tue Apr 15, 2014
From The Blogs
The NDA crossing the magic 272 is heavily predicated on the BJP winning the 51 seats in UP that the latest opinion poll shows it winning.
Buzz | Mon Apr 14, 2014
Free speech liberals should accept Navyana’s legal right to not publish Joe D’Cruz’s book, but nonetheless condemn its actions with the same vigour as they protested Penguin's decision regarding Doniger's book
Gautam Bhatia | Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Navayana Statement
state snippets
And the improvisations continue, leaving not even Medha Patkar immune...
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber | Mon Apr 14, 2014
From The Blogs
About the puppy remark: "In our country we say it pains even if an ant dies. These are proverbs. This should not be interpreted otherwise."
Buzz | Sun Apr 13, 2014
From The Blogs
‘PM candidates are unconstitutional; I won’t step back if MPs ask me to be PM’
Buzz | Sun Apr 13, 2014
From The Wires
PM Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" in his second term with Sonia Gandhi deciding on key Cabinet and PMO appointments as he seemed to "surrender" to her and to UPA allies.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
For the record
The full text of the article the Congress party website is carrying that cites Atal Behari Vajpayee to target Narendra Modi: 'Nobody to remind BJP of its Rajdharma'
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Campaign Diary
'Rahul Gandhi has reflected his immaturity and desperation by making the ‘Modi marriage’ as a political issue.'
Arun Jaitley | Sat Apr 12, 2014
Why is there no widespread outrage at reports of booth capturing and democracy being strangled by money and muscle power?
Shalini Gupta | Sat Apr 12, 2014
Or the sound of air escaping a balloon. The “peace process” was from the very beginning nothing more than a balloon full of hot air.
Uri Avnery | Sat Apr 12, 2014
View From UK
By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism.
George Monbiot | Sat Apr 12, 2014
From The Wires
'It is crucial to remember the role played by the Modi government in the horrifying events that took place in Gujarat in 2002'
Fri Apr 11, 2014
State Snippets
It's a first, anywhere. Officials of the Election Commission have been roughed up in a small town in north Bengal, while they were trying to do their job.
Dola Mitra | Fri Apr 11, 2014
From The Blogs
'Modi must take responsibility for the brutal communal campaign for western UP in his name'
Buzz | Thu Apr 10, 2014
Constantly, up against nature’s fury, the farmers have cried hoarse and don’t care who comes to power. Because nothing really changes.
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber | Thu Apr 10, 2014


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