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On the 39th death death anniversary of Sachin Dev Burman (October 1, 1906 to October 31, 1975), a look back at the last three years of the maestro's life
Khagesh Dev Burman
Web | Oct 31, 2014
essay
It’s a palm-sized electronic alter ego. It both chains us and invests us with a new freedom.
Mukul Kesavan
Magazine | Nov 03, 2014
essay
Rivals join in coalition in the fraught politics of Afghanistan
William Dalrymple
Magazine | Oct 13, 2014
Book Extract
The Navratri are a time of avoidance of certain foods rather than complete abstinence and while there is an emphasis on purification and cleansing, food is still at the heart of the celebrations
Pamela Timms
Web | Oct 03, 2014
Book Excerpt
On S.D. Burman's 108th birthday recalling his magical teaming up and finally splitting with Sahir, and the 'rediscovery' of Geeta Dutt
Sathya Saran
Web | Oct 01, 2014
Full Text: 7th NCM Annual Lecture
'My apprehension is that Hinduism is somehow changing its benign face because, and only because it is believed and proudly proclaimed by a few (and not contradicted by those at the top): that it is because of their faith and belief that HINDUS have been now put in the driving seat of governance.
Fali S. Nariman
Web | Sep 14, 2014
6th Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture
Not just technical advice but anecdotes and stories about former cricketers, legends, and matches—our parampara belongs not just to cricket but all walks of life
Rahul Dravid
Web | Sep 13, 2014
history: sms emden
In 1914, a lone German warship spread terror and bombed Madras
Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Sep 22, 2014
Book Extract
When a central minister arrived at the Delhi central telephone exchange, roundly abused all and sundry, brandished a pistol and threatened the operator that he would kidnap her...
Ved Mehta
Web | Sep 10, 2014
Essay
Will the majoritarian project subvert the very democratic tradition that has brought the BJP to power?
Saba Naqvi
Magazine | Aug 25, 2014
Book Extract
'He had concluded, or had been told, that the mafia in the city was made up of Muslims and Muslims alone... Mr Naipaul kept thinking I had brought him to meet a Muslim gang'
Ajith Pillai
Web | Aug 13, 2014
Essay
Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else
Noam Chomsky
Web | Aug 05, 2014
essay
Massive challenges face the Narendra Modi government. Here are some of our bigger ailments that need attention.
Kanti Bajpai
Magazine | Jul 28, 2014
R.I.P. (1923-2014)
Text of the 1991 Nobel lecture by the first South African and the seventh woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
Nadine Gordimer
Web | Jul 15, 2014
FIFA World Cup 2014
The World Cup remains the only time where football transcends the affluent, urban demographic that follow the European leagues in India.
Keshava Guha
Web | Jun 27, 2014
Translation
This satirical essay was written in 1969 but still feels fresh and relevant today.
Shrilal Shukla
Web | Jun 20, 2014
Tribute Essay
We are answerable for having let our religious identities drive us to killing each other. Khushwant Singh has shown us some of our handiwork in Delhi.
Amitabha Bagchi
Web | Jun 13, 2014
Centenary Lecture
That's how Khwaja Ahmad Abbas described himself. Who was he? Why was he what he was? What social and ideological impulses motivated him? Why is his vision of continuing relevance?
Hamid Ansari
Web | Jun 10, 2014
Football
A reporter once asked German theologian Dorothee Sölle, “How would you explain happiness to a child?”“I wouldn’t explain it,” she answered. “I’d toss him a ball and let him play.”
Eduardo Galeano
Web | Jun 09, 2014
essay: the gujarati difference
A historically mercantile culture, a centre-right leaning and an irreverent nature, the Gujarati is truly a thepla in the mix
Roma Shah
Magazine | Jun 02, 2014
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