February 19, 2020

Manu Joseph

  • On Her Virgin Lips...
    On Her Virgin Lips...

    Reading a wise novella by an old master in the light of #MeToo

  • We Asked Them For Stories
    We Asked Them For Stories

    You will, woncha? By mid-October? While the goddess is straw still?.... Oh, but to count the bellows of the...

  • "After Light Comes Darkness, And..."

    I met Khan in a farm house on the outskirts of Bombay. He was bare-chested and cutting his nails with a big...

  • Why Do They Say That Modi Hates Nehru?
    Why Do They Say That Modi Hates Nehru?

    Why indeed, for hate is intensely personal. Nehru’s new republic, with its measly material portions,...

  • What The Elevator Saw
    What The Elevator Saw

    What the CCTV cameras saw when the Tehelka editor walked in and out of the elevator with a Young Woman in a...

  • Manu Joseph
    Manu Joseph

  • What If Reservations Had Come To An End In 1960?
    What If Reservations Had Come To An End In 1960?

    It would have brought about a disaster. Dalit representation in Indian politics would have been non-existent.

  • What If 'Hum Do, Hamare Do' Had Worked?
    What If 'Hum Do, Hamare Do' Had Worked?

    For starters, the population of India today, based on crude birth and death rates, would have been 610...

  • What If Ambedkar Had
Converted Earlier?
    What If Ambedkar Had Converted Earlier?

    It would've accentuated India's very real internal social turmoil and to some extent robbed the freedom...

  • Om Puri
    Om Puri

    On being awarded the Order of the British Empire (obe) for his contribution to British cinema.

  • Hot Under The Collar, Mr Goon?
    Hot Under The Collar, Mr Goon?

  • A Penny For Your Idea
    A Penny For Your Idea

    A 25-ft home-theatre, a car that saves 40% fuel, an automatic idli-maker, roads from plastic waste. Our...

  • Victoria's Open Secret
    Victoria's Open Secret

    World heritage status means little to the three million who commute from the 116-year-old railway station...

  • Jai Kali Karachi Wali
    Jai Kali Karachi Wali

    They have their gods, their weddings, their businesses. These Hindus just happen to be living in Pakistan.

  • Stacked In Spades
    Stacked In Spades

    John Wright has moulded a team of famous men uncomplicated by the ways of fame. Now it's a problem of plenty.

  • Binary Fission
    Binary Fission

    Computers are but a false illusion of the modernity Musharraf wants in Pakistan's madrassas

  • Inning Winning
    Inning Winning

    Some firsts are already beginning to happen. Like an Indian crossing 300 runs. Like a Test win Pakistan. Can...

  • Night At Jinn's
    Night At Jinn's

    A nightcrawl through cityscapes in Pakistan yields a surprising yet strangely familiar snapshot album. A...

  • Straying In Pakistan, Every Week
    Straying In Pakistan, Every Week

    Dead thrills; The fat lady swings; Goodwill OD; Basic intelligence

  • La Horde!
    La Horde!

    War minus the shooting. Diplomacy minus its staged rituals. Eleven boys minus a single loser's bone in them....

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