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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mukul Kesavan

Articles by Mukul Kesavan

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Jan 12, 2015 Mukul Kesavan

A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

Talking To My Selfie

Talking To My Selfie

Nov 03, 2014 Mukul Kesavan

It’s a palm-sized electronic alter ego. It both chains us and invests us with a new freedom.

Attitude Bollytude

Attitude Bollytude

Jun 04, 2012 Mukul Kesavan

Celebrating the arc-lit genius of a subcontinental art

The Moon Also Waxes

The Moon Also Waxes

Aug 22, 2011 Mukul Kesavan

Why isn’t good news getting the space it deserves? Is it too undramatic, does it sound implausible? Are we...

1983, A Foreign Country

1983, A Foreign Country

Feb 21, 2011 Mukul Kesavan

That was a different time, cricket and life have changed since

A Mere Flick Of The Wrist

A Mere Flick Of The Wrist

May 18, 2009 Mukul Kesavan

Azhar's very name may turn Congress's 25 years of electoral misfortune here

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Jan 12, 2009 Mukul Kesavan

In location and language, I was more an Agrawal from Delhi than an Iyengar from Mysore

Fully Loaded Magazine

Fully Loaded Magazine

Oct 20, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

In its 13 years, Outlook has honed a peculiarly Indian take on secular fair play that opens its pages to...

Kamala's Agony

Kamala's Agony

Jun 30, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

In lurid, tinny Tamil pulp, starlets rest cheek-by-jowl with gods. Remarkably satisfying.

No One Writes To The Prison Doc Anymore

No One Writes To The Prison Doc Anymore

May 19, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

A Jat playing bhadralok? Could it have been that he acted so well that we didn't even notice?

Harry's Sally

Harry's Sally

Jan 28, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

Coming from a world where institutions have collapsed, the provincial student displays an intensity the...

Wrong One Up The Wicket

Wrong One Up The Wicket

Jan 21, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

Dodgy umpiring and onfield bluster have a symbiotic relation in Australia

And The Alarm Would Go, One, Two, Cha-Cha-Cha

And The Alarm Would Go, One, Two, Cha-Cha-Cha

Jan 14, 2008 Mukul Kesavan

Refugees from the streets, killers from next door, the terrible violence inside us

I, The Nation

I, The Nation

May 21, 2007 Mukul Kesavan

Austere, inward micro-patriotism: Mother India left a difficult legacy. We mostly need less abstract enemies.

Men At Work

Men At Work

Mar 03, 2006 Mukul Kesavan

Hipshot on the zebra by amber light/Bum cocked, knees spread for room, a little bent/He picks away at his...

Summer By Degrees

Summer By Degrees

Sep 29, 2005 Mukul Kesavan

My new year begins in mid-July and has done for 30 years, ever since I signed up to study history in Delhi...

Grin And Bear It

Grin And Bear It

Jan 13, 2003 Mukul Kesavan

So the grinches stole Christmas and your faith in democracy. There's more to life. Isn't there? Cricket?...

Alone on Mount Olympus

Alone on Mount Olympus

Mar 12, 2001 Mukul Kesavan ON Don Bradman

Bradman lives alone on Olympus. Tendulkar, the best batsman today, with an average hovering around 57,...

A Paean To The Past

A Paean To The Past

Mar 27, 2000 Mukul Kesavan

A much-needed, comprehensive listing of Delhi's historical buildings

No Escaping The Nation-state

No Escaping The Nation-state

Jan 03, 2000 Mukul Kesavan

A nation-state is a state legitimised by the people.