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For Good And For Verse: What The Booker Prize Can Do For Indian Poetry

For Good And For Verse: What The Booker Prize Can Do For Indian Poetry

Jun 01, 2022

A Bitter-Sweet Experience in the World of Literary Translations: In the global Anglophone market, only the novel and big non-fiction travel. Our best poetry languishes. Let us return to poetry.

The Riddle Of Riddles In Hinduism

The Riddle Of Riddles In Hinduism

Apr 07, 2016

Salvaged from loss, neglect and deliberate oblivion, the survival of ­Ambedkar’s manuscript (albeit not unscathed) is miracle for readers and scholars alike

“Capitalism Will Turn Caste Order Into A Relic”

“Capitalism Will Turn Caste Order Into A Relic”

Apr 06, 2016

Chandra Bhan Prasad who from being a believer in Naxalism has embraced capitalism on why his commitment to Ambedkarism is still unwavering

Cauvery In A Puddle

Cauvery In A Puddle

Jan 12, 2002

The total hijack of the South's rich classical arts into airless, Brahmins-only monopolies is stifling genuine growth

Live Life. Mansion-Size.

Live Life. Mansion-Size.

Mar 02, 2002

Strictly a male preserve, these bachelor pads offer a rare slice of life in the lanes of Triplicane

Kanchi Silk

Kanchi Silk

Mar 16, 2002

Saraswati's Sangh-friendliness enables him to offset his Kanchi peetham's 'lesser' status

Vengeance Flows As Hell Freezes Over

Vengeance Flows As Hell Freezes Over

Jul 07, 2001

Jayalalitha Jayaram has been in a mood for revenge since the run-up to the assembly elections. She swore "to do unto Karunanidhi what he had done to me—throw him in jail". And no sooner than she became chief minister, she set out to achieve just this

Ailing From The Cream Fallout

Ailing From The Cream Fallout

Jul 07, 2001

The poor response to the DMK's bandh call is symptomatic of a deeper malaise it suffers from

Homecoming For The Queen Bee?

Homecoming For The Queen Bee?

Mar 30, 2002

Jayalalitha plays the Hindu card to realign the state BJP with her. Meanwhile, a weakened DMK treads gingerly in the waters.

Kindergarten Weeds

Kindergarten Weeds

Apr 06, 2002

Victims of child abuse get a voice at a Chennai public hearing

A Dash Of Saffron In His Broth

A Dash Of Saffron In His Broth

Apr 06, 2002

A new page on the state(s) of the nation.

Men And Medicine In Madras

Men And Medicine In Madras

Apr 13, 2002

Committed, state-of-the-art and affordable healthcare makes the metropolis an answer to all ills

A Zoo Story

A Zoo Story

Jul 28, 2001

An industrialist dispossesses tribals of their land to give shape to his idea of a zoo

Losing A Pawn Game

Losing A Pawn Game

Aug 04, 2001

IPS officers get an honourable option, while the DMK is calmed

Thirukural

Thirukural

Aug 11, 2001

Perhaps the only ancient secular text from India that has been translated into 60 languages the world over...

1000 Lights Rrapp!

1000 Lights Rrapp!

Aug 25, 2001

The Gaana, a gritty rap-like genre born in the slums, grows away from its Dalit core as sanitised Tamil movie pop

Death And The Maidens

Death And The Maidens

May 04, 2002

An exploitative Tamil filmdom claims another starlet, the tenth to commit suicide in two decades

Mistrust In Deed

Mistrust In Deed

Sep 08, 2001

With Moopanar gone, the Congress and TMC squabble over a Rs 300-crore trust

Checking Out From Pleasant Stay Hotel?

Checking Out From Pleasant Stay Hotel?

Sep 15, 2001

Time may be running out for Jayalalitha, but her resolve to hang on to the chief minister's post is only growing stronger

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

Sep 22, 2001

From the CM's chair, that is, after the SC ruling. Her only hope: acquittal by the high court.

With No Strings Attached?

With No Strings Attached?

Sep 29, 2001

A speculative scenario: Jaya goes to jail, the puppet gets a life of its own, the party splits... Not yet.

A Plot From The Devil's Lair

A Plot From The Devil's Lair

May 25, 2002

A late-evening meeting convened by Modi on February 27 ensured mobs a free hand the next day

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