January 24, 2020

Santosh Desai

  • Modes Of Inversion
    Modes Of Inversion

    The value of Visvanathan’s essays lie in their playfully fresh insights

  • Well-Mannered Scriptures
    Well-Mannered Scriptures

    For much of the book, Tharoor seems to be taking his eloquence for a test drive, without taking us anywhere...

  • Haalo, This Is Kalol Calling
    Haalo, This Is Kalol Calling

    India’s small towns have grown upwardly mobile—and the mobile has speeded them

  • Anybody In There?
    Anybody In There?

    When silence killed the economist star

  • On Guru Dutt’s Passion
    On Guru Dutt’s Passion

    Kesavan’s net pulls in topics like memory, cinema, politics, fixes them in a rational gaze, unafraid of...

  • Drinking Zyada Shakti
    Drinking Zyada Shakti

  • A Case Of Bazaar Piety
    A Case Of Bazaar Piety

    Aamir, an entrepreneur, has reconciled the market with activism

  • Getting The Yang Of It
    Getting The Yang Of It

    A fascinating examination of what it means to be a man in modern India.

  • Variously Abled
    Variously Abled

    A little repetitive, and not always very pleasurable, but in the final analysis, a useful and significant...

  • Acid On Mirror
    Acid On Mirror

    A new way of using text and pictures that makes commentary akin to a strain of virus that explodes in each...

  • The Epic Of Malignancy
    The Epic Of Malignancy

    A US-based physician tackles the fecund life of one of our bitterest enemies with lyricism, insight and rigour

  • Epicure Shrugged
    Epicure Shrugged

    Wealth and pleasures have collapsed the traditional boundaries of the middle class

  • Two Seconds To Midnight, Indian Standard Time
    Two Seconds To Midnight, Indian Standard Time

    Global scorn, local outrage...nothing moves the ‘Men At Work’

  • Message In A Bottle
    Message In A Bottle

    Dry Gujarat says ‘cheers’ to our national hypocrisy

  • Reflections On A Box
    Reflections On A Box

    That epic moment when we spotted ourselves on TV

  • Boy Meets Girl On A Whistling Toy Train To Candyfloss Hills
    Boy Meets Girl On A Whistling Toy Train To Candyfloss Hills

    Romance without the baggage? Indian movies are still grappling with the idea.

  • Best And Worst Of TV
    Best And Worst Of TV

    From lauding Barkha Dutt's partisanship to frowning at dumbed-down news, our couch-bound jury picks what...

  • Let 'Em Buy Chocolate Souffle
    Let 'Em Buy Chocolate Souffle

    First Nirma crossed the lakshman rekha. Now we're looking at a new target audience — the underpriviledged.

  • Yaara Silly Silly
    Yaara Silly Silly

    When will Bollywood be accepted for being Bollywood abroad?

  • Aamir As A PLUs Sign
    Aamir As A PLUs Sign

    For the upper middle class which wants only good news, DCH hits the sweet spot. It allows them their own...

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