Profile of Sudhirendar Sharma
Unlike weight-lifting and power-lifting, it is a pity that shop-lifting doesn't feature as a skill that one could wear with pride in public.
In the new normal, it is time desire for happiness is integrated into work and workplace. Massive reductions in working time are not only desirable for our well-being, but also for the environment that we inhabit, argues a new book
‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’ offers a sharp critique of modernity, questioning the configured western discourse that highlights the virtues of the economic systems without addressing its structural inequities.
In 2009, self-styled moral custodians of Sri Ram Sena attacked women and men at a bar in Mangalore. In the weeks that followed, pink 'chuddies' by protesting women poured over its leader, Pramod Muthalik.
Unlike any other human expression, the echo of a verbal abuse lingers longer than the resonance of a few good words.
Vying for a share of the emerging readership, competition among publishing houses led to a variety of magazines on offer, writes Sudhirendar Sharma in her Nostalgia Diary.
An itinerant, evocative tour of archaeological sites attempts, through astute reflection, to reshape the idea of India
Currently worth $34 million, lipstick sales in the US are close to where they were during the pre-pandemic quarter. And demands are expected to look up.
With its daily replenishment, gobar is a deceptively simple raw material that has shown immense conversion value.
Two experts talk about using anger against rogue capitalism, which is abetted by populist politics, into initiating change
The all-you-can-eat-menu of daily news is toxic rubbish, argues a Swiss journalist
Our taste for ignorance is a strategic tool for autocracies, a drug spurring mindless consumerism and turning crucial profit
This study busts the persistent myths about colonialism, also detailing how many Britons turned against their empire’s endless oppression
Vaughan eviscerates the film industry for selfishly promoting profitable art while keeping mum about its irreparable environmental depredations for a century
Raunchy poetry, austere prose—Suri dissects Bollywood’s Manichean need to veil desire
A study of constitutional litigation by common Indians describes processes and landmark cases to show how it impacted individual freedom and social justice
Ghosh deploys myth and history to focus on the scary maw of a violated nature and the digitally-aided transfer of people. And we carry on, in denial.
As tech takes over, deepening misery, battering the human spirit, subduing truth, Harari advocates a meditative resilience, a constant debate
In an inspection of identity, influences and civilisational pull, Sardar reclaims ‘desi-ness’ for the Pakistani, craving a new binding of old unifiers
Crony capitalism oils the wheels of politics, which then bestows on it the benefits of power. Modern India’s ‘growth’ is thus unpicked in these stories.
Alum Bheg was a nondescript pawn sacrificed in the tumult of 1857. His story, told without empire-bashing or nostalgia, throws light on a brutalising colonialism
Dear Nitish Kumar, if Farakka Barrage is Bihar’s sorrow, then 8 rivers in your state are a misery, thanks to politician-contractor nexus
If cultural events are banned, livestock keepers will be forced to abandon raising of genetically superior native bulls that are used for mating to improve herd quality
Tumbling of undisclosed cash from hidden lockers may fulfill the populist notion of ending corruption but the harsh reality is that corruption predates paper currency and will live long after it is gone
India's current and an all time high wheat harvest of over 74 million tonnes could soon be in jeopardy. Spores of a dreadful fungal disease are already on their way to infect at least 9 million hectares of susceptible wheat crop in northern India.