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Kerala’s Dalit Priest Vs Mark Tully’s 1980s Upcountry Tale

More often, it is the ‘unlikely rebel’ who scripts stories of a landmark socio-religious change. Be it, the fully-real Yadhu Krishnan of a Travancore shrine or the part-fictional Budh Ram of an eastern UP village.

10 October 2017

How Much Music-Minded Was The Mahatma?

As another Gandhi Jayanti went by, here’s a thought: For all the famed ‘Bapu bhajans’, what exactly was the approach of the Father of the Nation towards music?


Why Many Jumped To Assume That Las Vegas Shooter Was A Muslim?

Despite the fact that mass shooting by white, non-Muslim, males being a common American phenomenon, many jumped to assume that the Las Vegas shooter was a Muslim.


Expertise With Both Palms Is Not The Sole Highlight Of This Flamboyant Kerala Drummer

Durga Puja is the time to refresh skills. Kerala’s Kalpathy Balakrishnan is the only ambidextrous chenda percussionist. The master reveals how he began holding the stick in the right hand, instead of left initially.

28 September 2017

The Swan Lake Ballet Is A Saga Of Love Conquering All, Good Winning Over Evil And Justice In The End

In the cultural sphere, this ballet coming to India is nothing short of the bullet train running here.


What Prabha Atre Annexes And Alarmel Valli Avoids

It’s a week that marks the birthday of a top classical musician and danseuse. A look at how the two artistes have variedly embellished Hindustani classical and Bharatanatyam recitals…

15 September 2017

What All Did Bhupen And Vaidyanathan Share Among Themselves?

Today is the anniversary of multifaceted musicians Hazarika and Kunnakudi. A peek at the commonalities and contrasts between the Assamese icon and the Tamil instrumentalist...

08 September 2017

Why Rain-Inducing Malhar Family Needs A New Raga -- To Stop The Deluge

Beyond the shower-hailing ragas, what the famed Malhar umbrella can get today is a classical tune that notionally seeks to abate the downpours.


India’s New Road In Ladakh Would Make Johnson The Surveyor Proud

India’s cartographic claim to Aksai Chin begins with a remarkable Journey made by a 19th Century British official from Leh to Illichi, in Turkestan.

29 August 2017

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02 February 2022
Her Poems, Her Jibes, Her Sarees, Her Cigarette Smoke Rings: My Teacher Eunice Ma'am

Her Poems, Her Jibes, Her Sarees, Her Cigarette Smoke Rings: My Teacher Eunice Ma'am

If you had to understand the love song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot, there was no one quite like her. I can still hear Eunice recite, “Let us go then,...


02 February 2022
Books That Made Their Way To The Booker Longlist And Books That Didn't

Books That Made Their Way To The Booker Longlist And Books That Didn't

As in the books of other great PoMo writers like Nabokov, Muriel Spark, Martin Amis or David Foster Wallace, Auster’s novels are odd, inscrutable and...


02 February 2022
'India Needs To Guard Against Complacency Versus Sri Lanka'

'India Needs To Guard Against Complacency Versus Sri Lanka'

Hope to see improved fielding/catching by Indians, says Harbhajan


02 February 2022
There Is A New Body Type In Trend And It's 'Rib-Popping'

There Is A New Body Type In Trend And It's 'Rib-Popping'

Protruding ribcage has become the latest criteria for a ‘desirable’ body; The more visible the rib cage, the sexier your shape is deemed to be


02 February 2022
A Viral Video On Mizoram Traffic Discipline Can Be A Lesson To Delhi Drivers

A Viral Video On Mizoram Traffic Discipline Can Be A Lesson To Delhi Drivers

Compare this with Delhi traffic scene, it is easy to observe the sharp and rather troubling difference.


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02 February 2022
From Amar Akbar Anthony To Dabangg: Remembering Vinod Khanna Through His Films

From Amar Akbar Anthony To Dabangg: Remembering Vinod Khanna Through His Films

Remembering Vinod Khanna, we pick the best flicks featuring the actor whose demise has left Bollywood in shock.


02 February 2022
'Time And Being' : A Landmark Exhibition Unique To Indian Art World

'Time And Being' : A Landmark Exhibition Unique To Indian Art World

Curated by noted art scholar and critic Uma Nair, the ten-day exhibition, which began last Monday week, has a total of 30 paintings in monochrome and colours.


02 February 2022
Twenty- Five Magical Years Of Allah Rakha Rahman

Twenty- Five Magical Years Of Allah Rakha Rahman

This year marks the 25th anniversary of AR Rahman’s contribution to the world of film music...


02 February 2022
Line-Up Of Exalted Works By A Galaxy Of Modernists

Line-Up Of Exalted Works By A Galaxy Of Modernists

As one of India’s premier institutions of visual culture, Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art is holding a show that primarily opens a random but...


02 February 2022
Grimshaw's Night Walk And An Air Of Doom-Filled Mystery

Grimshaw's Night Walk And An Air Of Doom-Filled Mystery

'A typical Grimshaw scene is often a leafy, lonely lane skirted by a walled stretch, revealing a brooding mansion beyond, and all of it bathed in an ethereal...


02 February 2022
Of Summers And Mangoes

Of Summers And Mangoes

However clichéd another piece on mangoes sound, the fruit continues to seduce and compels you to write anyway...


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02 February 2022
Neanderthal Genome Project Raises Surreal Question: What If We Can Resurrect Lost Human Cousins?

Neanderthal Genome Project Raises Surreal Question: What If We Can Resurrect Lost Human Cousins?

Studies of the Neanderthals right up to fairly recent times overwhelmingly portrayed these hominins as extremely primitive cavemen – little more developed...


02 February 2022
MPs, Beware. Government Has Given Irrelevant Answers To Your Questions In Parliament

MPs, Beware. Government Has Given Irrelevant Answers To Your Questions In Parliament

At least five questions raised by MPs during the current session where the government has given irrelevant answers. In all these questions, the MPs sought...


02 February 2022
Echoes Of An Old Music, Vignettes Of Stage Memories

Echoes Of An Old Music, Vignettes Of Stage Memories

Indore vocalist Gokulotsavji Maharaj leads music-lovers along the corridors of Hindustani classical, while four iconic theatre groups from Delhi take a trip...


02 February 2022
When AIADMK's Factions Carried Pigeons And Roosters Around After EC Froze 'Two Leaves' Symbol In 1989

When AIADMK's Factions Carried Pigeons And Roosters Around After EC Froze 'Two Leaves' Symbol In 1989

While the candidates would feed their campaign entourage most of them forgot to take care of their ‘live’ symbols.


02 February 2022
Book On UP Politics Pegs Ayodhya Dispute To Two Centuries Ago

Book On UP Politics Pegs Ayodhya Dispute To Two Centuries Ago

The book says that there are records that a court official in Faizabad had admitted that the mosque was built on the birthplace of Lord Rama...


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