April 07, 2020
the fully loaded magazine
Saluting the bravest
Eat, Pray, Live
Newest Man From La Mancha
Rushdie borrows Cervantes’s many-mirrored structure to portray our post-truth world of leaky realities; it ends up as a mildly engaging treatise on exculpation
Oct 30, 2019
Driver Calls December Beatrice
Woven within an ambience of loss—of innocence, home, honour—Jha clinically details his characters’ passage through an awful choice
Jul 03, 2019
No Rhyme, Only An Anguished Cry
The Hungryalists found a visceral new idiom to lance the pustules around them. The resultant backlash typifies the hypocritical bhadralok intellectual.
May 29, 2019
Book For All Chiroptophobics
Transgression leads to transcendence in this genre-bending novel, as shape-shifting ideologies are left for universal humanism by characters who morph into bats
Apr 24, 2019
Shockie’s Last Blast
A novel on the ravages of terrorism fails on account of insipidity
Jul 21, 2016
Let ‘A’ Be The New Universal
The censor board is right about the new
. It’s not fit for unrestricted viewing, but neither are most of India’s U-rated movies.
Apr 14, 2016
We Asked Them For Stories
You will, woncha? By mid-October? While the goddess is straw still?.... Oh, but to count the bellows of the beast!
Nov 02, 2015
Raj Kamal Jha
From an ongoing work, a return to poetry after eight years
Sep 08, 2014
Those Black Silk Curtains
Ok, you look young with your hair. But should you, after all? Ask Rajni
May 19, 2008
I'm A National Absession
Shah Rukh Khan inhabits a universe that revolves solely around himself
Dec 03, 2007
Glorious Make Belief Bharat!
Stars survive in a wispy, staged world. Politics is too real.
May 21, 2007
There's No Poetry Anymore
The written word no longer seems a way of happening, Auden said. Can't agree more.
Jan 10, 2005
Tantalising in its understatement, the sadness of his vision wells up through the words.
Dec 09, 2002
Is reviewing books the best way to lose friends? Is that why our reviewer is playing safe?
Sep 23, 2002
Being And Nosiness
The fragrance, if any, is fleeting, while the words kill with their excess
Apr 15, 2002
Amour Sonar Bangla
Compared to the rhetorical, documentary-like Lajja, French Lover is an evolved creation. It's much better written. Very empathetically translated too.
Mar 11, 2002
Thai Pavilion, Olive Bar and Kitchen, Indigo, Zodiac Grill and Golden Dragon.
Nov 19, 2001
For Allowing Export Of Hydroxychloroquine, India Deserves Applause, Not Criticism
Domestic Violence Cases Across India Swell Since Coronavirus Lockdown
A Wine-drinking Ex-Muslim's Defence Of The Tablighi Jamaat
Centre Considering States' Request To Extend Lockdown: Govt Sources
'Will Supply Drug To Badly Hit Nations': India After Trump's Warning
Bollywood Needs A New Ecosystem To Bring Its Economy Back On Track After Corona
'Corona Jihad', 'Tablighi Virus'...Would 'Mandir Virus' Be Okay In Such Intolerant Times?
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan Then and Now: Politics Of An Epic Kind
Blog: Kashmiris Have Lived Through Many A Lockdown. They Could Advise World On How To Face One
Dipak Misra Was Reviled As CJI But Ranjan Gogoi Beguiled His Way To Power
Taking Up Hijab Against Coronavirus
Sonia Gandhi Suggests PM Modi 5 Ways To Curb Expenses, Fight COVID-19
Nitish Kumar Back To Facing A Calamity Bigger Than Kosi Floods In Poll Year
WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit To One Chat At A Time
How Much-Maligned Air India is Coming to Country's Rescue
Mehbooba’s Fairview Residence, Earlier Called Papa-2, Is Her Sub-Jail Now
With Country Under Lockdown Coronavirus, Couple Gets Married Over Video Call
COVID-19: Gavaskar Contributes Rs 59 Lakh, Unspecified Amount From Pujara
Take COVID-19 Break As Bitter Pill; Stay Physically, Mentally Fit: Gopichand
Opinion | Indian Muslims Have Lost Faith In National Institutions And ‘Secularism’
Highrises Of Nightmares! Why Coronavirus Will Extend Slowdown Period In Real Estate Sector
How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact The Economy -- And You
Books To Read In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown
Nutrition Warriors | A Mizo Village's Fight To Ward Off Stunted Growth, Underweight Children
Union Budget 2020: What FM Nirmala Sitharaman Can Do To Pull Economy Out Of The Rut
Is Judiciary Living Up To The Indian Constitution @ 70?