Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Issue Date : 05 July 2021


Milkha Singh Diary

'Milkha Singh was a legend and will remain a legend forever. Goodbye to my dear fellow athlete and friend,' writes Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, a contemporary of Milkha Singh and an athlete who ran in the 1960 and ’64 Olympics


That Unholy Cleave

A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable


‘Stardom And Hero Worship Set Indian Cinema Back’

'Working in international movies helped me realise that I shouldn’t get bogged down by the stardom dream,' says actor Ali Fazal


Toilet View Of The Lockdown

Disruptions caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the already intolerable situation of sanitation workers


A Magic Bullet At Any Cost

As in 1964, Japan has a point to prove. It explains the drive towards hosting the costliest Summer Olympics ever in the midst of a pandemic.


Bound To A Sinking Boat

Covid dealt death and near-death, and its all-consuming maw took our livelihoods and ate away our savings too­—leaving us staring at a future destitute of hope


‘Everybody Became Poorer, Except The Super-Rich’

'The pain of loss of income is deep among most income categories, including the middle classes. Only the richer people saw less instances of income loss,' says Mahesh Vyas


Covid Rebranded Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyles changed during this lifetime. Safety was important, as was comfort, rather than fashion and entertainment.


Why We Feel Poorer?

Incomes slump, spending drops and inequalities ­widen in India and elsewhere across the globe


Shuttered & Shattered

The economic toll that the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on Indians, especially the middle class and the poor, is as bad as the deaths and the sickness. And there’s uncertainty around a post-pandemic recovery.


To Fix Jam, Call Gang

After trying to prop up an alternative leadership, the Centre falls back on ‘Gupkar gang’ to push its post-370 plans for Kashmir


Withdrawal Symptoms

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as foreign troops prepare to leave


Shots Fired Against Vaccine Apartheid

Several governments from the Global South call for an international health order to end vaccine imperialism


Playing To The Gallery In Bengal: Partition 3

Mamata fumes as BJP MPs seek separate statehood for ‘neglected’ north Bengal and social media groups back their demand


Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


The Covid Corp Captain

Gagandeep Singh Bedi, an engineer-turned-IAS-officer, has made a mark by his deft and sensitive handling of several disasters in Tamil Nadu


Status Quo In Himachal

Despite accusations of mishandling the Covid pandemic, the BJP has decided to go to assembly polls next year in Himachal Pradesh under the leadership of CM Jai Ram Thakur


A Tale In 37 Tongues

'Rebati', the first short story in Odia language by Fakir Mohan Senapati, has been translated into 36 languages, 12 of them foreign, a first of its kind.


For A Song In Tripura

The next target of Mamata Banerjee and her party is the Bengali-majority Tripura that goes to poll in 2023



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


Ryan School Student Murder: Bus Conductor Released From Jail, Family Allege Police Hung Him Upside Down, Sedated Him To Confess

"Police beat him up, hung him upside down, tortured him and even sedated him to make him confess,"


Sudip Bhaumik Was Shot Dead For Exposing Corruption Of TSR Commandant, Says Editor Of Tripura Journalist’s Paper

Dey said Bhowmik was shot dead because he had written a series of reports on “financial irregularities and corruption cases” that involved Debbarma.

Art & Entertainment

Padmavati Cleared By Censor Board For Release Without Any Cuts... In UK

British Censor Board has cleared the release of Padmavati for the UK audience

Making A Difference

Google Admits To Having Tracked Location Of Android Users Even When Location Setting Was Off

Android phones gather location data and send it to Google, even when one turns off the location services, and is not using a SIM card.