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Charred Wick In The Alcove
The iconic Smita Patil would have been 60 this week. A new biography traces her life, her untimely death and her glorious, meteoric career. Excerpts.
Oct 26, 2015
Lessons From A Tea Shop
Exclusive excerpts from President Kalam’s last project, the forthcoming book
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Aug 10, 2015
The Story I Did Not Report In ’84
On the day Bhindranwale was declared killed, I, a Hindu stranger, was at his house. No one killed me for looking Hindu, but Sikhs in Delhi were massacred for being Sikhs.
Jul 06, 2015
Dark Chapter & Worse
On the 40th anniversary of that 21-month eclipse on Indian democracy, a seasoned journalist tells us what it was like to live through it
Jun 22, 2015
Moths At The Altar Of An Illicit Flame
Journalist, author and visiting faculty at IISc Bangalore, Amrita Shah delves into the heart of the Gujarat metropolis to come up with an intimate portrait of a city and its people
May 11, 2015
In the middle class expectation of 21st century India, people on the socio-economic margins should stay there, because that’s their lot
Apr 20, 2015
photography national geographic
A sampling from National Geographic's ambitious three-volume collection of its best photographers.
Apr 06, 2015
Rajiv’s Girl, Eternally
A dramatised biography of the ‘foreign’ bahu, one the Congress was determined should stay under wraps. It’s out finally.
Jan 26, 2015
The Raga Of Walking Away From A Fight
‘No fire in the belly’ and ‘no appetite for a political fight’—with a leader diagnosed thus, the Congress let Modi have it his way
Dec 29, 2014
Trying To Discover India
Setting sail with Christophorus Columbus, on his grand quest for magnificent El Indio, is a Malayali
Dec 08, 2014
Looking For A Third Eye
Mamata was magic; like moths to a flame, the media was drawn to a future CM; for the masses she nearly was Devi, slayer of evil. For everyone in Bengal, Mamata portended ‘poriborton’.
Jul 07, 2014
In Our Gaseous State
Exclusive extracts from a new book on the KG Basin gas controversy reveals for the first time the views of two key players well acquainted, through first-hand knowledge, with Reliance’s moves on the pricing and use of natural gas
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Apr 14, 2014
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Nine hours, two sessions, 71 questions; yet, as a new book examines, all SIT’s done is put Modi’s defence on record, not challenge contradictions
Feb 17, 2014
The Dying Of The Light
A new biography of the Mahatma explores hidden facets of his life. A section from the first chapter, ‘The Final Hours’.
Feb 03, 2014
Bullets To The Crown
A blow-by-blow account by two journalists of the 26/11 attack on the Taj in Mumbai on the fifth anniversary of the event
Nov 11, 2013
To understand contemporary Asia as a whole, one has to understand China—now more so than ever.
Sep 23, 2013
Life Is Not Rocket Science
Rocket man, president and inspiration for generations of Indians, Abdul Kalam finally tells his story. Excerpts from his forthcoming autobiography.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Aug 26, 2013
Same Road, Same Ditch
Projects that don’t exist, repeat expenditure on ones that do. MPLADS is a free fund for our MPs.
A. Surya Prakash
Jul 29, 2013
Gandalf And His Flo Chart
As Narendra Modi sets about pursuing his ambitions with a well-crafted image of a ‘doer’ and a politician ‘who means business’, a new biography separates the man from the myth
Apr 22, 2013
From Hermitude To Holography
This excerpt from a forthcoming ‘authorised-turned-unauthorised’ biography of the BJP’s man of the season, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
Apr 08, 2013
Offered, In Anger
The celebrated author lends a preface and perspective to an updated book of essays on the Afzal Guru investigation and trial
Mar 25, 2013
Previously unseen stills of the Bangladesh war from a master
Mar 04, 2013
Like A Rhino Cowboy
A glimpse into the third and final part of the immensely successful Shiva Trilogy
Mar 04, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Books Excerpt
Found Music Down Free School Street
At the Park Street-Middleton Row corner, speckled with iconic establishments, infected with old joie de vivre, one can sense a ‘modern’ past feeling for the future. In Calcutta.
Feb 04, 2013
Dharma For The State?
Swami Vivekananda: Social reformer or caste votary? Religious inclusivist or Hindu supremacist?
Jan 21, 2013
In Praise Of BOREDOM
The yawn of lassitude, the drab of the quotidian, the assembly line of repetition—the late poet laureate waxes soporific on the redundancy of time.
Jan 14, 2013
A Low Flying Gandhi
The definitive biography of enfant terrible Sanjay Gandhi, reissued
Dec 24, 2012
Who Milks This Cow?
Tracking that species of Hindutvawadi, obsessively trolling the Net, looking for slights to the faith
Nov 19, 2012
Sex, politics, media, an unholy menage a trois. Shobhaa De’s first fiction in a decade. Exclusive excerpts:
Nov 12, 2012
A trust betrayed
The state cares little about the lost years of our ethnic Chinese
Oct 22, 2012
Guarantee Security Of Jadhav's Mother, Wife: India Tells Pak
'No Preparation Time For South Africa Test Series'
EC Allots Two-Leaves Symbol To EPS-OPS Faction
Wonderful, Precise And Very Cool: How Do Our Money Up-Chucking Machines Work?
"I'm Only Passing Through" 10 Leonard Cohen Songs That You Must Listen To
Blackout For NDTV Stirs The Media
Daily Curator: The Dominion Of Misunderstood Men Over Headlines
Daily Curator: Of Holes Being Poked Into The Bhopal Encounter And The Origins Of Chyawanprash
Watch: Viral Video Has Man Lighting Up A Line Of Crackers Attached To His Mouth
Tripura Newspapers Leave Space For Editorials Blank
Bharti Family Pledges Rs 7,000 Crore To Philanthropy
Google Tracked Location Of Android Users
Major Quake Likely To Hit North India
A Rosary Of Rudraksha Beads
Villages Beyond The Railhead
No Signs On Road To Hell
Tout As A Topper
State Of Many States
A Stunted Growth Story
Torture As Evidence
The Munsif’s Mother Tongue
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