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How the Karnataka election results have taken an equestrian turn and made tourism companies happy, plus the normalisation of violence — at home and the world
Of bovines who don’t know better, bots which know a lot and those who separate the facts from the fake.
How the Tripura government isn’t a lauki to sink nails into and POTUS might have trumped-up his health certificate
Ashok Mitra was a polymath and polemicist. He was feared and loved because he had the language and sensibility of the poet.
Perhaps, aliens can help our digital assistants with linguistic assistance.
A dummies guide to swimming to the distant shores of outer space and setting up shop on stars and planets.
Asaram Bapu’s ungodly acts and India’s slip down the slopes of press freedom.
How social media (mis)shapes perceptions of war and the perils of being too real for reality TV
One man’s mission to preserve the material culture of Kolkata’s middle class.
Such was the media blitz over Congressi chhole bature, that the grapevine says that the ruling party’s counter-fasters were strictly instructed not to be seen or photographed eating in advance. But the point at issue was just some chhole, not a banquet
Fake news, empty threats and what a summary suspension of a journalist’s accreditation could mean
The story of Cambridge Analytica is all about sovereignty, democracy and the media
Games, by Irving Finkel, is a better souvenir than the Kohinoor.
Diabetes now affects all classes of society, and this book puts the egalitarian disease in perspective
TV stations try to rustle up khichdi fears, forgetting it’s comfort food. Elsewhere, Russia has touched a nerve with the Brits
Stephen Hawking, the world famous scientist, passed away on March 14, 2018. Hawking belittled the afterlife as a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
The national myth suggests that the Chinese-American and the Indian-American are fundamentally different, but they achieve the same paradise on earth because they are American first. Exactly like the Americans who are just American.
Literary critic Bruce King’s memoir records his peripatetic life across the globe, including his sojourn in the “small world of modern Indian poetry in English”
Journals that are peepholes into lived histories of the modern era.
Yet another White House communications director, Hope Hicks, has resigned, and the rise of creepy cameras
Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker Prize 2018: 10 interesting trivia about the prestigious award