The writer is Associate Editor.
An Australian gentleman’s travels and accounts of life in northern India during the Rising of 1857 make for lively social history
While PM Modi brought a tear to every Indian’s eye by promoting ahimsa on Facebook, it’d be wonderful if it rubbed off on his colleagues at home.
Foreign correspondent and author Frederick Forsyth has chosen to be irresponsible by going behind the story in journalism in his memoir.
In a week of big speculations, the India-Pakistan process pursues Modi to NYC and a ‘dangerous vegetable’ explodes in the face of a TV channel.
Chiki Sarkar, who had quit Penguin Random House as publisher in spring amidst some turmoil, is back in the reckoning with her own publishing house, Juggernaut.
Are we what we eat, and could our inexplicable psychoses be food-related?
So long as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lives in the popular imagination, he cannot possibly die.
A love song to the gastro-intestinal tract, as readable as a Lonely Planet guide to the innards
The Bihar election promises to be a prizefight and Dipankar Gupta has a prescription for political scientists: “If you want to understand politics, don’t talk to politicians”
The Discworld has finally spun down, with Terry Pratchett’s 41st and last novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, out in the UK and US. It was released six months after tweets from Pratchett’s account announced his death.
This neat checkerboard brings wonderful clarity if you plan to sell weapons to people, or menace people with weapons, the principal executive actions of geopolitics.
Several former and serving Amazon staffers have responded to the story, insisting that they were perfectly comfortable there.
Why is an anxiety about household machines physically ganging up not more prevalent in the arts and media?
PM Modi’s commitment to making it impossible for the world to ignore India and his government is working, sometimes in unanticipated ways
The government banned 857 sites for pornographic content, but their names are of great anthropological interest
Prime time news has declared that the Pakistanis are exposing themselves. Where to look now?
Apart from the recommended doses of Bulbul Sharma and Valmik Thapar, Aleph is reprinting the classics of Indian ornithology from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
The UK's Prince Philip should send the British media a bill for all the unpaid royalties of a lifetime, deriving from his attempts at cheeky humour
The games in the education ministry are confusing. Is the mind playing games with itself?
EL James, a working model illustrating how social media can help hitherto unknown writers make a killing, came a cropper last week in the course of a Twitter stunt.
Greece is the south of Europe, the Third World within the First World, forever playing catch-up with its more powerful neighbours.
Delhi newspapers reported 15 mysterious deaths. Almost every unusual death is linked to the Vyapam scam; it is reassuring to discover exceptions to the rule.
The stack of ages had been cleft, so to speak, exposing a long-forgotten book titled Black Rage. The inscription on the fly-leaf read, “San Francisco, Jan 8, 1969”.
International Yoga Day seems to have been something of a success: bureaucrats, clerks did not collapse in a heap of safari suits as anticipated.
Twitter has played host to the more colourful parts of the LaMo controvery, where the dramatis personae have been jousting with reporters.
People set aside a part of their time for memorialising, in order to share later.
The government has become embroiled in a matter beyond its remit — promoting yoga.
The Maggi ban invests everyday, unexciting things with the allure of the forbidden.
A philosopher in the swim of current affairs, AC Grayling is still trying to make us think rationally.
Now, there’s an intelligence out there which can read potato chips.
The longest-serving late night talk show host in America, David Letterman stepped out from behind the desk after 33 years.
Kiran Nagarkar’s play, censored for 17 years, belongs to a fine tradition of retelling the epics subversively.
True or False: Did Rajnikanth give private lessons to Arnab Goswami?
From the coverage of the Nepal earthquake to the reportage of the shooting in Texas, there has been a disturbance in the Force.
The Internet has trumped the act of collating reports from clinics and hospitals and established itself as the faster tool for tracking disease.
If you want to get away from the #tvdebates these days, turn to DD India for a little detox.