A publisher’s anecdotes about the people he has worked with in a career spanning four decades and their idiosyncrasies.
Buzzfeed has discovered Indian media and finds it better than Fox.
The Kolkata which inspired Gunter Grass was a place where you could reach out and touch life.
only preferential access paid for in ways hidden from the user is at issue in India, not neutrality in its many-splendoured glory.
Documentary is to filmmaking, as poetry is to trade publishing. And they can only flourish online.
When photographer and activist Ram Rahman learned of a trove of Sunil Janah’s prints lurking in Noida, he was sceptical. He knew Janah and his work well and had curated his exhibition Photographing India 1939-1972 in New York City. But in his introduction to Sunil Janah: Photographs 1940-1960, a collection of vintage gelatin-silver prints, he […]
Why is the upper middle-class appalled at the ongoing Stalinist purge in the Aam Aadmi Party?
When Parliament took a break, Narendra Modi took to Mann ki Baat.
Is sexist banter growing in India, or is it being caught on camera more often?
The rise and fall of Gigaom looks like a harmonic of the waveform of tech media.
India’s Daughter has shocked by retelling the story as it was, without the polite fiction of ‘Nirbhaya’.
From Rahul Gandhi’s ‘sabbatical’ to budget news.
Technology has made it easy to play with books. But what do you do with a volume that decides if it wants to be read or not?
Did plants enslave humans in the agricultural revolution? Yuval Noah Harari uses such contrary theses to undermine the traditional account of human history.
The muffler has strangled the BJP in Delhi.
With a roast that garnered 8 million YouTube views before it was taken down, will insult comedy have the last laugh?
Where exactly is someone like Zuckerberg located in this game? Is he part of the crowd or elevated above it?
Only friends and allies change, and there is nothing new in geopolitics.
David Davidar’s anthology of Indian stories is a mix of the predictable and surprising.
James Watson, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, sold his Nobel medal to raise money for science, and for himself. But charity can’t retrieve his scientific reputation.
In 2014, the FIFA World Cup triggered the most conversations. Ebola, Robin Williams, the ice bucket challenge and Malaysia Airlines figured prominently
The anxiety about ink on paper losing ground to pixels on screens had just kicked in.
In the sequel to his autobiography, Vinod Mehta brings the world of the media to life with a refreshing lack of tact
Times Now, CNN-IBN, IBN7, NDTV, Headlines Today and Live India followed the event closely, using Doordarshan’s footage from Sriharikota.
When conversion is in the reverse direction, it’s a homecoming, a wapasi to a prior and authentic state
Fairy Tales at Fifty leads with the story of the pauper, Angulimala, a young runaway constantly in need of sexual conquest, which is incomplete if it does not end in murder.
Political histrionics and the case for ancient India’s scientific achievements
Technology is set to alter the human discourse and it’s billed as progress
Justice Leila Seth’s new collection of essays gently reminds that urgency was not a stranger to the UPA.
The Lutyens channels on Twitter are about fun and games, not news
In the lull before Modi’s Varanasi visit, Vadra struck.
Black money has left everyone red in the face
The last time the bookies got the Nobel right was in 2006 when Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk won.
This Diwali, the PM went up north. Not since George Fernandes has a leader attracted so much attention with a Siachen visit.
With Hudhud failing to strike as hard as predicted, TV channels scrambled from coast to coast looking for a scoop.
Indo-Pak conflict: Never before have civilians been targeted so aggressively.