The writer is Associate Editor.
Is translation an act of surrender or a non-violent Darwinian struggle?
The future is here. Yuval Noah Harari tells you what you need to pack for the journey.
US presidential debates always gather global eyeballs, but the third grudge match of this years’ campaign must be the first to reach such huge populations over the internet
Pakistan’s press has united in a show of solidarity as the government and military are losing face and muscle
Even if we exclude those chart-topping yet execrable lyricists who close off their lines with “ooh, yeh”, a red flag indicating that their vocabulary has failed their sense of rhyme, there are many.
The Nobel Committee has picked Bob Dylan — a choice probably not as radical as it appears at first glance, though it has shocked purists. Tagore’s Gitanjali was a song book — and it won the Nobel in 1913
As privacy increases in value, creative people who prefer to fly under the radar could acquire a special cachet.
Piquant writing from the other side prove that not all have gone bananas over the India-Pakistan relations, while the menace of clickbait in newsrooms is ushering in a plea for slow news.
The collective and collaborative behaviour of trees, brought to vivid life.
Writing of the ongoing confrontation between India and Pakistan has exposed shades of media jingoism to the extent that the unthinkable will soon be credible.
Edward Albee might not have liked the headlines that marked his recent passing.
India dallied dangerously close with war as electronic warriors with a hazy idea of war rallied social media and demanded immediate first strike
The book would interest entrepreneurs on the make, being incubated in campuses all over India, but there is also general interest in this increasingly competitive sector
No matter what happens to the rail budget, the romance of the Indian Railways lives on in Kipling’s work.
Farmers kept unlikely souvenirs after Rahul Gandhi’s khat sabha, and in Pakistan “excessive” Indian programming takes a backseat.
Multitudes of private citizens have been urging Udit Raj to have his head examined, following his revelation of Usain Bolt’s winning diet —beef twice a day.
Talking about the elephant in the room — mental illnesses in the family
While Pompeii and Herculaneum have dominated disaster tourism in Italy, Stabiae could have been forgotten but for Pliny the Younger’s letters.
Women legally gain entry into the sanctum of Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah, while the regulation for surrogacy is on anvil.
A satellite launched by China last week is focused on the quantum property of ‘entanglement’ — what Einstein called ‘spooky action at a distance’. How will it boost ongoing research on photon pairs?
The crushing disappointment of the prime minister's address on Independence day was salvaged by an AIB video that ripped on the past, present and future.
If you had read Karim Miské’s police procedural, would you have been surprised by the terror in France?
Following a few setbacks, such as batting for the losing side on JNU, and doing a poodle-tame interview of the Prime Minister, has Arnab Goswami finally become that malevolent clown?
Mahasweta Devi won the Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards for literary excellence, while the Ramon Magsaysay award and the Padma Vibhushan also recognised the political import of her work, both as writer and activist.
A deceptively light introduction to Big Data, where artificial intelligence does the heavy thinking
While revealing India’s talents, sights, recipes and casual bizarreness, smartphone cameras also draw attention to the flourishing gamut of gratuitous violence in the land of ahimsa
In South Africa, the prime minister channels the Mahatma in a profound black-and-white moment. Meanwhile, back home, nationalism has acquired 50 shades of grey
The science behind the survival of the fittest and a mystery story in reverse
Alfred Assollant’s creation, Captain Corcoran, finally reaches Indian bookstores, 159 years after the character landed on our shores.
The dust has more or less settled on the tête-à-tête between Arnab Goswami and the prime minister, but it takes more to kill free media
Merry England has probably spent the latter part of the week glued to their tellies — the stakes were high and the isle’s infamous weather was dreadful. But what of the outcome?
Kanthapura, The Serpent and the Rope, The Cat and Shakespeare and Collected Stories were introduced by the poet and translator R Parthasarathy.
James Pattersons’s BookShots plays with narratives and shrinkwraps them into nuggets of pacy plots.
As the US and India engage deeper diplomatically, the warts are revealed to be surprisingly similar
Siddhartha Mukherjee looks at the story of the gene not merely through the lens of biology but also in terms of human politics
India is still broiling over a tacky joke, which has politicians and filmstars huffing and puffing and blowing the house down