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Talbot Mundy, a writer in the 1930s, captured the spirit of India in his works.
Krishan Kalra was a regular on the edit pages of several publications, including the Indian Express, and this collection of middles recalls his best years.
Mamata Banerjee, in her first public appearance after the election was called in her favour, flashed a three-finger victory sign.
The best spoof on the loose is not about Narendra Modi. It’s a picture showing Albert Einstein getting his BSc degree verified by Arvind Kejriwal.
Jenny Diski was a documentarian of an important place at an important time.
The only difference is that the left goons had openly carried firearms but since the Election Commission is taking a keen interest in West Bengal, Didi’s lot had to make do with veiled menace.
A coffee-table book that delves into the history of the pioneering automobile marque, Mercedes-Benz.
The PM rose to the occasion wearing an expressionless Chhau mask, unnerving both the faithful and the rest, and inviting a bit of mockery too.
As writers connect with the internet and do away with the traditional formalisms of literature, what new tales are in store for us?
Freedom and privacy on social media are issues which will continue to engage governments, from India to the US
If an Indian news site analysed its comments, what do you bet that the top honours for most abused would go to a woman liberal? Or Dalit liberal?
The darknet has its own new literary publication. Does the Torist want to be found out?
With the technical incompetence that led to the heist at Mossack Fonseca, the future of digital journalism is assured. The next story: who was the hacker?
An expensive but enjoyable introduction to the simple pleasures of birdwatching, with vibrant photography and classical colour plates
The media is trying to come to terms with Tata Steel’s withdrawal from its British business, because it is in part responsible for the situation.
When Kamala Das burst on the scene, change was in the air and the Indian readership was almost ready to give ear to new voices.
Within hours of pictures appearing of the prime minister being measured by the technical squad of Madame Tussaud’s, news broke that the Delhi chief minister would have his head examined too, for his very own waxwork.
Various important knuckles were rapped this week. And Shaktiman the horse, showed that this nation of nationalists, has a beating heart.
A book that delves into all the questions that intrigued you in biology class but the teacher looked too prim to ask.
The finest people of the period wore it with grace, from Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi down to young men training for armed insurrection.
Before the forces could start raining on his parade, Vijay Mallya did a hi-fi runner.
If the budget is any indication, the government is in a hurry to change tack. Meanwhile, Kanhaiya Kumar continues to dominate news television
A whopper of a flag big enough to eclipse the sun, and illuminated at night in a manner designed to crowd out the few stars still visible in our smoggy skies.
Kanishk Tharoor’s collection of stories reveals a lively mind deeply interested in the world, and a writer with an elegant sense of brevity
When the world according to the government gets as absurd as it is today, it is impossible to engage with reality rationally, reasonably and responsibly.
Lies, half-truths and doctored videotape have created a controversy out of nothing at all
Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley comes across as a terrific manipulator. If he started anchoring an Indian news channel, he would be a sensation
Augmented reality could change the world, and let you be cast you in your own movie
Muslims, Dalits, women, Indians from the Northeast and other minorities have selflessly served society’s perennial need for the Other. Now, the African community is here to share their burden.
After returning and re-accepting, will re-returning be the new chapter in the award wapsi saga?
Margaret Atwood on writing for the unborn, Winston Smith’s diary and early interests like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Flash Gordon and two superhero bunnies, with capes
Wake up to the literary tourist and her wanderlust. Make India more incredible.
A Passage to Shambhala channels a once-flourishing tradition of popular culture which has been exterminated by modern politics and political correctness.
Ghulam Ali filled a Kolkata stadium to capacity and publicly cast off the bitterness that being rebuffed by Mumbai had left behind.
We live in the era of institutions, collectives whose primal instinct is to standardise, mainstream and flatten.
Adolf Hitler’s manifesto has been a reliable bestseller in several countries. In India, Jaico Books has kept it in print since 1988, and is believed to have sold lakhs of copies.