The writer is Associate Editor.
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.
In a year when institutions appeared to be under siege, it was the individual who told truth to power
The repackaging of Facebook’s internet.org sounds doom-laden.
Did he see it or did he not? What happened when a sceptic went to the wild.
From the size of one’s home bar to the release of a juvenile criminal, Delhi has much to be anxious about
KA Abbas’s stories, while literal and not literary, point to the breadth of his talent.
Among the three big issues of the week, Delhi’s odd-even scheme hogged the limelight and the volume of debate generated on TV and social media
Even with its silences, Sharad Pawar’s autobiography is telling .
The autobiography will be released Thursday at Vigyan Bhavan in a ceremony to mark the NCP founder’s 75th birthday.
The intolerance debate is two months old and has moved from the wide open spaces to Parliament, and taken up aeons of television time.
A month and a half after India banned The Satanic Verses, a domino effect was seen in countries across half the world, from South Africa to Indonesia.
What did a pioneer of modern Japanese fiction have to do with Rashomon?
But if it is “the champagne of teas”, reject milk, sugar and all other adulterants
But despair not, we remain a healthy democracy prepared to debate anything, even our commitment to the Constitution. Who said it was a given?
The Einstein Field Equations, which ended the age of Newtonian physics and changed our perception of reality, are a century old this week, dating from Einstein’s lecture at the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
The indefatigable HS Phoolka, who continues to fight for the victims of the 1984 Congress pogrom in Delhi, was scheduled to deliver a counterstrike to the party’s celebrations of Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary.
As Bihar has ably demonstrated, anarchists, cows, corrupt politicians, loudmouth babajis, trishuls and rays of hope return as regularly as the seasons to Indian politics.
In the Narendra Modi era, the foreign news is at least as interesting as domestic affairs, where the culture wars continue to excite if not edify.
At 8.15 am, BJP president Amit Shah was proclaimed a strategic genius. Two hours later, he had to be cast on the dust-heap of history as a peddler of divisive claptrap.
Why do TV channels bother with exit polls when markets are usually the most sensitive weather-vanes of the election season?
An art project in Oslo draws attention to the fact that all of literature is one big, juicy time capsule.
Since public memory does not extend beyond the last 60 minutes, it is quite safe to accuse anyone of anything at all in the last decade.
In a TV debate where a variety of autochthonous writers were ranged against BJP talking heads, and one RSS thinking head — reason won
The existential crisis of the Sahitya Akademi is a reminder that creative institutions should be headed by practitioners who command respect for their creative work, not their prowess in politics or administration.
Gene sequencing will be to the 21st century what the stethoscope was to the 20th. A new book explores its multiple ethical issues
Year on year, the prices of lentils has doubled and has outstripped prices of animal proteins.
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.