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Indira Gandhi’s love for the outdoors set the tone of India’s environmental policies
What's bad news for journalism and why The Trump is all pumped-and-primed up
The industrialised human race is on the verge of entering the geological record. What would that mean for the world we know?
Satire is simmered just right in a 2011 fake interview of Henry Kissinger, doing the rounds for the third time now; and how the NYT is getting up to speed to help its paywall rake it in.
An act of media resistance for a less than grand cause and why a 12-year-old Indian student infuriates POTUS.
Publishing is an expensive, high-risk business, proving more reasons for ISBNs need to be issued.
Arundhati Roy’s second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, raises questions about our equanimity in the face of everyday violence
The hera-pheri around the Arundhati Roy fake story, and the relationship between yoga and good sax that might almost please confused nationalists
Fake news can make human flesh out of rara gosht, and the rules for journalism have changed along with the decibel levels of news studios.
Why is Rajinikanth waiting for a sign from above?
Delhi comes alive in this fascinating archival work combining history with cartography
Picking out events wedged in the past, reporting forced stories and fear of a schoolboy’s hack — the many vulnerabilities of the powers that be
This special issue is about once-in-a-lifetime journeys. First off the bucket list, how a temperamental GPS can lead you to the Cumaean Sybil in Italy.
The scrupulous traveller must, therefore, pack several books for the trip — a field guide each for birds and animals, a travel guide and the complete works of Jim Corbett
Indian channels will eventually resume talks with Pakistani generals. Meanwhile, India slips three places on the media freedom index
The frenzy of Delhi’s corporation polls could only be matched by the craziness of America’s enduring equation with Trump.
Amrita Kumar’s handbook primarily teaches you to write — 73 per cent of the pages are devoted to the craft.
If the future of science is almost certainly known, what remains for science fiction to speculate about?
As breathless TV studios recovered from the impression that Vijay Mallya was on his way to Tihar, along came Sonu Nigam with a pair of scissors and became the story of the day
Hindu-Muslim polarisation, she reminds the reader, is a modern game, with modern trophies and payouts which medieval India did not anticipate.
Five writers weave a fine web of magic realism and try to catch the future of the real-world archive in it.
Travel expands the horizon, but the mileage may vary. This collection of excellent travelogues by Ritu Menon can help you ramp it up
They concern economy, technology and the environment, rather than accounts of who begat whom and who smote or blinded whom.
India’s Untouchables is a fine introduction on for Western readers, exploring the reality of a system which the emancipated world rightfully finds revolting.
The growing popularity of stand-up comics has been fed by divisive, illiberal politics. Drama, the universal specific for catharsis, is trying to break out of its niche by streaming to homes.
Even though they may be losing out to print, ebooks are the future because they archive the time gone by.
While the Mumbai studios battle over Yogi Adityanath, the restrained reaction to the Westminster attacks offer a refreshing contrast to American hysterias
The East Kolkata Wetlands has been critical to the city’s survival. Can it save itself from the onslaught of development?
Astrologers and pollsters can both befuddle with their predictions, and how to say ‘No’ to the spy in your toaster.
Lewis met Kahnemann only in 2007, 11 years after Tversky died, and the idea of a book came even later. He confesses to the feeling “that this story did not require a writer as it did a stenographer”.
How children and presidents can lower expectations and overdeliver, and why India's youth deserve a big thank you
It is time to resurrect Mickey Spillane, the legitimate foreparent of James Bond.
These are times when political interviews are pedalled, TV outrage peddled and feet-made bread isn’t much to be shocked about
The English language and its glorious capacity to assimilate.
The post-truth landscape just saw Wikipedia ban Daily Mail as a reference source and the first, inevitable signs of a Trump-Hitler comparison.
Like in a kung fu tournament, a lot of the budget action happens around the ring, not in, and this year, the unfortunate passing of E Ahamed sparked off a ringside match.