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Clampdowns on websites that freeze frame the internet and how the Queen can still rock you with her wine routine
Bots with creative language skills have seized the popular imagination. They have also rekindled anxieties about a robocalypse
The incident at Facebook’s lab does not foreshadow a botmageddon but it freaked out the press, exposing a contradiction at the heart of artificial intelligence research.
Good science communicators are essential to great nations. Yashpal was one such, a rarity in India
Women have taken centrestage in most professions. Time then for a female lead to helm the longest-running scifi series ever. British TV actress Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor — it’s always “Doctor”, never “Dr Who”, except in the title of the series.
The statement of the Bulletin also highlights the unquantifiable consequences of artificial intelligence and cybernetics, which have also been headlined this year by professionals who know their onions — Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates.
China cast some light into the orbit, while our home minister faced the online firing squad for a tweet.
PM Modi's Israel visit steers clear from Palestine as China’s Global Times hijacks Indian broadcast media’s monopoly on high-decibel nationalism
Perhaps, the finest rendering of the torment of waiting for the enemy was painted by the Italian journalist Dino Buzzati in The Tartar Steppe. His global fame rests on that one novel, which was translated into English by Stuart Clink Hood, whose earlier triumphs, as Controller of BBC TV in the early Sixties, included the commissioning of Dr Who.
In a week that Indian TV was overrun by Modi’s visit to the US while the American press remained less than enthusiastic, came a statement from the PM against cow vigilantism after a year of silence.
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.