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Apart from the recommended doses of Bulbul Sharma and Valmik Thapar, Aleph is reprinting the classics of Indian ornithology from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
The UK's Prince Philip should send the British media a bill for all the unpaid royalties of a lifetime, deriving from his attempts at cheeky humour
The games in the education ministry are confusing. Is the mind playing games with itself?
EL James, a working model illustrating how social media can help hitherto unknown writers make a killing, came a cropper last week in the course of a Twitter stunt.
Greece is the south of Europe, the Third World within the First World, forever playing catch-up with its more powerful neighbours.
Delhi newspapers reported 15 mysterious deaths. Almost every unusual death is linked to the Vyapam scam; it is reassuring to discover exceptions to the rule.
The stack of ages had been cleft, so to speak, exposing a long-forgotten book titled Black Rage. The inscription on the fly-leaf read, “San Francisco, Jan 8, 1969”.
International Yoga Day seems to have been something of a success: bureaucrats, clerks did not collapse in a heap of safari suits as anticipated.
Twitter has played host to the more colourful parts of the LaMo controvery, where the dramatis personae have been jousting with reporters.
People set aside a part of their time for memorialising, in order to share later.
The government has become embroiled in a matter beyond its remit — promoting yoga.
The Maggi ban invests everyday, unexciting things with the allure of the forbidden.
A philosopher in the swim of current affairs, AC Grayling is still trying to make us think rationally.
Now, there’s an intelligence out there which can read potato chips.
The longest-serving late night talk show host in America, David Letterman stepped out from behind the desk after 33 years.
Kiran Nagarkar’s play, censored for 17 years, belongs to a fine tradition of retelling the epics subversively.
True or False: Did Rajnikanth give private lessons to Arnab Goswami?
From the coverage of the Nepal earthquake to the reportage of the shooting in Texas, there has been a disturbance in the Force.
The Internet has trumped the act of collating reports from clinics and hospitals and established itself as the faster tool for tracking disease.
If you want to get away from the #tvdebates these days, turn to DD India for a little detox.
2015 is the centenary of the theory of continental drift, the explanation for quakes, including Nepal.
A publisher’s anecdotes about the people he has worked with in a career spanning four decades and their idiosyncrasies.
Buzzfeed has discovered Indian media and finds it better than Fox.
The Kolkata which inspired Gunter Grass was a place where you could reach out and touch life.
only preferential access paid for in ways hidden from the user is at issue in India, not neutrality in its many-splendoured glory.
Documentary is to filmmaking, as poetry is to trade publishing. And they can only flourish online.
When photographer and activist Ram Rahman learned of a trove of Sunil Janah’s prints lurking in Noida, he was sceptical. He knew Janah and his work well and had curated his exhibition Photographing India 1939-1972 in New York City. But in his introduction to Sunil Janah: Photographs 1940-1960, a collection of vintage gelatin-silver prints, he […]
Why is the upper middle-class appalled at the ongoing Stalinist purge in the Aam Aadmi Party?
When Parliament took a break, Narendra Modi took to Mann ki Baat.
Is sexist banter growing in India, or is it being caught on camera more often?
The rise and fall of Gigaom looks like a harmonic of the waveform of tech media.
India’s Daughter has shocked by retelling the story as it was, without the polite fiction of ‘Nirbhaya’.
From Rahul Gandhi’s ‘sabbatical’ to budget news.
Technology has made it easy to play with books. But what do you do with a volume that decides if it wants to be read or not?
Did plants enslave humans in the agricultural revolution? Yuval Noah Harari uses such contrary theses to undermine the traditional account of human history.
The muffler has strangled the BJP in Delhi.
Through two broad chapters on the investigation and the trial, Avirook Sen presents how the Talwars were hit with a double whammy: a shoddy and insensitive investigation by the UP Police and the CBI and what Sen believed was a premeditated judgment.