Where exactly is someone like Zuckerberg located in this game? Is he part of the crowd or elevated above it?
Only friends and allies change, and there is nothing new in geopolitics.
David Davidar’s anthology of Indian stories is a mix of the predictable and surprising.
James Watson, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, sold his Nobel medal to raise money for science, and for himself. But charity can’t retrieve his scientific reputation.
In 2014, the FIFA World Cup triggered the most conversations. Ebola, Robin Williams, the ice bucket challenge and Malaysia Airlines figured prominently
The anxiety about ink on paper losing ground to pixels on screens had just kicked in.
In the sequel to his autobiography, Vinod Mehta brings the world of the media to life with a refreshing lack of tact
Times Now, CNN-IBN, IBN7, NDTV, Headlines Today and Live India followed the event closely, using Doordarshan’s footage from Sriharikota.
When conversion is in the reverse direction, it’s a homecoming, a wapasi to a prior and authentic state
Fairy Tales at Fifty leads with the story of the pauper, Angulimala, a young runaway constantly in need of sexual conquest, which is incomplete if it does not end in murder.
Political histrionics and the case for ancient India’s scientific achievements
Technology is set to alter the human discourse and it’s billed as progress
Justice Leila Seth’s new collection of essays gently reminds that urgency was not a stranger to the UPA.
The Lutyens channels on Twitter are about fun and games, not news
In the lull before Modi’s Varanasi visit, Vadra struck.
Black money has left everyone red in the face
The last time the bookies got the Nobel right was in 2006 when Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk won.
This Diwali, the PM went up north. Not since George Fernandes has a leader attracted so much attention with a Siachen visit.
With Hudhud failing to strike as hard as predicted, TV channels scrambled from coast to coast looking for a scoop.
Indo-Pak conflict: Never before have civilians been targeted so aggressively.
There’s a variety of devices and channels in the market, but piracy is still rampant, and it is accepted — by everyone other than publishers — as part of the landscape.
From Madison Square Garden to Mandir Marg, Narendra Modi has made a clean sweep.
On TV, this was Narendra Modi Week, starting in Mars orbit and ending in NYC.
Kolkata, police entered the campus of Jadavpur University and beat up students protesting for the safety of women.
Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir is a blisteringly honest account of his life and the foibles of the creative community.
All of Kashmir is swarming with intrepid reporters.
An ancient Greek text writes about a flourishing trade between Malabar and Europe in the time of Christ.
The prime minister’s speech caps 100 days of the NDA government but how rehearsed was the Q&A?
On love jihad and the failure of airline journalism.
Pattabhi Rama Reddy’s rendering of Samskara launched the parallel cinema in Kannada.
The media is on a fairly strict, leak-free diet that puts an edge on hunger.
It is like India’s clock stopped in the 1960s, and even liberalisation was the echo of a chime from long ago.
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When Mr Disintermediation chose to make direct contact with the audience, with no bulletproof glass or TV journalists intervening.
The city is a big, noisy place, and what began as a single-volume anthology has burgeoned into two.
Rupa Rainlight has reissued The Lonely Tiger (1960), the solitary book of Hugh Allen, David Davidar’s favourite shikar writer.