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Amrita Dutta


Scholar Alpa Shah on her book Nightmarch, Adivasi society, and how the Maoist promise fell apart
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Alpa Shah's book was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize — Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing— in May.

Dinesh Gundu Rao on Karnataka crisis: ‘This was a Rs 1000-crore operation…it has been going on for a year’
Fri, Jul 26, 2019

We need to regroup and take the issues to the people. In the last year, we could not, because of various issues, the Lok Sabha elections, the dissidence, said Dinesh Gundu Rao.

‘Couldn’t afford to show fear’: Kerala’s health minister KK Shailaja on dealing with Nipah
Sun, Jul 21, 2019

KK Shailaja is the quiet face of Kerala’s Nipah fightback, inspiring Revathy’s role in the Malayalam film Virus. The state health minister on how the battle was won, and the challenges ahead.

As #MeToo wave ebbs, Kabir Singh is a balm for bruised male entitlement
Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Would domestic violence cease if films such as Kabir Singh or Dabangg or Tere Naam were not made? Of course not. But popular cinema is a powerful way in which a society negotiates its rights and wrongs.

A new book by two Bengaluru-based ecologists tries to help urban Indians rediscover trees as guardians
Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Step into the Shade: Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli's new book Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities talk about trees as providers and keepers of our mental peace.

Not the Same River
Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Amitav Ghosh’s novel sails into troubled waters. The voyage is action-packed but disappointing.

Girish Karnad (1938-2019): Playwright who engaged with history to articulate India’s modernity
Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Till the end, through six decades of public life, Girish Karnad continued to pitch himself — his frail body, his breathless self — into the battles of the present.

Actor-playwright Girish Karnad passes away
Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Playwright, filmmaker and actor Girish Karnad passed away on Monday morning. He was 81.

Seven months, 300 km and a few knocks later, giant statue reaches Karnataka temple
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

For seven months now, a colossal slab of granite, weighing 420 tonnes, quarried from a hill in Korakottai village in Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu, has been travelling on a vehicle with 240 wheels, as it makes its way to a temple in Bengaluru’s Ejipura.

A Hypermaniac Adventure: Book review of The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack
Sat, May 25, 2019

HM Naqvi’s new novel is a baggy yarn, buoyed by a joyous celebration of a syncretic history and limited by its lack of interiority

Can the media bring back my honour, asks Rajasthan man branded ‘terror suspect’
Wed, May 15, 2019

The footage of a man being allowed to walk away from a metal detector was flagged by media reports as evidence of lax security in the backdrop of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

On Mother’s Day, twin girls for Irom Sharmila
Mon, May 13, 2019

Sharmila and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.

Hit global headlines from PhD lab, now waits at home
Fri, May 10, 2019

In 2013, Hemanth Kappanna was a part of a team of three PhD students at the West Virginia University, Morgantown, whose research into the emissions of nitrogen oxides of two Volkswagen cars uncovered the German automobile major’s fraudulent use of “cheat devices” in the US market.

Karnataka: ‘Can’t say one party is better for the Army than the other’
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Whether nationalism plays out to the BJP’s advantage in this region would perhaps be determined by local factors.

Bangalore South: In BJP bastion, ‘Modi fanboy’ invokes patriotism, Congress sniffs a chance
Mon, May 20, 2019

Over close to two decades, the Bangalore South seat has been an invincible BJP stronghold. BJP candidate for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency Tejasvi Surya is described, among other things, as a young Sachin Tendulkar taking on Pakistani pacers.

Krishna Byre Gowda: ‘In southern states, there is a sense of being let down by the Centre’
Mon, Apr 15, 2019

A minister in the H D Kumaraswamy Cabinet, KBG, as he is known, is one of the most promising Vokkaliga leaders in the Congress and its urbane, suave face.

A documentary that wants people fall in love with Karnataka’s wildlife
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

A homegrown documentary film celebrates the astonishing diversity of Karnataka’s wildlife.

Book review: Not quite at home
Sat, Apr 06, 2019

The fraught question of belonging, identity and autonomy in the Northeast

Sumalatha Ambareesh: In Mandya, standing between the CM Kumaraswamy’s son and a win, a star wife
Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Sumalatha says the Vokkaliga votes will split, and she is banking on the Dalits and Kurubas, who make up the traditional Congress vote bank.

Despite decades of death and despair, Kolar’s golden dreams refuse to die
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

It was a town that sat on gold, but lost its lustre. A blockbuster Kannada film brings it new fame, but KGF has many more stories to tell.