Yamini Lohia

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Obit: David Bowie’s legacy has been carved into our collective consciousness

David Bowie's chameleon-esque ability to croon and challenge and defy in so many different genres is the hallmark of a restless agent provocateur.

Through the Lens, Half-Heartedly

The fictional is in constant danger of being upstaged by the real in William Boyd’s chronicle of the life of a woman photographer in the tumultuous ’20s

In fact: Needed, clear, robust encryption policy — without a backdoor

Encryption is a way to secure communications online, which includes stuff like emails and more sensitive information like credit card and bank account details, by converting it to garbled number-letter-character combinations.

Federer and me

What Roger’s arrested decline teaches us about fandom

Before you forget, you have to remember: Nisid Hajari

Writer Nisid Hajari on the great divide of 1947

This notion of honour

A welcome Supreme Court judgment is marred by its language and reasoning.

‘Handloom act is impractical unless it is properly implemented’

The Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985, is impractical unless it is properly implemented.

Beyond Uber outrage

Once the clamour dies down, there will still be the dispiriting trade-off for the working woman in the city — between freedom and security.

Book review: The Bone Clocks is a giddy, freewheeling, genre-switching literary confection

A giddy, freewheeling, genre-switching literary confection

‘If you want to deliver a last-mile solution, the best way is to ask those affected how they might do it’

The World Bank’s Development Marketplace grants programme selects social enterprises delivering development solutions across different geographies for funding in India each year. This year’s winners will be announced later this week in Guwahati. Country director Onno Ruhl discussed the programme, and the World Bank’s engagement with the new government, with Yamini Lohia. Excerpts: Do you […]

Politics with a Punchline

A satire on the Indian elections is ambitious, but not funny enough.

The Alchemy of Desire

A botanical odyssey,Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel is a tribute to the forgotten women of science.

On the edge of speed

Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ is a reminder that Formula 1 may have changed,but it hasn’t lost its daring — or its heated politics.

Caught in the Middle

Neil Gaiman’s new book treads the uncertain landscape between childhood nightmares and reality.

Wilted Away

The story of a young girl’s journey to reclaim herself fails to soar

A life in football

Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire draws one of sport’s most successful partnerships to a close

Mars in our dreams

The Red Planet signifies destruction and the promise of a new beginning

Staying with the formula

The Indian Grand Prix was just another F1 race,and that’s a good thing

Twilight Sagas

The Artist and Hugo offer delightful variations of a familiar theme

Coming of Age

It may feel dated now,but the Sex and the City series had its own way of looking at love and life