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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Jaideep Unudurti

Isolation Words: Pandemics are the petri-dish for fiction
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

A look at how the breakdown of bonds and the betrayal of bodies allow writers to take an X-ray of the body politic

The brave new world to expect with the new race to the moon
Mon, Jul 22, 2019

The moon is the unexplored seventh continent, a blank slate on which nations now race to write their destiny.

Fire in Heaven
Sun, May 19, 2019

The next battle for global power will play out in space. What do our myths and stories suggest about the possible future?

A plan-less drift through Hamburg reveals its greatest pleasures
Fri, Jan 11, 2019

A plan-less drift through Hamburg reveals the stamp of nautical history on its streetscape.

The humour and astonishing inventiveness of Brian Aldiss’s fiction
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Aldiss, who passed away last fortnight, one day after his 92nd birthday, was one of the titans of science fiction. This sweltering future Earth was set out in his novel Hothouse, published in 1962.

It’s All Over. Beam Me Up, Scotty
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Why science fiction, once a shining literature of hope, now slouches towards apocalypse.

Travels Through Light and Darkness
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Travel doesn’t widen our horizons. it merely confirms them. We were there, and we have the pictures to prove it.

How Asterix, Archie and Tintin whetted our appetite for roast wild boar, burgers and ‘Szlaszeck with mushrooms’
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Looking back at our first encounters with food different from ours that, more often than not, came from comic books.

Bond Appetit: Dining with 007
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

His ideal woman was “somebody who can make Sauce Béarnaise as well as love”, and he liked his scrambled eggs served with “pink champagne and low music”. Jaideep Unudurti pores through Ian Fleming to discover the foodie behind the spy.

On a Bus to Bharat: A wife-husband team take off on a wanderjahr
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

A wife-husband couple take off on a wanderjahr. The book is worth the journey.

The same spectacle
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

When the language of cinema is only the language of finance.

The trash talk gambit
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

As Anand and Carlsen face off for the World Chess Championship, mindgames are part of play.

Nobody ever dies
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

In their storytelling, comic book movies have become like comic books themselves.

Heads in the Pictures
Sat, Jan 04, 2014

Hop aboard with the unseeing Indian traveller.

Sun, Dec 29, 2013

A year in which Viswanathan Anand played some of the best chess of his career,and yet lost a crown

The Secret History of Munich
Sun, Dec 22, 2013

In a city where the Nazi party took root,the past and present exist in an alchemical combination

Terror of nothing
Sat, Oct 19, 2013

In ‘Gravity’,space is as beautiful as it is harrowing.

Of monsters and men
Tue, Jul 02, 2013

Matheson tapped some deep vein where the fears of the 20th century gathered

Fantasies of unmaking
Mon, Apr 29, 2013

This season’s summer blockbusters tap into our addiction to apocalypse

Logic Served Cold
Sun, Apr 21, 2013

Wanderings through the capital of Norse mythology and Weberian reasoning.

Chance Encounters
Sun, Mar 10, 2013

You don’t buy books at the old bookstores of London,instead you find The Book and it finds you

Bounder and a spy
Sat, Nov 03, 2012

‘Skyfall’ returns to an older Bond,forged in the crucible of early-20th-century conflict

A Winter Land
Fri, Aug 31, 2012

In Montebello,you can roam with the elks,feast on chocolates and sleep with history at the famous Chateau.

Bavarian Fighters
Thu, Aug 02, 2012

Of Dornier aircrafts,zeppelins and Lake Constance in the Alps

Between two masks
Fri, Jul 27, 2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ plays into a deep-rooted fear of the underclasses milling out to shatter the ordered life above