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Mini Kapoor

Mini Kapoor is Contributing Editor at The Indian Express

Harry Potter and divine discontent
Fri, Jul 21, 2000

Prescient words. In fact, amend that to audacious words. For a writer struggling to publish her first book detailing an as yet unimagined ...

Magnificent maladies of Jhumpa
Tue, Apr 18, 2000

Imagine this. A debutant Can-adian novelist, a self-professed loner at theUniversity of Montreal quietly translating works on art, is acco...

Cronje capitalism
Mon, Apr 10, 2000

Not long ago, in one of those routine exercises to redefine national identity that inhabitants of London's 10 Downing Street feel so compe...

Pak writer releases post-nuclear fiction
Wed, Feb 02, 2000

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 1: Make way for Mohsin Hamid. This 28-year-old Pakistani writer has successfully jostled for space among subcontinenta...

Time out
Sat, Jan 01, 2000

Into the naughtiesNow that we can finally declare an end to millennial madness, there is just one lexical Y2K problem to be cleared away a...

When public opinion forced a disaster
Sat, Jan 01, 2000

DECEMBER 31: "(The world) is asking a dreadful question that is more talked about in private conversation than discussed in print and...

The Wizard of Ours
Thu, Dec 23, 1999

It is a heartening postcard from the far-flung peripheries of the human imagination. And it has come none too soon. Amidst fin de millenni...

Century Snapshots – 1913
Sun, Oct 31, 1999

It was mind without fear, a head held highWhere the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the worl...

Down the memory lane
Fri, Sep 10, 1999

Perhaps life does imitate art. Yet in doing so, it spotlights for us the forever turning kaleidoscope of human responses of optimism and ...

Rushdie and the sea of stories
Wed, Jun 16, 1999

Now that the subcontinent is a nuclear neighbourhood, a suddenly alarmed world is keenly desirous of a ready primer to the Kashmir flashp...

Dolly and the age of unreason
Wed, Jun 02, 1999

All is not quite well in our brave new world. In a week when scientists finally rectified a gender bias by cloning the first male mammal ...

Preserving a mystery
Tue, May 11, 1999

There is something distinctly heroic about a 15-year-old Nepali boy's decision last week to abandon his final bid to become the youngest ...

Bridging the warrior-victim divide
Mon, May 03, 1999

Every protest, especially against new technology, needs a horrifying vision of doomsday. A reinvention of an earlier nightmare, as it wer...

Sociology at silly point
Tue, Feb 16, 1999

The last fortnight has been hopelessly bewildering for the rare follower of both sport and politics. Over in England national football co...

Sociology at silly point
Mon, Feb 15, 1999

The last fortnight has been hopelessly bewildering for the rare follower of both sport and politics. Over in England national football co...

Return of the narrative
Mon, Jan 18, 1999

Hark back a few years to prevailing notions about the approaching millennium. Cyberia was still a distant empire but the inexorable progr...

Thousand-year madness
Fri, Jan 01, 1999

Be warned, the scourge of 1999, millennial madness, is upon us and it is highly contagious. Indeed, as 1998 ticked away, the symptoms wer...