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Upamanyu Chatterjee returns with a murder mystery that is both an exploration of food politics and a backstory to his first novel
Trump was responding to De Niro’s reprise of his famous role in Raging Bull at the Tony awards. Before introducing the nominees, he had said: “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump’, it’s ‘(expletive deleted by editor) Trump’.”
Asia’s first journalist was also the first champion of press freedom. A fine retelling of the story of James Augustus Hicky attempts, yet again, to rehabilitate the “scurrilous, wild Irishman”
Drones are being trained to control violent crowds and how a former Indian president did the Right thing
Of rescuers who risk it all, stings that bite and Elon Musk’s intriguing attack on the media
Has the octopus evolved from alien life? The tentacles of the panspermia theory still entangles the scientific community.
Opposition alliance, or the lack of it, is potent fuel for television, and why attempts to end the Cold War have gone cold
How the Karnataka election results have taken an equestrian turn and made tourism companies happy, plus the normalisation of violence — at home and the world
Of bovines who don’t know better, bots which know a lot and those who separate the facts from the fake.
How the Tripura government isn’t a lauki to sink nails into and POTUS might have trumped-up his health certificate
Ashok Mitra was a polymath and polemicist. He was feared and loved because he had the language and sensibility of the poet.
Perhaps, aliens can help our digital assistants with linguistic assistance.
A dummies guide to swimming to the distant shores of outer space and setting up shop on stars and planets.
Asaram Bapu’s ungodly acts and India’s slip down the slopes of press freedom.
How social media (mis)shapes perceptions of war and the perils of being too real for reality TV
One man’s mission to preserve the material culture of Kolkata’s middle class.
Such was the media blitz over Congressi chhole bature, that the grapevine says that the ruling party’s counter-fasters were strictly instructed not to be seen or photographed eating in advance. But the point at issue was just some chhole, not a banquet
Fake news, empty threats and what a summary suspension of a journalist’s accreditation could mean
The story of Cambridge Analytica is all about sovereignty, democracy and the media
Games, by Irving Finkel, is a better souvenir than the Kohinoor.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.