The writer is Associate Editor.
With 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Harari focuses on the hectic moment between the remote past and the distant future — the present day and tomorrow’s world, a confused interregnum in which nothing seems to make sense, and the screens of the phones we are riveted to hold no answers.
Khashoggi’s killing threatens to upset the global order, in India the top news still concerns gender
The #MeToo wave has swept away India’s most known comedy group and created a new, potent platform of protest.
A vivid exploration of lives in the postwar decades that reaffirms how political violence never really gets a neat closure.. Ondaatje calls it warlight, and he strikes the flame by rubbing the strands of destiny together, illuminating a world deeply connected by a history of political violence.
The tremendous oracular value of science fiction. It has had tremendous oracular value, but unfortunately, science fiction's most popular works predict dystopias.
The quiz element is comparatively small in comparison to the informational material, making up about a third of the book.
POTUS attempts to defend Brett Kavanaugh, farmers are forcibly stopped from entering Delhi and logic leaks out from fuel price regulation policies.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 has been awarded to three scientists who have accelerated and directed the creative power of evolution by putting “Darwin in a test-tube”.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2018: James P Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan have been awarded for developing a paradigm-breaking cancer therapy.
Of the SC Aadhaar verdict that raised hopes, Brett Kavanaugh’s old dates, and how POTUS gets laughed at in the UN General Assembly
Two photo books attempt to capture the spirit of a city that has always been vibrantly alive.
How POTUS brought good cheer to hurricane victims in North Carolina and a Bengal minister’s offer to administer fractures at a gathering of disabled people.
When Serena Williams was right in principle but not on the particulars, and who helped the kingfisher fly
Some hope of a better life for the LGBTQ community in India, perhaps a prayer for the “Urban Naxals”, and the siege within the POTUS palace
Perhaps, popular fiction and sci-fi films should show how political systems and not the many cameras that surveil society is the enemy.
Chinmay Tumbe’s debut book traces the history of migration in India and locates it in the immediate socio-cultural context of the times.
Anti-nationals have graduated to Urban Naxals, the tough tonic of notebandi which didn’t cure black money and why POTUS hates Google
Former POTUS lawyer Michael Cohen admits hush money to women as Trumped-up charge and Kerala’s beef with a Harvard professor
Could it be the ultimate unknowable?
These were stories of homecoming, by a writer who was uneasy in his ancestral home. Such uneasiness about one’s cultural moorings may be seen as an act of assertion, of the need for the writer’s identity to be rooted only in the self.
"There is probably no heaven and afterlife either. I think belief in an afterlife is just wishful thinking. There is no reliable evidence for it, and it flies in the face of everything we know in science," Stephen Hawking wrote.