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Srijana Mitra Das

‘It’s about bringing a healthier, lighter meal’
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Chef Alfred Prasad, who takes charge of Oberoi Delhi’s new Indian restaurant, Omya, on reinventing Indian cuisine.

When a Hawaii-like ‘missile mistake’ may trigger a real war
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The text was apparently sent by mistake when an employee at Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency pushed a wrong button during a shift handover.

‘The internet is a Disneyland for grown-ups’
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Malini Agarwal on her latest book, being a design influencer, and the power of personality-led content

With a history edit, Censor has its ‘I’, Padmavati its release
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Padmavati CBFC nod: The filmmakers have also been asked to add a disclaimer stating that the film does not glorify the banned practice of Sati, and to make changes to Ghoomar song in keeping with the fact that Deepika Padukone plays a Rajput princess.

Web search: What we looked for in 2017
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Globally, 2017 was a year of anxieties online; perhaps that’s why searchers everywhere wanted a ‘fidget spinner’ toy or just an answer to a seemingly childish question — ‘How to make slime’.

The Year of #MeToo: How women and Internet broke the silence
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

In the US, “#MeToo” came as the tipping point after a series of events roiled public culture over gender dignity.

What US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital means
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Jerusalem is in ways emblematic of the Israel-Palestine conflict itself. At its heart lies the tussle over who gets to control the ancient city that is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians.

How assassination in Yemen opens an even deadlier phase in bloody conflict
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

On December 4, Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen, was killed on a roadside in Sanaa, the capital. What does the killing mean for Yemen and the bigger powers — Iran, Saudi Arabia, the US — engaged in a deadly battle there?

Why Donald Trump supporting Britain First is the last straw for many
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump re-tweeted three videos put out by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, a British far-right group.

How ‘complicit’ became most searched word of the year
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

‘Complicit’ has become ‘word of the year’ after it topped the online search site’s most searched-for list. Why has 2017 been so full of curiosity about being ‘complicit’?

Germany’s frozen govt: How it got here, what now
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anticipated fourth term has begun with a serious political challenge.

‘We assume greatness from men, intimacy from women’
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

About Tishani Doshi's new book Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods which talks about protests in a post-Harvey Weinstein age, on why sexism prevails in art, and a poem called Padmavati

Simply put: How Saudi-Iran conflict is playing out in Lebanon
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The battle lines are clear: the game is between Iran on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia, the United States, France and their allies on the other. Iran has received support from Russia, notably in the Syrian context.

Bengal vs Odisha: Whose rosogolla is it anyway?
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

At the end of claims and counterclaims over the origin of the rosogolla, West Bengal has gained a GI tag for its variant.

Until today, no one in Pakistan thought the powerful could be brought to justice: Salman Ahmad
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

"Sharif’s party has been seriously damaged, politically and morally but, under the constitution, it has the right to nominate a new PM and to complete its tenure until the next election. There is zero chance of an army take-over in Pakistan. The Panama Papers case now has global implications for all those who were in power and abused it for personal gain."

No tears for Ummer Fayaz
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

A human shield in Kashmir received voluble support. A slain soldier did not

‘India’s liberal class lacks the courage to speak against oneself’
Sat, May 27, 2017

Amit Chaudhuri talks to The Indian Express about Bombay, intolerance and how his latest book, Friend of My Youth, explores the city through changing times.

For India’s liberals, party is over
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Because in new India, you cannot have your communal canape and eat it too

‘Our ancient culture is a natural ally to liberalism’, says Amish Tripathi
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Writer Amish Tripathi on his new book featuring Sita as a warrior, Hindutva, elitism and plastic surgery in ancient India.

Making America hate again — on big screens near you
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

How Hollywood anticipated the diverse kinds of aggression that are currently playing out in the United States

Holi 2017: United colours of spring, and let’s not forget the bhaang and gujiyas
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

It’s a festival associated with one community but Holi and its cuisine were once owned and embraced by all.

Women’s Day at Israeli embassy is any other day 
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

“Our composition here is spontaneous,” says Kursh,“ but our foreign ministry pushes gender equality.

On the record: Europe has bad experiences with walls. We try to tear them down, says Christian Leffler
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

"There’s no doubt the Trump administration will present us with strong challenges. It’s still too early to say exactly what these will be," said Christian Leffler.

India has inspired Australia to act on black money, may demonetise: Australian envoy
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

"We are watching India closely to see if we can learn something from this process."

America’s true lies
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Donald Trump’s triumph should make America finally face a few home truths.