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Vijay Singh

Singh is a journalist, writer and filmmaker living in Paris

From reality to dream and back, with Jean-Claude Carrière
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

Collaborator of cinematic geniuses like Luis Bunuel, Jacques Tati, Peter Brook and Abbas Kiarostami, the late screenwriter was a remarkable storyteller.

French state school today is an incarnation of its secular tradition
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

The state school is the incarnation of France’s proud secularism. But the institution and the nation need to find a language that embraces all.

In Paris, an Indian filmmaker sees the lockdown bring fear, music and tragedy
Sun, May 10, 2020

In his lockdown diary, Vijay Singh notes his daily 8 pm ritual: applause for healthcare workers, as his penthouse neighbour plays music, as well as how the pandemic snatched away the life and dreams of a fellow Indian in Paris

Discovering the Indian soldiers in World War I who were cared for in France
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Between the hostess (French women) and the hosted (fatigued Indian soldiers) — both victims of the same solitude — relationships bloomed.

To target Romila Thapar is to target a new way of asking questions and writing history
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

The truth is that, regardless of the governments in power, universities need academic freedom to flourish, they need fresh air.

Last wrangle in Paris
Sat, May 06, 2017

Once upon a time, presidential candidates making election speeches spoke of lofty ideals, their vision of history and the world

Mandate for spin doctors
Wed, Oct 06, 2004

The mazdoor Shiv Sena leader from Central Mumbai’s Mazgaon constituency, Bala Nandgaonkar, was once a private security guard. He mingle...

But in Mumbai, queues for Iraq jobs aren’t getting any shorter
Fri, Jul 23, 2004

Despite the serious threat to life, numerous jobs-seekers in India are still trying to get placements in Iraq. Many of them make their way t...

Squatters, leopards: Who’s straying?
Tue, Jun 29, 2004

Jungle vs concrete jungle. This is the battle Mumbai’s losing; this year alone, 14 residents were prey to leopards forced to forage out...

Wounded in Basra, no regrets: high risk means high perks
Thu, May 06, 2004

The recent flurry of ‘‘statements of concern’’ from different branches of the Government over the presence of Indians wo...

Last camp in a lost world
Mon, Mar 22, 2004

Eighty five-year-old tribal, Batu Narbaji, is a little surprised to see two strangers from Mumbai in his village, Bharad, by the banks of th...

IIT-Bombay to raise Rs 15 lakh for Dubey family
Thu, Jan 15, 2004

Satyendra Kumar Dubey — an engineer with the golden-quadrilateral highway project — couldn’t have been bought over if the wor...

Thank Telgi for that long queue
Tue, Jan 13, 2004

The wait to buy stamp paper is cruelly long for 76-year-old M.K. Trivedi at the General Stamp Paper Office here.For hours, a long line of pe...

In Mumbai cerebral corner, love for wild cat at its best
Thu, Nov 27, 2003

It's killed 11 Mumbai residents swiftly and silently in 23 attacks this year. Awed, but not shocked, some of Mumbai’s best student brai...

Preliminary probe blames brake failure
Mon, Oct 20, 2003

A preliminary probe into an incident at Mumbai airport in which an Indian Airlines (IA) plane entered a runway at the same time as an Air Sa...

Leopards cross over from park to urban jungle
Wed, Oct 15, 2003

All of last fortnight, residents say, stray dogs in the upmarket north-east suburb of Powai behaved in a strange manner. Numbering over 30, ...

Did pilot avert collision?
Tue, Oct 07, 2003

It was announced as a routine ‘‘technical snag’’, which somehow made an Indian Airlines plane go off the runway at Mumba...

Tourism in time of terror: India in Top Ten
Mon, Sep 29, 2003

First, the jocular travellers’ tale: tourism in India took a nosedive as globe-trotters covered their noses because of the SARS scare a...

He sells sea shells out of museum
Wed, Sep 24, 2003

This little private marine museum tucked away in a corner of Diu used to be known for its collection of corals and rare sea shells. Last wee...

Net bugs now head for your mobiles
Thu, Sep 18, 2003

They aren’t here yet, but computer experts have warned that Internet viruses and worms are heading for your cellphone. ‘‘We s...

New rules in cyber cafes after blasts
Fri, Aug 29, 2003

There's a tussle at the entrance of most cyber cafes lately. Beena Nair, an executive, was in for an unpleasant surprise yesterday evening w...

At cops’ hunting ground, long wait
Thu, Aug 28, 2003

Around 70 km out of Mumbai, on the Nashik highway, most residents of this village need not have to be told that they have to come home early...

Name gets band out of I-Day concert
Sat, Aug 16, 2003

A rock music band named ‘‘Moist Vagina’’ but later renamed ‘‘Chaos Theory’’ has been debarred from p...

‘Landslide site least suspect’
Wed, Jun 25, 2003

Railway authorities today said that the site of the landslide near Rajapur station on the Karwar-Ratnagiri sector of Konkan Railway — t...

Investors cry over DSJ’s many loss-making stories
Mon, Jun 09, 2003

Your companies have been liquidated? Get a new name, and a new start. The Dalal Street Journal (DSJ) group’s founder, Vijaysingh B Pado...