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Three slow pieces

One day last summer, I was sitting in the shade of an old fig tree and reading the last few pages of The Waves. It was just before lunch, and I was reading slowly so that the book did not end too soon. There were mountains all around me — jagged and rocky, with a thin covering of grass and st...   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Famous lives
Sir — Lance Armstrong is famous as a seven-time Tour de France champion (“Man on a cycle”, Aug 26). ...  | Read.. 
 
Curtain call
Sir — A glorious chapter in Hindi cinema has come to an end with the death of the distinguished act ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

TEA FOR TWO

only a democratic form of government permits this. In India, what is noticeable at the moment is the complete absence of dia...   | Read..
 

DARK TO LIGHT

Reflexes leave no space for thought. A sudden increase in preventable disease, for example, invariably sets off a cascading r...   | Read..
 
CHINA DIARY
 
Birds, Bees and Toys
Here’s a report from a local daily: a statue of two pigs has become the centre of internet gossip in Zhengzhou, the capital o...  | Read.. 
OPED
Fifty shades lighter than grey
Critics and fans of the Hindi film industry — Indian cinema reportedly turns 100 this year — have often wrongly credited Shah Rukh Khan with pioneering the concept of the anti...  | Read.. 
 
That florid face
In the 1980 Hindi film, Dostana, a feisty Zeenat Aman grabs a smart alec who was teasing her by the scruff of his neck and drags him to a police station. Amitabh Bachch...  | Read.. 
 
Good, bad and phony
When a film industry grows a hundred years old, one wonders what kind of images it has sown into the minds of its audience. Pondering this makes me return to my own experience...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. — AMBROSE REDMOON