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Their own persons

Three stalwarts of the National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee are with us today. And are yet far. They are Atal ji himself, George Fernandes and Jaswant Singh.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Without an iota of hate

Although the National Democratic Alliance government predictably defeated the no-confidence motion against it, it did not do so well in the war of values
Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Plastic free; Thrilling game; Parting shot

Plastic free

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Thrilling game

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Parting shot

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Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hashtag: Talk to Me, I am Human

But will you? Are you willing? Do you wish to? What about? Should I be afraid? Should I be pleased? Should I be apprehensive about it or should I await it? Your talking to me? What will you tell me?
LAZY EYESankarshan Thakur Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Menu in P'cherry, French cries

Allez Fraaaaanceeee!...Allez Les Bleus!!... Allez Parissssss!!! The chants filled the beach, pubs and restaurants of Pondicherry on the night of the Fifa World Cup finals.
Tauhid Khan Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

The colour black; Race to the finish; The whitewash

The colour blackRace to the finishThe whitewash
IRONIESUpala Sen Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

The power of satire

Milan Kundera once spoke of the importance, for subjects of a totalitarian regime, of 'the struggle of memory against forgetting.' As important, to the citizens of a (professedly) democratic regime, is the struggle of satire against power. Rahul Gandhi has been the butt of jokes ever since he entered politics, and, more recently, Narendra Modi has found himself mocked in private, on social media, and in print. His frequent references to himself in the third person, the astonishing suit with his name on it which he wore when meeting Barack Obama, and his tendency to clasp foreign leaders in close, crippling hugs have all attracted a flood of jokes, both visual and verbal.
POLITICS AND PLAY - RAMACHANDRA GUHA Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Much to celebrate

As Americans started slowly moving on from the revelry of the Independence Day of the United States of America, it was time to celebrate the French Independence Day. Millions of people around the world, French and otherwise, celebrate Bastille Day, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution. Last year, President Donald Trump visited Paris for the Bastille Day celebrations, as the day marked a year since a terrorist attack shook the nation and caused the deaths of more than 80 people.
Suhashini Sarkar Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

The cryptic mind of the artist

Memory as Practice, Memory as Ethics; Bringing South Asia together in Kolkata, (June 23-July 21) at Ganges Art gallery and curated by Kurchi Dasgupta and Amritah Sen, one needs an artist's statement of some kind, to make sure that one is not barking up the wrong tree while reviewing a show. There are 13 artists from eight countries here.
VISUAL ARTS - Soumitra Das Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Under watch

Swapnasandhani staged an adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 this summer. Considering the group's reputation rests primarily on plays questioning the State machinery, the choice seemed pretty obvious. For a change, Swapnasandhani roped in Debesh Chattopadhyay to script and direct 1984.
THEATRE - Anshuman Bhowmick Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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