World  /  Published 05.09.22

Famine at the door in Somalia: UN

The United Nations says famine is at the door in Somalia with concrete indications famine will occur later this year in the southern Bay region. This falls just short of a formal famine declaration i...
By PTI in Mogadishu

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.22

Decoding hunger

Some simple truths bear repetition: climate change is real and India is going to face the brunt of its impacts in the next few decades. A recent report by the International Food Policy Research Instit...
By Sushant Khalkho

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.22

Numerical tyranny

A morning newspaper consumed with coffee can be a source of hope or a moment of despair. Of late, despair as a narrative dominates news, raising the question as to whether the citizen as a spectator h...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.22

End hunger with peace

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger. The United Nations estimates that between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020 — about 161 million more th...
By Malancha Chakrabarty

Places  /  Published 01.02.22

A peek at India’s Nehruvian past through the lens of Sunil Janah

Photographs often serve as important chroniclers of history. By bringing alive the works of photographer and photojournalist Sunil Janah (1918-2012), Making a Photograph at Experimenter attempts to ma...
By Anannya Sarkar


Opinion  /  Published 09.01.22

Blooding bigotry

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s pitch for the Uttar Pradesh elections is development, welfarism and law and order. The masthead of my newspaper today features an advertisement with photos of Narend...
By Mukul Kesavan

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Pages heaped with taste, memory and soul

When Oscar Wilde wrote, “[n]othing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul,” he may as well have been talking about food. ‘Soul food’...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.21

Skeletons tumble out

It is impossible to obliterate the truth from history. The results of the assembly elections in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu as well as the outcome of the panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh...
By Amit Sadhukhan, Jameel Barkat

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.21

Two legacies: Napoleon and Tipu Sultan

Legacies are strange beasts. Some can be completely forgotten until they are remembered. For instance, for a century no one recalled that the Spanish flu of 1918 killed more people in India than anywh...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

World  /  Published 07.09.20

Famine lurks in coronavirus ruin

The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top...
By Rick Gladstone in New York


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