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Opinion  /  Published 22.11.20

Fiction as fact: Five futuristic titles

By 2025, if not earlier, I expect five major titles dominating the world of books. Coming under the category of fiction, they will all be products of the pandemic and its biggest fallout — fear....
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Books  /  Published 31.07.20

Something rotten about the business of odour

Science tells us that evolution has programmed the human mind to dislike certain odours. This explains our aversion to the smell of rotten food or foul chemicals. But biology is not the only thing tha...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

World  /  Published 28.07.20

US agents use tear gas on protesters

A night that started with a reported shooting and a bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails amid a peaceful protest — morphed into an intense early morning confrontation betw...
By AP in Portland, Oregon

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.20

Courage, dear heart

Undoubtedly, 2020 is the year of the coronavirus and its officially accepted intent of annihilating the human species. It is also the year after scientists formally announced the decisive commencement...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.19

After Pulwama, a writer's dilemma

In 1940, George Orwell wrote an essay titled, “My Country Right or Left”. Britain and Germany were at war, the Luftwaffe was battering London, and the detached, sceptical writer was giving way to ...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.19

Gandhi versus Lenin

I have been reading the diaries of the diplomat, Ivan Maisky, who served as Soviet Russia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1932 to 1943. A scholar of history and philology, a fluent speaker o...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Technology  /  Published 31.12.19

Tech march, its Orwellian fears

When we corked open the champagne on January 1, 2010, we believed technology was a force leading us to a digitally enabled Promised Land. In the bright future that beckoned, all the world’s knowledg...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.06.19

Amit Shah's Orwellian perspective on cricket

Sport, George Orwell had observed famously, is similar to war sans the shooting. It appears that the Union home minister, Amit Shah, shares the Orwellian perspective on cricket. In a congratulatory tw...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Orwellian 'doublethink': a concept for our times

Sir — The article, “Occupational hazard” (Aug 19), reminded me of George Orwell’s concept of ‘doublethink’. For Orwell, political vocabulary often harbours a contradictory tone. Facts are ...
By The Telegraph in


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