Oscar Wilde
Sports  /  Published 03.05.22

In Oscar Wilde prison, Becker’s 6ft by 12ft court

The Centre Court at Wimbledon has seen some of the finest moments of Boris Becker’s life, starting with the final in 1985, when as a 17-year-old unseeded player winning the title he announced hi...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 16.12.21

The philosophy of dress

The French milliners consider that women are created specially for them by Providence, in order to display their elaborate and expensive wares. I hold that dress is made for the service of Humanity. T...
By Oscar Wilde

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

Books  /  Published 05.03.21

A glass full of green magic

By Srimoyee Bagchi

India  /  Published 24.03.19

Own clothes, jail food for Nirav

Nirav Modi will be desperately hoping he gets bail when he reappears at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on March 29 because the last five days he has spent in Wandsworth prison in southwest Londo...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 20.03.20

Dead romances as sweet as the oboe’s sound

Did International Fragrance Day — celebrated on March 21 every year — exist when Patrick Suskind, in his bestselling book, Das Parfum (1985), wrote, “Odours have a power of persuasion stronger t...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Lying as a modern art

Had Oscar Wilde been alive today, he may have felt less disappointed. When he wrote “The Decay of Lying” exactly 130 years ago, he was deeply disturbed by people, writers especially, falling into ...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 29.11.18

Oscar Wilde: Journey through the paradoxes of art and life

Oscar Wilde’s death from meningitis in Paris on November 30, 1900 is believed to have been hastened by his imprisonment with hard labour from 1895 to 1897 for “gross indecency”. He died an exile...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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