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Entertainment  /  Published 10.11.18

Why is Salman irked by Arjun and Malaika?

Or, is it because Salman didn’t expect his protégé, who once dated his sister Arpita (when both were young, nice and plump) to get seriously involved with his bhabhi? That shouldn’t matter eithe...
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Entertainment  /  Published 13.04.19

When Alia stumped Papa Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is such a surprise package that she managed to zap even her father. When he saw the exquisitely picturised Ghar more pardesiya from her new film Kalank, Mahesh Bhatt sat up and asked, “Wh...
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Culture  /  Published 06.04.19

Heritage feritage: Calcutta wakes up

Sometimes a hashtag is all it takes to wake up slumbering beauties. Who knows when Calcutta had receded from India’s heritage map. Visitors to the city would salute the Victoria Memorial, the Howrah...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Ringside at a battle over 'shuddh' Hindi

I had a linguistics conference to attend in Wardha, Maharashtra. I took a cab from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. For the next hour, the national highway tore through the biceps and ...
By Abahan Datta in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

What was there in Erdogan's dustbin?

Less than a fortnight ago, here’s what was recovered from the waste bin of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan — a letter. The missive contained the exhortation: “Don’t be a tough gu...
By Upala Sen in

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Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

Let us go then you and I etherised

History has a dustbin, we have been reliably told, although what is reliable and what is not is difficult to tell in these times. But in these times we have no choice either. We are told what we are t...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

What we the People did to you the People

We are here. Now. At this time. At this moment. A million years years later, how would they know what happened here? What happened now? What happened to us? What was done to us? What happened to other...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Odisha  /  Published 13.10.18

Kandhamal needs to be exorcised of communal past

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Some say I have a nuisance value: Swara Bhasker

Actors, more often than not, talk to the media when they have to promote a soon-to-be-released film or when they are endorsing a brand. Ask them about an issue with political undertones or social conc...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Heritage  /  Published 29.09.18

Mahatma Gandhi doesn’t live here anymore

In the book, The Oxford India Gandhi, there is a reference to how erstwhile Bengal chief minister, the late Jyoti Basu, came calling on the Mahatma here. The excerpt reads: “...We said we were Commu...
By Manasi Shah in


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