Weekend Reads
India  /  Published 08.02.20

Artful anarchist

If smiles won votes, then the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Arvind Kejriwal, would win the Delhi Assembly polls hands down. Gone are the days when Kejriwal was New India’s angry young man, with a mu...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.20

Trump. Starr. Ee i ee i o

Donald Trump has been duly acquitted in his US Senate impeachment trial and since then he has been on a rampage firing senior officials who testified against him. But wait, this is not about Trump and...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

Bijli Lagi toh main kya karoon

Some things are pre-ordained. Like bad things. Horrible things. Things you wouldn’t expect would happen to you, or around you. Hobei. I mean Cupid was Cupid but was given the shape of a cherub that ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.20

You, the people, are anti-national

Kyon? Hai naa sahi? But if you disagree tell me how so. Please explain to me. I am interested. I wish to know. How so? How so are you not anti-national? You lot? You infidels. But now, that is heresy,...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Arts  /  Published 28.12.19

What if Eklavya had disobeyed Dronacharya?

When Dronacharya asks Eklavya for his right thumb, the young man offers it readily. But despair is writ all over his face. The lights go dim, the actors on stage stand still and the audience sits in s...
By Manasi Shah in

Entertainment  /  Published 04.01.20

This time, last decade

This time, last decade: Showing sparkle and spunk as an actress with much promise, Vidya Balan who had breezed in a few years earlier with Bhalo Theko (2003) and Parineeta (2005), had joked with me, ...
By in

Technology  /  Published 04.01.20

March of the Festive Forwards

This is sometime around the last week of December. I am snuggled comfortably in layers of blankets from thick to thin. My phone is at rest too — after three continuous days of jingle bells audios, f...
By Manasi Shah in

People  /  Published 04.01.20

Mother conviction

Ami durbol er dikey (I am with the weaker side),” said Chapala Sundari Biswas, her eyes glaring and forefinger raised. The 80-year-old’s bold assertion in the face of conflict in the family over m...
By Paromita Kar in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.20

RUBY, more than a mere crossroads

In the years before my long absentia from the city, Ruby was not a thing on the map. The word’s only recall for Calcuttans was that it was the name of a fond footballer — the Bengali word for the ...
By Upala Sen in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

Main ye soch kar apne dar se utha tha

There were a fair few thoughts and musings darting about there, at that point. At that moment I got up and I thought I should go. If for no other reason, to merely alter position, from a stasis of sor...
By Sankarshan Thakur in


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