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Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

A house for Mr Bindu

Nobody loves Bindus. It might often and rightly be said even Bindus don’t love Bindus. MahaKaljug! What has Brahmaand come to! Wake up, chew the toffee! You are being told a truth hitherto untold ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.02.19

In Bollywood: Old films cast long shadows

Bharathi S. Pradhan is a senior journalist and author...
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Books  /  Published 19.01.19

The Grim Reapers

The Karni Bharni paintings from 18th and 19th century Jain manuscripts illustrate hell with its mindboggling variety of sufferings. Karni in Hindi means deed and bharni would translate as returns. The...
By Upala Sen in

Politics  /  Published 19.01.19

BJP has treated us with dignity: Varun Gandhi

When I enter Feroze Varun Gandhi’s home in Delhi’s Jor Bagh, I can hear Vedic chants emanating from one of the rooms deeper inside the house. I can smell sandalwood and ghee too. Varun informs me ...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Heritage  /  Published 19.01.19

The diary of an unsung INA trooper

As the INA troops inched closer to India, the enthusiasm of the soldiers mounted. The journal makes a note of Netaji’s “Chalo Dilli” speech, wherein he raised the cry — Let’s march to Delhi....
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.19

Dance bars: Coconut mein morals milaake

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By Upala Sen in

Arts  /  Published 21.12.19

That Bloody Sunday, YouToo

Around the time Larry Mullen Jr started the gunfire-drum intro of Sunday Bloody Sunday at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai last Sunday, the Delhi Police were making the song real for the students...
By Sumit Bhattacharya in

India  /  Published 29.02.20

Rough Riders

A crisp winter afternoon at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). It is the first day of the year and also Derby day. The place is brimming with men and women — children are not allowed. Tweed jacket...
By Manasi Shah in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.19

Does tribal appeasement equal tribal welfare?

Deola Tulu and other villagers of Betkundri in Bengal’s Jhargram district are a satisfied lot. They are mostly Santhals. For the last six to seven years, they have experienced government munificence...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Food  /  Published 13.04.19

The humble jackfruit: Jack of all tastes

Summer is the season of fruits — the majestic mango, the translucent litchi and the outsized jackfruit. Unlike the mango and litchi, which are universally liked, opinion is sharply divided on the ja...
By Paromita Sen in


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