Apr 12, 2014 04:21 PM | 1 comment
With all the hype and media coverage around the elections and the new IPL season, this writer wakes up finding it difficult keeping the two events apart. My money’s on this. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be our next Prime Minister. Narendra Modi will l
Apr 12, 2014 04:01 PM
What is the Ananda community, and why did Elisabeth Rohm choose to play the lead in a docudrama about it? You may have noticed her in the TV series, Law and Order, which was on Indian screens not so long ago, as the idealist but go-getting Assistant Dist
Apr 12, 2014 03:50 PM
Mohammad Azharuddin is the Congress’ big gamble in rural Rajasthan. On the campaign trail with the veteran cricketer and a few other sporting heroes. It is early days still but the heat is building in this desert township. Tonk-Sawai Madhopur may n
Apr 12, 2014 03:40 PM
Nasreen Munni Kabir talks about the making of her book of conversations with Waheeda Rehman. Nasreen Munni Kabir talks to people. She has had conversations with Lata Mangeshkar, Javed Akhtar, Gulzar and A.R. Rahman. And most recently with Waheeda Rehman,
Apr 12, 2014 03:22 PM
On the perils of navigating a friendly neighbourhood cosmetic store. Here’s an intriguing question: which sane woman would voluntarily walk into a place, be subjected to a round of insults, and then quietly leave — after giving the insulters
Apr 16, 2014 12:12 PM
As a citizen of a democracy, one has not only a right to vote, but a duty to do so. If one does not, how can one possibly exercise any right to hold to account the people who represent one in Parliament or in local authorities? Anyone who is interested ...
Apr 12, 2014 03:58 PM
These three women in the electoral race have fought for change from outside the system. The exhilarating process of elections has begun. There is genuine and understandable apprehension about the future. But there is also hope. Because in this election,
Apr 12, 2014 03:54 PM | 2 comments
On uniforms and the dangers of forced conformism. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. I first came across that name through the Amar Chitra Katha. The ‘ACK’ pictorial book was then an integral part of a young mind’s reading material. From his an
Apr 12, 2014 03:43 PM | 1 comment
Sitar player Sahana Banerjee opens up about cliques, the need to keep performing, and the gender bias in music. She is perhaps one of our most accomplished sitar players, but few people know of or have had the opportunity to hear Sahana Banerjee. Besides
Apr 12, 2014 03:31 PM | 1 comment
Fifty years ago, Shyam Ahuja launched his brand of dhurries. He talks about what his plans are and why quality is more important than price. Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Shyam Ahuja was the first and last name in floor decor. This was the man
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