In the second and concluding part of her tribute to the tiny community of Anglo-Indians, to commemorate World Anglo-Indian Day on August 2, this columnist recaps a few slice-of-life chronicles from across Indi
The removal of the Test cricketer, and of Harsha Bhogle in 2016, as commentators and journalist Karan Thapar's boycott by the ruling party offer pertinent clues on how we suppress criticism in India
Such are the relationships, termed weak ties, that most people have missed during the lockdown, the fleeting connections of everyday life, now known as the Old Normal
"So, what's the issue, Lobo Lobo. Why aren't you a happy man? COVID-19 is on the downslide, Mr Bachchan is home and well, the IPL will be played in the desert. What ails you, tell me?"
More good news: Alfonso CuarÃÂ³n will be an executive producer on The Disciple, to sell North American rights. Why am I not surprised about Cuaron backing Tamhane?
It cannot be a math genius, a child of Saraswati, can it? So where does one locate Shakuntala Devi?
Artist Nikhil Purohit pokes the inflexible templates of arts programming and exhibition in Mumbai and around
When casual misogyny is excused and accepted as harmless, we end up damaging the very nature of our society itself
An activity I once rejected because of its gendered tutelage, has now revealed to me how women have been solving a Mathematical problem that has boggled many a mind, with needle and thread
mid-day columnist Ian Chappell, whose documentary was aired in Oz this week, is probably the most misunderstood personality in world cricket. Behind that tough exterior is a true disciple of the game.
Monologues aimed at perception control, so Indians hate other Indians, night after night, can't be worth personal fame.
Ever been told it was the most important meal of the day? That you should eat lots of protein? Here's my question back - did cavemen eat breakfast?
This columnist pays tribute to the tiny community of Anglo-Indians as they celebrated World Anglo-Indian Day on August 2
In skipping over the local media to speak to the national media and apparently attempting to reconcile Kashmir to its new political reality, Abdullah seems to have failed to win over his people
Animals and trees, I learnt, are often spiritually evolved souls, who can offer humans wisdom and guidance
A quick study, as Kangana once mastered the language of liberal critique, so she is now fluent in right-wing troll-speak: insinuating half-phrases, twisted meanings, wild suppositions, limitless resentment, an...
"Dude chill! Tigers are the poster boys of the species. People flock to Ranthambore to shoot photos of them, but you and me? We still get shooed away from under cars. There's a big difference," replied the cyn...
He decides to take advantage of this moment to attack Ayodhya. He leads a great army from the southern kingdom of Lanka to the northern kingdom of Ayodhya. He does so to defeat Ram who had killed both his gran...
As the COVID-19 pandemic pulls a near-extinct public transport fleet back to life, personal musings on some oft-boarded BEST buses
We are often told that those who don't create, tend to criticise other creators instead. I think this is a ridiculous belief
One year since my partner and I legally married, I find myself reflecting on the self-defining decisions that eventually led me to the pivotal moment and a healthy, meaningful relationship
Long before Stuart Broad, who scaled Peak 500 at Manchester on Tuesday, there was Fiery Fred, world cricket's first 300-wickets man.
I used to be a film critic in ancient times. Now you are as well. A huge relief. Never have I loved my job more ever since!
Sometimes just a simple question can wake you up. Of course, India has few Jews but that doesn't mean we haven't someone to hate.
The verdict is out: The autowallahs are the runaway winners when it comes to serial offenders with their shockingly casual attitude towards the pandemic
Since dates are accorded importance by those in power, the milestones in the Hindutvavadis' conquest for superiority and privilege may become a new template for remembering India's past
In a splendid initiative, both have an FFSI Online Film Festival, showing Indian and Asian independent films in various regional languages, with English subtitles, for free
Your relationship to cooking does become more functional and humble, but not entirely unassuming, because you wish to taste life, to matter in the world, to have expertise
"Which words specifically, Lobo Lobo? Are these words in the Shashi Tharoor lexicon or what?" I enquired
"I was elated by the news of the possibility of a Corona vaccine; it was a refreshing feeling, even if the everyday reality hadn't changed."