Locomotif

How much does it take to be an artist under Soviet communism? Julian Barnes' exquisite portrait of a tormented musical genius

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Cover Story

Caught between the call of jihad and the politics of poverty, Sheikh Hasina is battling alone for Bangladesh. India and the West had better take notice

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Books: The MJ...

One misconception foisted by moral science classes is that we learn best from the lives of the worthy. There is at least as much, if not more, to be learned from excess...

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Open Essay

We need to redeem Bose from fairytales —and bring his remains home

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Politics

Sitaram Yechury faces his biggest test so far in deciding whether to tie up with Congress for the Bengal polls

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Society

Some women find pleasure elsewhere

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Cover Story

The romance of regression in the time of the Islamic State

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Politics

From Kerala to Himachal Pradesh, Congress is synonymous with the politics of sleaze and plunder

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Books
Get Back Jo

The Pulitzer-winning author finds a new but unstable address in her latest non-fiction work

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Books
Undercover

A vivid picture of war, diplomacy and covert action which suggests that contrary to general belief, the proverbial foreign hand doesn’t have a finger in every pie

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Cinema
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Ghayal Once Again

This movie is set in the Mumbai of today, but has an attitude that is frozen in time

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Manoj Bajpayee, whose new film speaks of the politics of homosexuality, continues to be a lone fighter in Hindi cinema

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How a group of young men recreated the superhit television show CID in a Mumbai slum

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Congress is going to be the toughest assignment so far for Prashant Kishor and his team as the party is really struggling in the perception war

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Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is no longer restricted to the affluent anymore. Some of the worst affected are those who have migrated from an active rural lifestyle to an urban sedentary job

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Small World
Amruta Fadnavis: The First Lady on the Airwaves

Maharashtra Chief Minister’s wife gets into playback singing but no lyrics with double meanings, please

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Person of the week
RK Pachauri: The Teflon Man

Accused of sexual harassment, the former TERI director general is back in the organisation with a bang

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Unreasonable
Govinda

For finding the will to apologise only on being asked to pay Rs 5 lakh

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Cover Story

There is more to the history of the Indo-British encounter than Shashi Tharoor’s polished rhetoric

Cover Story

Salman Rushdie in his new novel regains the magic as he unleashes the jinn in the War of the Worlds

Freedom Issue

Let neither fear nor community piety usurp our freedom

Cover Story

As Bihar is set to become a defining battle for Narendra Modi, Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, the political cartel of backward castes faces a mortal threat from the underdogs

History

Indian pilots spared Pakistani civilians in the 1965 war that started after a wily Zulfikar Ali Bhutto instigated General Ayub Khan to send soldiers to create trouble in Kashmir. Fifty years later, the author revisits the war for lessons learnt and tales of bravery

Cover Story
Business Profile

How a philosophical technologist shaped the arc of India’s most successful software products company

Open Essay

The old debate has taken a new twist with the publication of a new book which argues that Chinese authoritarianism is superior to Indian democracy

Cover Story

Calling for a reformation movement in Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book argues that the problem with Islam lies within

DESPATCH

Back to back arrests of three accused who had been absconding for 13 years brings one of India’s most volatile datelines back into focus. Strangely, they seem to have been right under the noses of the police all this while