Hanif Kureishi’s sharp new novel is not only a riff on the Naipaul-French saga, but also an exploration of his own fascination for writers and their habits
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She was not an actress; her greatest performance was in playing herself: Suchitra Sen, the luminous superstar.
When Najaraus, HIV-negative, met Maitri, HIV-positive
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Inside the ladies’ compartment of the Mumbai local is a world that is both strange and familiar, compassionate and vicious; where lives are saved by generous hands.
Good doesn’t necessarily follow from blackening someone’s face, even if it appears to be deserved
Sometimes, to kick someone out of your life, it takes an unforgiveable transgression
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Driven out of Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims have become the nowhere people of Asia
Deal makers, king makers and wannabe kings are at play
A badly conceived regulator would serve no purpose in this crucial sector
Cases against Lalit Modi and N Srinivasan remain unresolved as the IPL kicks off another season with a colourful auction
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Strains of rock music have begun to waft across the gullies of Nizamuddin that usually reverberate with qawwalis
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An Old Delhi neighbourhood full of highly skilled craftspeople struggles to survive, to keep some fragment of its poetry in a city whose priorities are far more prosaic.
Acquiring a taste for theatre at the International Theatre Festival of Kerala
In her new book, Russian-American writer Masha Gessen puts the spotlight on the spirit of defiance that marks Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot
American nationalism and biopics dominate this year’s Academy Awards
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A new study finds that becoming a dad lowers one’s testosterone level
A drive against youngsters smoking marijuana takes a bizarre turn
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Gulaab Gang director Soumik Sen denies that his film is based on the real life Gulabi Gang
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It is a nice camera. But with a bundled wide-angle zoom lens, it is a great buy too
Offers great sound and seamless connectivity with all the new entertainment boxes
Here’s an iPad killer that’s really worth waiting for
If you are looking to upgrade your iPod Touch, this is the best option going.
If you own 3D films and are okay with 3D glasses, you should go for this projector.
It is still not cheap, but it is lighter, thinner and also a lot smarter.
If Hulk Hogan had a hard disc drive, this would probably be it.
A convenient 10 megapixel camera with full HD capability and long battery life.
A combination of its Bold 2 and Storm 2 models, it has touch as well as qwerty.
It’s almost as fast as an SSD, and retains the large capacity of a rotating hard disc.
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Tamil sub-nationalism and political opportunism over Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination
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Dravidian pride returns to rule Tamil Nadu politics