New Year 2018 Double Issue

New Year 2018 Double Issue

S Prasannarajan | Swapan Dasgupta | Tunku Varadarajan |  PR Ramesh | TCA Raghavan | Somak Ghoshal | Amrita Narayanan

Editor's Note: Populism and Storytelling ~ by S Prasannarajan
Why Modi is still compelling.

Open Diary ~ by Swapan Dasgupta
The trouble with trade talks, European attitudes towards the Modi dispensation, Christmas as a food festival and the rise of rightwing intellectual spaces.

The Winning Ways of Modi ~ by PR Ramesh
Are we moving towards a Congress-less federation?

The Softer Savarkar ~ by TCA Raghavan
When he believed that Muslims were as good as Hindus in the liberation struggle.

The Self Portrait of a Cricket Fan ~ by Tunku Varadarajan
A Game in Memory.

Is Art Priceless? ~ by Somak Ghoshal
When beauty goes under the hammer.

The Uses of the Erotic ~ by Amrita Narayanan
Saving sensuality in the age of techno-porn.

Everyone Loves a Good Serial Killer ~ by Shylashri Shankar
The dark heroes of popular culture.

A conversation with Salman Rushdie ~ by S Prasannarajan
‘There is Nothing Endearing About the Present Reality’

The Dyeing Art of India ~ by V Shoba
Colour is destiny.

What Does the Indian Gut Reveal About Indians? ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai
The outsiders inside us.

The Second Life of Royal Enfield ~ by Aresh Shirali
The cult of the Bullet.

In Search of the Perfect Indigenous Aphrodisiac ~ by Ullekh NP
Smell the beetle and play.

A Personal Journey Through the Mental Map of Bharat ~ by Rahul Pandita
Scaffolding in the South

Beauty of the Beast ~ by Aditya Iyer And Rohit Chawla
A ringside view of lions in their natural habitat at the Maasai Mara is a privilege that borders on the profound.

‘Can't Take This Shit Anymore’ ~ by Upamanyu Chatterjee
A Short Story

Anywhere is Another Place ~ by Pritish Nandy
A poem.

End-of-Year Epiphany at the Holiday Inn ~ by Tishani Doshi
A poem.

The Last Page ~ by Saurabh Singh
In a Future Not So Very Far From Now.