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Movie Review: Moonlight

Though perched precariously on the thin blue line between sentimentality and emotional truth, ‘Moonlight’ remains a poignantly told document of the traumatizing growing up experience of so many young…

Movie Review: The Ghazi Attack

The Hindi movie search for the ideal patriotic narrative has reached a new level of absurdity. Most of the documentation on the sinking of the ‘Ghazi’, an American built submarine operated by…

Puppet Part Two

TWO MONTHS AFTER former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, the reality of exhausted possibilities in Tamil Nadu is sinking in. The state has seen one self-destructing narrative after another…

The Incompatibles

THE INTERMINABLE sprawl of the Infosys campus perched on the edge of Bengaluru has set many precedents. It was here that the idea of an IT park, with all the amenities we have come to associate with…

The Difficulty of Letting Go

NOBODY WANTS TO be NR Narayana Murthy right now. Not that there is any dearth of empathy with the infotech magnate whose eminence takes up space by the gigabyte on the internet. Must a man who had…

The Return of Ideology

THE NEWS FROM the afterworld is alarming, unless you are a Trumpian cheerleader or some other variation of the nativist. In this world, the struggle for ‘Greatness’ and ‘Firstness’ eclipses the last…

A Cry in the Wilderness

ON MAY 1ST last year, Nathu Lal died of starvation. It was a cruel summer’s day and drought had ravaged the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh. Nathu Lal left his home in Mungus village, Banda…

The Worst Ejects the Best

IF WE TAKE a bird’s eye view of our higher education system, we quickly discover that it is a very complicated one. We have over 33,000 institutions, which train close to 20 million people. The…

Sandeep Das: Sing Me Home

“THERE IS NO east or west. It is a globe.” I don’t know if this is an original quote. But there is a moment in Morgan Neville’s documentary The Music of Strangers, which tells the story of the band…

Blind Faith in Cricket

IN THE RECENTLY-CONCLUDED T20 World Cup for blind cricketers, which India won for the second time in a row by defeating Pakistan in the final, one particular individual was a regular feature in the…