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Haseena Parkar Movie Review

The Hindi film obsession with Dawood Ibrahim continues unabated. His associates, his family, his ‘D Company’, his role in the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993, have all been done to death, literally and…

Newton Movie Review

Newton makes the connections between simplicity and integrity and shows how this link is the basis of the electoral process. It arrives at this deduction through an uncomplicated cinematic style, and…

The Abandoned: Why Nobody Wants the Rohingya

ON A BLOODSTAINED MATTRESS in a corner of the packed four-bed ‘Rohingya ward’ of Cox’s Bazar’s General Hospital in southeast Bangladesh lie 41-year-old Dildar Begum and her 12-year-old daughter Noor…

Rohingya: The Exodus

This is a familiar story of our times, and the dilemmas it poses are political, moral and humanitarian. It’s the story of displacement and homelessness, of defying death and being rejected. The…

Dynasty and Leadership

RAHUL GANDHI, THUS far, has not been known as a spellbinding orator or a captivating thinker. At best he has been sincere. But now he has said something genuinely interesting. The Crown Prince of the…

Of Bullet Trains and Bullock Carts

THE DILIP KUMAR and Vyjayanthimala starrer Naya Daur (1957) was one of the earliest films in Independent India to delve into the perils of industrialisation. The theme was simple if intensely…

Internal Affairs

THE UNJUSTNESS OF existence begins with the genes handed down to us. Among the many children of the same father and mother, some will be Dawood Ibrahims and others Iqbal Kaskars. Look at the photo of…

PV Sindhu: Shuttle Star

THERE IS SOMETHING poor about badminton on TV. It does not have the testosterone-fuelled theatrical flourish of say football, or the made-for-TV scale of cricket, or the kind of historical romance…

Fixing the Economy

THERE IS MUCH to be concerned about India’s economy. In the second quarter of this financial year, economic growth has sputtered to 5.7 per cent, below the psychologically important level of 6 per…

Yesudas Finally Gets His Darshan

FOR HALF A century, singer KJ Yesudas has been one of the biggest icons of Kerala. His popularity cuts across all religions and he has sung some of the greatest Hindu devotional tracks in Malayalam.…