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Love Sonia Movie Review

This is a brutally honest film about the local and international sex trade that will leave you numbed and depressed for hours. Powerfully made, with an ensemble cast whose performances are extracted…

Manmarziyaan Movie Review

The title of this film is a concoction of the words ‘mann' and ‘marzi', and it is clearly a description of the ‘free-spirited' temperament of the lead character in the movie. Rumi says and does what…

India 2018: A Love Story

IT WAS SOMETIME in November 2015, as the air began to grow cold in Kolkata, that Suchandra Das, riding pillion on a motorcycle, began to grow red with a warm thought. Till today she can’t explain why…

Holy Shame

CRACKS ON THE rock of Peter reveal an ugly beast: the sexual predator, the paedophile priest, still protected by the robe. Headlines multiply, but only reluctantly has the papacy woken up to the…

Roots and Rights in Assam After the NRC

‘PROBABLY THE MOST important event in the province during the last 25 years—an event, moreover, which seems likely to alter permanently the whole feature of Assam and to destroy the whole structure…

Not A Matter of Faith

KERALA IS UNIQUE in being the only the state on the Indian mainland where the Catholic Church exercises real political power, something which it hasn’t shied from wielding. Parties are naturally wary…

iHealth

THE APPLE WATCH, for all its success, ever since its release and across its various iterations, has been a somewhat confusing piece of technology. What is its purpose really? Is it a fashion…

Eurasian Axis 2.0

SIBERIA IS WITNESSING a warm wave of a different kind these days. Russia, China and Mongolia—three key states that together span the vast expanse of Eurasia—are engaged in a massive war game that…

The Shadow of the Great Recession

HAVING BEEN ASKED by the Parliamentary Estimates Committee to give his views on the never- ending problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans on the books of Indian banks, former RBI…

Indraprastha

IN HIS LONG career, Jagmohan has worn many hats: a civil servant, Lt Governor of Delhi and Goa, later, Governor of J&K, Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. Besides, he is a celebrated…