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The Intimacy of Death

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And how courage can make endings happier ~ by Atul Gawande

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Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize 2014

What do we know about Richard Flanagan? Everyone had already decided the prize was going to Neel Mukherjee, British Indian writer and bookie’s favourite. But 53-year-old Flanagan became the third…

Om Prakash Chautala

This Tuesday, Panchkula in Haryana witnessed a massive traffic jam thanks to an event undertaken by Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala to campaign for his party’s candidate.…

Chucked Out

The modern offspinner, it appears, prefers full sleeves even if it is cumbersome to bowl in them on a tiring hot day in the Subcontinent. But almost all offspinners in international cricket have arms…

Trans Liberation in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is known to be a pioneer in advocating the rights of transgenders. This culture of acceptance includes a state-level welfare board for them and the incorporation of the third gender in its…

Death at the Doorstep

Recently the German publication Der Spiegel ran an interview with Peter Piot, the man who gave the name Ebola to the virus that is now witnessing its most deadly outbreak ever. Piot was in the team…

Physics Nobel Prize for LEDs

You would be hard put to find a home in a city that does not have an LED in some form or the other. It could be as a bulb, on clocks, in torches, blinking in the set top box, or in headlamps. But…

Flipside Score: Six up, Half a Dozen Down

The last time online commerce raised such furore, India was hosting the Cricket World Cup in 2011. Of course, the numbers were somewhat different, as was the context—millions clamouring for the scant…

A Bogus Chinese Dream

In the history of resistance, certain images linger. A face, anonymous, but one that has overcome fear. The lone man standing in front of a column of advancing tanks in Tiananmen Square on that…

Regaining the Past to flow into the Future

The other evening, as is my routine whenever I’m in Benares, I took a walk to the Ganga. It was twilight, and Assi ghat was full of people young and old, there just like me to mark the end of a long…

The Permanent Campaigner

If he were risk-averse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi could have let state-level leaders of Maharashtra and Haryana or the BJP president lead the campaign in these two states going to the polls on 15…