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Tipu Sultan

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The untold story of Tiger of Mysore

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Once upon a Time in Assam

Zerifa Wahid, 36, a popular actor in Assam, has never had the chance to play the role of a typical mother, let alone a devilish psychopathic step-mother writhing in murderous jealousy. When Wahid…

Bihar: The Lucky Ally

On 8 November, a Congress general secretary rang a landline phone at Nitish Kumar’s residence in Patna to congratulate him on his grand victory. He asked the person on the other side to note down his…

The Intolerance Myth

Arguments have a shorter life in this country, and, invariably, they are more incendiary than insightful, more spectacular than substantial. Enters Aamir Khan, Hindi cinema’s Peter Pan with an…

On the Sultan’s Trail

In the green, hilly tracts of Kodagu, a small district in Karnataka bordering Kerala, the past is urgent, pressing. A king’s ghost has been summoned again, so his story can be rewritten to suit the…

Tipu Sultan: Noble or Savage?

In 1791, the Swami of Sringeri Math wrote to his ruler, and most generous patron, to relate a tragic tale of murder, temple destruction and violent iconoclasm. The great temple, he related, had been…

Calm After the Rage of Evil

“Paris je t’aime (Paris, I love you),” murmurs an elderly woman, as she lays a bunch of yellow flowers on the makeshift memorial near the Bataclan, the concert hall located at 50 Boulevard Voltaire…

The Deal Our Bureaucrats Deserve

There is something amazing about how India Inc is getting to become India’s Shining City upon a Hill, as the phrase goes. In welcoming the latest Pay Commission recommendations on salary hikes for…

Ghosts of the FTII Agitation

Soon after the Paris terror attacks, there was the predictable old refrain making the rounds—that if the majority of Muslims are moderate, then they must speak louder so that their voices are heard…

Facebook’s Break-Up Tool

Heartbreak and social media make for a disastrous mix. People know when their exes are online, where they’ve gone for a vacation, where they’re eating, whether they’ve moved on or not. You don’t want…

Arvind Kejriwal

It was not a picture perfect moment—he who once upon a time railed against the man of the moment, captured hugging him with a grin. When Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rashtriya Janata Dal…