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50 Open Minds 2016

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The Power of Argument in 50 Portraits

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Open Minds 2016: Public Square

For a country of India’s diversity, vibrance and population, picking a few dozen names for such an honour roll is an exercise that demands a fine sense of judgment. While we strive to be objective,…

Open Minds 2016: Editor's Note

ONE OF MY favourite lines from Dostoyevsky is: ‘Beauty shall save the world.’ It is darker clouds that loom over the great Russian’s pages, and his sentences writhe in the mind’s gloomiest recesses.…

Open Minds 2016: Soft Power

Culture is often relegated to the ‘back of the book’. It isn’t politics, it isn’t the economy, so it must be unimportant. But to examine the minds in the following pages is to realise that these aren…

Strictly Business in Morocco

Katrina Kaif will not be heading to Cannes this year. The L’Oréal brand ambassador will be in Morocco instead, filming Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor. There was speculation in the industry whether…

The Man Who Knew Infinity

FOR A MATHEMATICIAN who used words as selectively as he did numbers, GH Hardy’s description of his friendship and collaboration with Srinivasa Ramanujan as ‘the one romantic incident in my life’ is…

Interpretation of a Malady

BEING DIAGNOSED with diabetes can be traumatic. The word conjures visions of lifelong restrictions on food, insulin injections and sermons on a healthy lifestyle from doctors, friends and family. My…

The Art of Pursuit at Close Quarters

IT WAS PAST 11 pm. For a change, I wasn’t among the last few to leave. The who’s who of the South Asian and international art world were all in attendance at the opening reception for the third…

The War That Made Us

SRINATH RAGHAVAN’S India’s War fills a gap in the political-military history of India, and does so magnificently. While we have several excellent histories of World War II dealing with aspects of…