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Modi and Trump: Strongmen at Work

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Modi and Trump pursue the art of the deal

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Comic as Sage

The Israeli writer David Grossman’s exquisitely crafted new novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, is set at a tatty little club in Netanya, a small coastal city sandwiched between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Here…

Standoff in Sikkim

IN THE DAYS after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned from his successful visit to the US, a new crisis began to emerge in Sikkim. There, near the tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China, the…

No Holds Barred

THE ARM, REGARDED by many as the strongest right arm in Delhi, perhaps even across the country, is bent and supple today: at its other end, it has the lightest of things, a cellphone. Just a few…

Rising Prince

‘BETWEEN THE IDEA. And the reality. Between the motion. And the act. Between an old father’s love. And a young son’s desire for power’, to misquote TS Eliot, ‘Falls the shadow.’ And there don’t come…

The Boredom of Crowds

SALMAN KHAN HAS had his first flop after a long time and there is no mystery to it. People will swallow anything from a superstar, but not excruciating boredom. If Tubelight had been made as an Indie…

Modi and Trump: Strongmen at Work

IN THE 24 HOURS after Narendra Modi made his third visit to the United States as Prime Minister, the mainstream American media, inclined always to offer patronising lessons in journalism to media…

Truth Beyond the Brotherhood

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP made it known during his presidential election campaign that he likes India and Indians. Yet, in office, Trump has taken a series of steps in the immigration and trade…

Instinctively Together

A SONG FROM A Yash Chopra film is playing at Tandoori Inn, an Indian cuisine restaurant in Tel Aviv’s upmarket Dizengoff Square: ‘Humko hami se chura lo, dil main kahin tum basa lo (Steal me from…

Hay Notebook

THE HAY FESTIVAL preceded the UK’s general election by a few days, so chronologically speaking, this column should have appeared before the last one which was about Theresa May’s shock results and…

Indraprastha

NO, IT WASN’T racism that saw the ejection of the Meghalaya nanny, Tailin Lyngdoh, enjoying a quiet meal with her employers and a few others in the dining hall of the upper-crust Delhi Golf Club. At…