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Stream of New Consciousness: India Joins Online Revolution in Entertainment

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As Netflix and Amazon expand into local markets

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The Frisson Isn’t the Same

THE FIRST TIME I cried watching a film, I knew nothing of dignity. Yours truly had bawled, acquiring nuisance value enough to be evacuated from the hall in parental arms. It was a movie called Maa…

Team 2019

WHEN BJP PRESIDENT Amit Shah went into a huddle on a mid-August afternoon for over two hours at 11, Ashoka Road with 30 other party leaders, including Union ministers, it was clear that he meant…

‘To Somehow Shut Me Up’

Gauri Lankesh tirelessly reached out to a wide variety of people. She reached out to the Maoists who had taken to the path of violence in fighting injustices, and convinced many of them to lay down…

Being Kangana

SHE IS FIERCE and outspoken. She does not accommodate outsized egos and gives the appearance of a bull in the delicate china shop of Bollywood, willing to call out people for who they are, be it…

The Winner Takes All…the Risks

IN THE LATEST annual report of Berkshire Hathway, the greatest investor of our times Warren Buffett writes about his criteria for buying businesses: ‘We will not engage in unfriendly takeovers. We…

Bad News from Kimdom

AT KIM JONG-UN’S age, any normal person would either be busy fending for himself in the world or trying hard to build a career. But Kim, who is yet to touch 40, is busy playing a dangerous game with…

Do Litchis Really Kill?

FOR MANY YEARS now, in several districts of Bihar—Muzaffarpur in particular—a mysterious ailment has been killing children under the age of 15. Most of these children are reportedly well in the…

The End of an Opinion

OPINION HURTS. It unsettles belief systems built on comforting certainties. It questions ideas aspiring to be the only truth, or the only necessary truth. It challenges, ridicules, belittles,…

Mumbai Notebook

THE SHIV SENA may have officially changed Bombay’s name to Mumbai over 15 years ago, but the two still co-exist as they did before. They may live together in the same physical space, but they are two…