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Narendra Modi 2017: Unabashedly Hindu

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Narendra Modi 2017: Unabashedly Hindu

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Naren Chandavarkar, 31, has bloodshot eyes and an unkempt beard. In a tiny Andheri (West) studio, with two doors leading to sound-treated booths, he’s seated at a table that already has, among other…

Rukh Movie Review

When this film begins, you can observe an interesting directorial style. A soft spoken man in his mid forties, or thereabout, has a quiet dinner with his wife. The couple appear to be tense, but the…

The Northeast: The Last Frontier

THERE IS A subtle battle of metaphors in Tripura, amidst a resounding ideological war. In this Left bastion, where images of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara,with his long hair and silver star-studded…

Narendra Modi 2017: Unabashedly Hindu

THE DAY AFTER DEEPAVALI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the Kedarnath shrine to Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand, exhorting a gathering of devotees to chant ‘Jai Jai Kedar, Jai Jai Baba Bhole’ along…

The New Lenins

ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago this month in a cold night, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, wearing an ill-fitting wig to disguise his identity, walked the longest distance in his life, but the storming of the Winter…

Mao Xi Deng

IT SOMETIMES TAKES a Doordarshan news anchor to show China how, despite its astonishing military and economic rise, Indians have so little interest in it. How else does one explain the calling of its…

Kerala Youth and ISIS

THE NORTH MALABAR region of Kerala has increasingly come under the radar for all the wrong reasons. Besides being the hot bed of violent political clashes between the ruling Marxists and the cadres…

Filling Up the Empty Vaults

IT IS NOT hard to find half-finished highways and roads in India. From the bends in hill states of the North to the floodplains in the East, ‘missing roads’ are for everyone to see. In the earlier…

The Indian Art of Giving

NEXT TUESDAY, October 31st, there will be an unusual auction happening in Mumbai. Works of 41 artists will be sold and the proceeds will go towards the organisation of the fourth edition of the Kochi…

The Echo of the Russian Revolution in India

THE ‘TEN DAYS that Shook the World’—to repeat the title of John Reed’s gripping account of the October Revolution—also changed India. Jawaharlal Nehru’s admiration for the Soviet Union as “A New…