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Battle for Gujarat: Amit Shah in the Vanguard

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Battle for Gujarat

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Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Movie Review

One assumes that the point this film wants to make about arranged marriages is that though the individuals getting married may be liberal, the arrangers are invariably traditional, even regressive,…

Qarib, Qarib Singlle Movie Review

The relationship between Yogiji and Jayaji is rather formal. He speaks the language of an Urdu poet, and she is a very proper, convent educated South Indian woman. They meet on a dating site, and…

Saving the 1% from Outrage

PARADISE PAPERS’ sounds like a travel document for some destination where one can lead a life of fun and freedom. Instead, the term describes a cache of 13.4 million documents that detail the…

Between Man and God

MALOLAN BHATTACHARIAR, a well-built, 29-year-old priest with a topknot and ear studs, cannot stop talking. It has been nearly a week since he last had visitors. Other than local children who run wild…

Battle for Gujarat: Amit Shah in the Vanguard

MEET PINTU PANCHAL, A student of Nirma University in Ahmedabad, passionate and street smart enough to catch the attention of Amit Shah, who is in the vanguard of the war for Gujarat, where he and his…

The Way We See

WHEN IT COMES to a choice between what your eyes see and what the world is telling you it should see, trust yourself. This comes across forcefully in the video clip of an altercation last month…

Jerome Powell: The Dollar’s New Guardian

MONEY, LOTS AND lots of it, makes a lot of people sleepless. Indians are among the world’s worst afflicted and popular sympathy these days is inversely proportional to how high they figure on a ‘…

Take a Deep Breath and Die

OVERNIGHT, PM 2.5 and PM 10 have become household names in the national capital and adjoining states, and the doomsday scenario of dystopian fiction and films appears to be coming to life.…

Crisis, What Crisis?

LIKE A FROG in a pan of steadily heating water, millions of Americans are becoming accustomed to a degree of institutional damage that would until recently have seemed appalling to them. Mounting…

Open Diary

WHAT BEGAN AS a casting couch revelation about a famous Hollywood producer has turned into an epidemic. From the glitzy world of entertainment where these things were imagined to be widespread, the…