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Fear and Loathing in Aligarh

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Who’s Afraid of Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

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All Eyes on Raj Bhavan

From when the results started coming, even before 8 am, till the last count, Karnataka’s electorate kept former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal-Secular on tenterhooks. Will it be kingmaker…

Hope Aur Hum Movie Review

More about anxiety and regret than it is about hope, this is a deceptively simple film. On the one hand it is a film about associative memories that attach itself to machines of everyday use. Cars…

Raazi Movie Review

With the objectivity of the print and electronic media extensively compromised, Hindi cinema probably functions as the fourth estate in our body politic. Though it is fiction, movies about politics,…

Peace in the Valley

SUMMERS HAVE BEEN a fraught time in Jammu & Kashmir for almost a decade now. This year is no different. Since January, Indian armed forces have notched up a number of successes in neutralising…

Let the E-Commerce War Begin

JUST A YEAR-and-a-half ago, Sachin Bansal, the founder of Flipkart, was railing against unfair competition from foreign companies. He obviously meant Amazon, whose pockets seemed to be so unendingly…

Modi’s South Side Story

WHEN NARENDRA MODI is on the stump, no election is local. He is the kind of campaigner who makes every campaign a national referendum on the idea of Modi, which still remains an unresolved argument…

Fear and Loathing in Aligarh

IN THE SCORCHING afternoon of May 7th, speakers at what students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) now call the ‘protest site’ close to Baab-e-Syed, the imposing gateway to its 450-acre campus, hold…

All for the Sake of Nehru

LONG YEARS AGO, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.” Imagine those famous words spoken “at the…

A Question of Intent

OVER THE LAST couple of weeks in Gurgaon, there have been multiple provocations from Hindu fundamentalists to namaaz being offered in public places. First, residents of a couple of villages harassed…

Nobel Not Noble

LITERARY EVENTS SELDOM make it to the headlines or prime- time news slots. They remain confined to the last pages of magazines, and ‘special mentions’ on TV. But the recent ‘breaking news’ headline…