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Ranveer Singh: A Hero of Our Time

Cover Story

The man, the manner, the magic

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State of Play

When it comes to the question of legacy in Indian football, most enthusiasts draw a blank. However a quick glance through the archives reveals details that are quite unexpected. It’s hard to believe…

Colour of Terror

A WHITE bigot went on a madness rampage this week—March 15th, 2019—in a fatefully named city called Christchurch in New Zealand: Australian White supremacist Brenton shot down 49 people who had…

Milan Talkies Movie Review

This is a film about the relationship between life experiences and the making of movies. Set in Allahabad, it is clearly a very personal film by director Tigmanshu Dhulia. He was born and raised in…

Boeing 737 Max 8: Crash Course

EVERY AIRLINE DEATH is tragic but the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash has quickly turned from a local accident to something with far- reaching global ramifications. This is the second time in five…

Face the Music

IT STARTS WITH A thump, a big electronic drumbeat that gets louder and quicker as the track progresses. The music goes on, one ear-shattering beat after another, building into a frenetic crescendo.…

Opportunity Versus Outcome

ADDRESSING FEMALE students in a college in Chennai, Rahul Gandhi said that he thought, “In general, women are smarter than men”, and drew immediate applause. But there is simply no evidence for such…

Ranveer Singh: A Hero of Our Time

JUST BEFORE he turned 20, Ranveer Singh found himself performing to a classroom packed with college students in the US. It was an acting class he had signed up for at Indiana University, and the…

Nationalism: Right on Time

ON FEBRUARY 14TH, at a post-lunch meeting in Delhi between top leaders from the BJP and a handful of advertising wunderkinds, there was a sense of urgency. They quickly got down to discussing ways to…

Ranveer Singh: The Hybrid Star

THERE’S A memorable but somewhat rude dialogue in Anurag Kashyap’s guns-on-the-Ganga epic, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), that articulates India’s twin obsessions with cinema and its heroes: ‘Sab saale…