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No Full Stops for Amit Shah

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On the campaign trail with Amit Shah

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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai Movie Review

This movie is a post modern homage to the 1980 film of the same name by Saeed Mirza. That film was part of the Indian New Wave of the 1970s and early 1980s and dealt, as most of those films did, with…

No Full Stops for Amit Shah

MUJHE ELECTION LADNE MEIN MAZAA AATA hai (I derive great joy in fighting elections),” Amit Shah announces in a deadpan manner as he leaves his 11 Akbar Road residence in Lutyens’ Delhi. The BJP…

The Advani Problem

The anger at LK Advani being ‘denied’ the Gandhinagar ticket notwithstanding, few know the 91-year-old had already decided to not contest. Especially after his wife died, he retreated into a shell. A…

Didi & Didis

BHARATI RAY, HISTORIAN and former Rajya Sabha member, calls her “Saudamini Sahosini”, Saudamini the Brave. Saudamini Gupta (née Khastagir), my great-grandmother, stirred a storm in the teacup of the…

Game of Thrones: One Last Time

AS A SHOW THAT captures the zeitgeist, there are few to beat Game of Thrones. Winter is coming and soon climate change will make undead of us all. Walls, however gigantic and impenetrable, are…

The Welfare War

NO ONE REALLY minds kite-flying. The idea of looking at something that flies upward even as the control string remains firmly in one’s hands comes close to pure joy. Reading manifestos of political…

The Crime That Can’t Be

IT IS COMMON knowledge that a large proportion of child sexual abuse happens within families. Imagine now such a case. A mother finds out that the father is sexually abusing their child and goes to…