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Kabir Singh Movie Review

The 2012 film ‘Flight’ by Robert Zemeckis, and starring Denzel Washington, is about a badass airline pilot who crashes a plane. During an investigation, it is proved that the crash was due to…

The Doughty Dozen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a tireless campaigner with a mission: to strike a chord with the masses in as many ways as possible. As the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led federal…

JP Nadda: The Dependable

IN 2014, Jagat Prakash Nadda’s was the name tipped for the post of BJP president before Amit Shah rose on the horizon with Narendra Modi’s backing to claim the position. Shah went on to make the…

Shaming the Shamers

TO A LARGE majority of not so mentally balanced people in both countries, India-Pakistan matches in the cricket World Cup serve as the war that they have always been fighting in their imagination.…

Modi and the Other Idea of India

“ALL NATIONALISM,” THE British Marxist Tom Nairn wrote in 1975, “is both healthy and morbid. Both progress and regress are inscribed in its genetic code… That is a structural fact.” Narendra Modi is…

No to the Bungalow

Arun Jaitley might have left the Cabinet because of health reasons but he is still a senior Rajya Sabha member. He was nominated in 2018 and so has five more years. But he made a gesture not usually…

The Shape of Water

IN THE DYSTOPIAN world of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) water is a precious resource, so rare that the man, Immortan Joe, whose citadel sits atop a large aquifer, rules the wasteland. Do not become…

Open Diary

EVERY ELECTION GENERATES a wave of recriminations in the ranks of the defeated. Where and why did we go wrong? Who should take responsibility? What is the way forward? These are some of the…

Empresses of Maladies

WHAT IS IT about cancer that makes everyone confront their true selves? The malevolent twin of our good cells, the disease lurks deep in our blood, a genetic code that usually outlives death. And…

Shade in the City

I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED that every child ought to have his or her own personal tree (rather than personal trainer) to climb, to eat the fruit of, or just to sit below (or up in the branches), and even…