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Attack on an Actor

ON FEBRUARY 17TH, an actor in Kerala was abducted, molested and brutally harassed for three hours in a moving car. The sexual harassment and rape of women, irrespective of age, has become so rampant…

An American Disorder

BRUISED AND RESENTFUL, after a month- long pounding at the hands of the national media, Donald Trump went back to the campaign trail to lick his wounds on February 18th. The venue was a small airport…

Islamic State Versus Islamic Republic

IN THE MONTH of February, terrorists in Pakistan have killed over a hundred Muslims, leaving many crippled for life, in just five days. This cracks the myth that Pakistan has conquered its terror…

Night, Sea and Death

IN THE BOOK’S inner jacket, the novel has been described as ‘Little Women meets The Virgin Suicides’. In its characters and story set-up, This Wide Night does resemble Little Women, the 1900 classic…

On the Cusp of History

THREE YOUNG STUDENTS loiter at the gate, debating who should foot the Rs 15 entry fee. The matronly ticket seller (with a distinct south Indian accent) tells us, “Only garden entry. No climbing.”…

Wanted: A Lady for Aamir

If you’ve been wondering why Aamir Khan is sporting so much facial hair lately and why it doesn’t look like he’s had a haircut, it’s because he’s set to begin shooting his next film, Thugs of…

Movie Review: Moonlight

Though perched precariously on the thin blue line between sentimentality and emotional truth, ‘Moonlight’ remains a poignantly told document of the traumatizing growing up experience of so many young…

Movie Review: The Ghazi Attack

The Hindi movie search for the ideal patriotic narrative has reached a new level of absurdity. Most of the documentation on the sinking of the ‘Ghazi’, an American built submarine operated by…

Puppet Part Two

TWO MONTHS AFTER former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, the reality of exhausted possibilities in Tamil Nadu is sinking in. The state has seen one self-destructing narrative after another…