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Canacona Diary: A Bed On A Tree, Awash With Feni And Filter Coffee With Coconut Milk

Canacona Diary: A Bed On A Tree, Awash With Feni And Filter Coffee With Coconut Milk

11 October, 2021 Satish Padmanabhan

From food to ambience, southern Goa's pristine beaches are not only romantic but exotic in all aspects.

Mother’s Diary | Actress Supriya Pathak’s Ode To The Mother—In Her Words And Works

Mother’s Diary | Actress Supriya Pathak’s Ode To The Mother—In Her Words And Works

04 October, 2021 Supriya Pathak

The image of a mother and the role she plays in real life has gone through some drastic transformation, and that has naturally changed our way of looking at it in cinema, says actress Supriya Pathak


College Diary: Back To Campus, To Be Alive Again

A life away from the Zoom screen, crickets singing in high octave, mosquitoes buzzing at night, friends crowding for chai—the surreal feeling at a college in Pune

Tokyo Paralympics Diary: Where The Mind Shoots Straight As An Arrow

Tokyo Paralympics Diary: Where The Mind Shoots Straight As An Arrow

20 September, 2021 Harvinder Singh

“I would be lying if I said I was not gripped by fear…even the best archers have parched throats,” writes Tokyo bronze medallist Harvinder Singh.


Diary: Jangal Santhal And Kanu Sanyal Don’t Live Here Anymore…. This Is Not That Naxalbari

Yes, it’s a 180-degree turn. The BJP won this assembly seat by a whopping 58% vote—saffron and TMC flags fly everywhere. And the only Left party in the fray scored less than NOTA!

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06 September, 2021

Kabul Diary | ‘I Don’t Know What My Fate Will Be When The Taliban Come To Know About My Work’

Kabul was built, brick by brick, on hope. That was my childhood. Business was booming. Jobs were aplenty. I studied to be a doctor. Then, in 2015, the descent into hell began.


30 August, 2021

Diary: ‘Mammootty, My Boss, Looked Younger Than Me In 2001…He Still Does’

John Brittas

It’s 50 years in cinema for the perennially handsome Kerala icon. John Brittas, who saw his first Mammootty film in ’81, on how he brings method acting even to the theatre of life.


23 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Diary: 'Maje Karo,' My German Trainer Would Tell Me

Neeraj Chopra

Mental fitness is as important as pitch-perfect physical form. I managed the second—despite jet lag—only because of the year’s delay in the Olympics. And the former? Thank Klaus!


16 August, 2021

Tunisia Diary: Did Hannibal Eat Hindi And Wear a Sari?

Puneet Kundal

Hindi is a cactus fruit, chapati is a soft bread, and the sari flows from the neck down. But from Hannibal to the Arab Spring, there’s something uniquely ‘Tounsi’ about Tunisia.


09 August, 2021

Diary | When We Were World Beaters: Former India Hockey Star M.M. Somaya’s Essay

M.M. Somaya

Playing astro-turf for the first time en route to gold at Moscow 1980, on to Tokyo now…. Ex-India captain M.M. Somaya weaves back and forth across a glorious hockey history.


02 August, 2021

Diary | Gouri Amma's Many Trysts With Revolution, In The Words Of Journalist Joseph Maliakan

Joseph Maliakan

The glowing words of tribute from the Left on her demise neatly evaded the question of the Communist betrayal of Gouri Amma. But even her days in exile were no less revolutionary.


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26 July, 2021

Diary | Javed Akhtar’s Heartfelt Tribute To Bollywood Mashaal Dilip Kumar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar saheb struggling for words to say about Dilip Kumar saheb. Like a meaningful pause…as befits a man for whom only silence can be the best tribute.


19 July, 2021

Diary | I.V. Sasi, Mohanlal, Mammooty, Shakeela…How A Tamilian Fell In Love With Malayalam Movies

G.C. Shekhar

A childhood brush with a Chemmeen song, then a long erotic arc interrupted by the superstar duo M&M…and finally the present. Watching Malayalam cinema from across the Ghats.


12 July, 2021

Death Diary

Hoihnu Hauzel

Is death like sleep? From which we arise to an eternal life of the spirit? Is the body a mere prison? As familiar people vanished one by one, the simple questions turn complex.


05 July, 2021

Milkha Singh Diary

Gurbachan Singh Randhawa

'Milkha Singh was a legend and will remain a legend forever. Goodbye to my dear fellow athlete and friend,' writes Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, a contemporary of Milkha Singh and an athlete who ran in the 1960 and ’64 Olympics


28 June, 2021

Homeschooling Diary

Ravleen Kaur

Three languages in a year, meteor showers and jungle tamarind candies! Freedom and happiness in the present guide their self-learning: not strict hours or curricular structures.


28 June, 2021

Lockdown Diary

Anhad Singh


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21 June, 2021

Uncle Sam Diary

P.A. Krishnan

Not the ‘LA International Airport’ of Susan Raye fame. The only sound was of the trolley wheels. 'We are in a deep hole,' said the lady at the counter. 'How’s India doing?' Well…


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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