Friday, Jun 09, 2023


How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

14 February, 2022 Kajri Jain

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’

Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

07 February, 2022 Nalin Mehta

New book throws light on the time when Nehru and Rajendra Prasad tackled growing concerns over ‘anti-India’ activities of missionaries

Freeze Frames: A Wanted Dacoit, A Fading Dhrupad Legend And Smouldering Ayodhya

The stories behind some of the most iconic photographs by Prashant Panjiar.

Not Their Land: A Lesson In Raj Chicanery

Not Their Land: A Lesson In Raj Chicanery

11 October, 2021 Manu S. Pillai

In this excerpt from his new book, Manu S. Pillai recounts how the British, through deceit and ill will, tried to unseat the ruler of Baroda. When their plot was picked apart by the maharaja’s British lawyer, they fell back on outright racism to have their way.

Crouching Tigers

Ghee Bowman brings to light the forgotten story of an Indian force’s role in the Battle of France and their fighting withdrawal through Dunkirk. In this excerpt, individual units arrive in northern France and take their positions, awaiting the Wehrmacht onslaught.

17 May, 2021

Mortar Beneath Fissures

Pradeep Gupta

Polarisation—grimy, often tugging at base prejudices—is the political challenger’s final resort before elections, argues psephologist Pradeep Gupta in his new book. Excerpts:

19 April, 2021

Who Is The Mother Of Your Prakrit?

Peggy Mohan

The story of Indian languages has been the story of miscegenation, of the ­mixing of language blood-groups

09 November, 2020

The Assertion Of Hindi

Shashi Tharoor

The threat of Hindi imposition, the failed three-language formula, a perceived, deeper design and a likely solution

08 June, 2020

Nearly His Own Man

Kamlesh Sutar

A gripping, behind-the scenes account of political machination and high intrigue. The objective: power in Maharashtra

09 March, 2020

Vavar, Mahishi, And The Trail Of Blood

Devdutt Pattanaik

Indic religions, including Hinduism, privileged the male over the female in their quest for liberation. Sabarimala, its layered history steeped in inclusion, typifies this.

16 September, 2019

Seths Underwrote The Company Raj

William Dalrymple

Not just by shrewd manipulation or by force of superior arms, the East India Company’s empire was erected by the expert harnessing of the strings of an oceanic Indian credit


05 August, 2019

That December Heat

Sheila Dikshit

The late Delhi CM on why she took the Nirbhaya blame on the chin

22 April, 2019

Jallianwala Massacre: Broken Toys At Baisakhi Fair

Mulk Raj Anand

In an extract from a novel, taken from an anthology published on this centenary year of the Jallianwala massacre, Mulk Raj Anand sketches the tense, rumour-filled, febrile atmosphere in Amritsar, and the epiphanic glow of a boy’s patriotism

18 March, 2019

'The Verdict': Turnout Of Women Voters Will Be More Than Men In 2019 Polls

Prannoy Roy

India’s pioneering psephologists slice through the clutter with some revelations: women voter turnout will be higher than men in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

18 March, 2019

In India, Women Are A Distinct And Independent Vote Bank: Exclusive Extract from 'THE VERDICT' by Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy

To emphasise how important the male vote is to the NDA: if no women, only men had voted in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA would have won by an enormous landslide with 376 seats. However, if no men, only women had voted, the NDA would have won 265 seats—which would have been seven seats short of the majority mark.

18 March, 2019

'EVMs Are Tamper, Hack-Proof': Exclusive Extracts From 'THE VERDICT' By Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala

Most of the criticism of EVMs appears to stem from a knee-jerk mistrust of technology. The authors have studied and analysed EVMs across India first-hand for years, ever since they were first introduced; and feel completely confident that they are tamper- and hack-proof, and cite their reasons for it.

18 March, 2019

21 Million Eligible Women Will Not Vote In 2019: Exclusive Excerpts From 'THE VERDICT' by Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy

The disenfranchisement of women voters is hopefully a result of mere inefficiency, not quite in the same league as the ‘dark arts’ of voter suppression around the world. However, it is a deeply worrying phenomenon of our electoral system.


17 December, 2018

Bastions Of Unreason | By Feroze Varun Gandhi

Varun Gandhi

Education, labour, healthcare, credit...A Rural Manifesto ponders over all these. In this extract, it focuses on the human and ecological costs of those vaunted ‘temples’—dams.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love