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Ashes Of The Word

Ashes Of The Word

16 March, 1998 Sanjay Suri

The Murdoch myth takes a beating over Chris Patten's memoirs

1998: A Strange Odyssey

1998: A Strange Odyssey

16 February, 1998 Waruna Karunatillake

Arthur Clarke's paedophilic 'confession' mars his knighthood and Lanka's independence festivities


Landlord Rushdie

The celebrated author sets about reclaiming his Indian properties

The Home As School

The Home As School

24 November, 1997 Pritha Sen

A popular brand of infotainment for kids comes to India


Needling Britain

Rushdie writes about the 'pornography of Di's death'

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15 September, 1997

Murthy Kills A Tiger

Saibal Chatterjee

After a 26-year court battle, an Indian wins a copyright dispute


06 August, 1997

30 July, 1997

Method In Madness

Ludwina A. Joseph

Mad magazine returns with a sassier, meaner, naughtier look


16 July, 1997

Harvest Of Riches

Sagarika Ghose

A Delhi playwright lands a $250,000 Onassis trust award


09 July, 1997

Recasting Midnight Icons

Sagarika Ghose

Revisionist histories flourish as biographers put heroes under the microscope to court popularity


02 July, 1997

An Indian Summer

Padma Rao Sundarji

It's The New Yorker's turn to celebrate subcontinental writing


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07 May, 1997

Sex, Lice & Christ

Venu Menon

Paul Zacharia's blasphemous story sparks off a row in Kerala


12 February, 1997

Experiments With Truth

Tarun J. Tejpal

Homosexuality, flight with Edwina, the follies of Partition— Stanley Wolpert goes to town with the Nehru story


05 February, 1997

Salinger Sneaks Back

Sundeep Dougal

The legendary and enigmatic J.D. Salinger, author of the cult 'Catcher In The Rye', is publishing a book after 34 years. An Indian caught the low-key event on the Internet and broke the news.


11 December, 1996

Modern India As Art

Sagarika Ghose

Granta marks the resurgence of Indian writing with a special issue


27 November, 1996

Feminine Is In

Sanjay Suri

Feminism is out. What sells best is 35 rules to hook the right man.


13 November, 1996

Voices In The Dark

A.S. Panneerselvan

A laudable project attempts to translate the Indian masters


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09 October, 1996

Language Wars

Ashis K. Biswas

AT a time when the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) is celebrating the 25th year of its existence, the institute is having to answer questions about its future.


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.

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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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.

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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.

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