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Mumbai Musings

Jul 24, 2013 Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

From the appearance and disappearance of Narendra Modi hoardings to an eatery prompting him to tweet, and even Uddhav Thackeray seemingly preoccupied with him, the Gujarat CM loomed large

Mumbai Musings

May 28, 2013 Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

So would the BMC finally encash the Rs 5 lakh cheque issued by a "hurt" Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for the arrangements the corporation spent for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, or not?

Mumbai Musings

It’s all about loving your family, as K Jo told us ages ago. And Uddhav seems to have proved it by reaching out to Raj Thackeray, much sooner than anyone expected...

Why Michael Jackson Paid Thackeray

Nov 22, 2012 Behram Contractor

"Who's this Raj Thackeray, is he the big man?" "Well, I don't know exactly," said the agent. "But I am told his uncle is a big man and always packs a remote control on him..."

After Bal Thackeray

There are several theories as to how the Sena-MNS-Congress politics will unfold in the coming months. All too premature, but the support and involvement Raj Thackeray has shown since Uddhav’s angioplasty till now, it is hard not to speculate for Mumb

15 November, 2012

Mumbai Musings

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

Bal Thackeray's worsening health and rumours about it kept Mumbai tense but calm, as every little sign from his residence Matoshree, and Sena Bhavan, were subjected to serious scrutiny

25 October, 2010

Teaching ‘Objectionable’ Language

Suhaan Mehta

Our colleges and universities need a freer rein if students and teachers have to realize their academic potential to the fullest.

18 October, 2002

The Hindu Suicide Squads

Since we could not get a full transcript of the controversial speech by Bal Thackeray, we reproduce a literal translation of the report on the speech as it appeared in the Shiv Saina mouthpiece Dopahar Ka Saamna dated Oct 16.

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.

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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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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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz