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Divine Distancing

Lhendup G Bhutia with Madhavankutty Pillai

Religion makes use of technology and private space to cope with the pandemic

Features | Corona Chronicles: Letter From Washington

The Pandemic Presidency of Trump: 100,000 Dead

James Astill

The pandemic is dangerously exacerbating the deep political divisions in America

The Pandemic Presidency of Trump: 100,000 Dead

Essays | Open Essay

Istanbul: Lost in Shifting Shadows

Keerthik Sasidharan

A city caught between the heretical seductions of modernity and the atavistic lures of medievalism

Istanbul: Lost in Shifting Shadows
Aesthetics of Behaviour

Columns | Quarantine Notebook

Aesthetics of Behaviour

MJ Akbar

Fear is both the great equaliser and an extremely effective disciplinarian

Shaktikanta Das: The Restorer

Features | Corona Chronicles: Economy

Shaktikanta Das: The Restorer

Siddharth Singh

Shaktikanta Das has brought the ‘banking is boring’ respectability back to the Reserve Bank of India

A Crisis in Search of a Character

Columns | Soft Power

A Crisis in Search of a Character
Makarand R Paranjape

Will the Covid-19 migrant misery bring back the working-class hero?

Divided by Religion

Columns | Opinion

Divided by Religion
J Sai Deepak

It is time to address the creeping inequality in cultural and educational rights caused by the 93rd Amendment

Love in Lockdown

Features | Corona Chronicles: Society

Love in Lockdown
Kaveree Bamzai

A little bit of high-tech, a lot of old-fashioned waiting. That’s how romance is unfolding in the age of Covid-19

Social Plank

Columns | Whisperer

Social Plank

Jayanta Ghosal

The Bihar CM seems to have changed tack with the onset of the pandemic and is using Facebook and Twitter to the hilt

Zooming Out

Features | Corona Chronicles: Technology

Zooming Out

Ullekh NP

Winning back user trust is proving to be easier said than done for the video-conferencing app

The Doctor Zooms In

Columns | A Matter of Life

The Doctor Zooms In

Dr Ambrish Mithal

Don’t shy away from video consultation

The Novel Virus

Books

The Novel Virus

Shylashri Shankar

Lawrence Wright’s new thriller shows with chilling prescience how the world will reckon with a pandemic

Dead Ends and Blind Alleys

Books | Interview

Dead Ends and Blind Alleys

Bhavya Dore

SD Tucker chronicles the strangest scientific experiments from the wreckage of history

Ramy Youssef: ‘We lack nuance to understand how sexual energy and eroticism work with faith’

Cinema | Hollywood Reporter

Ramy Youssef: ‘We lack nuance to understand how sexual energy and eroticism work with faith’

Noel de Souza

Ramy Youssef in conversation with Noel de Souza

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