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Manu Remakant

Dionysus, Greek god of wine
Books
In High Spirits

A fascinating journey across cultures charts the life and evolution of alcohol and its influence

19 May 2016
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Living
Plain Truth

Complex plots, religious questions, political drama, fairy tales and shifting versions of reality, vodka’s story more than makes up for its lack of colour

06 January 2016
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Living
Loss of Sobriety

Kerala’s decision to ban liquor bars outside of five-star hotels could dampen the state’s economic spirits and spawn new vices

27 August 2014
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Living
Temptation Uncorked

Smart marketing has turned cider into a cool drink for a new generation. Toddy makers could learn a thing or two from this apple beverage’s success

16 July 2014
Drink-Dionysus
Living
The Gift of Dionysus

The story of Champagne is rife with irony, accidentally produced by the winegrowers of north-east France who did all they could to kill the sparkle

21 May 2014
Drink
Living
Rum’s Rebirth: Don't Swill, Just Taste

Don’t Swill, Just Taste The story of how the drink survived the fury of the seas and the cruelty of men

01 May 2014

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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