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Shovon Chowdhury

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Living
How Not To End Up Divorced

Adultery used to be the leading threat to marital peace, but then someone complicated everything by inventing the World Cup. Here’s a survival guide for those at risk.

02 June 2010
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Art & Culture
The Beatles are Fifty

What can you possibly say about The Beatles that hasn’t been said before?

17 March 2010
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Arts & Letters
Come Back, Elvis

Elvis, all ye mortals, was obviously an alien with superpowers. This explains everything, from his remarkable music to the crazy love he inspired. On his 75th year, Open calls for the King to rejoin his people.

13 January 2010
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World
The Decade in Review

President Sarah Palin, Google dollars and the birth of the new state of Talibstan. Tsk tsk, and that’s the good news compared to China’s response to India’s ‘obduracy’ on Tibet and Aishwarya Rai.

30 December 2009
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Arts & Letters
Happy Birthday, Asterix!

At the banquet to celebrate their 50th anniversary, his tummy bursting with boar and ears straining to drown out Cacofonix, a fan tries to remember exactly why he loves these Gallic warriors.

27 October 2009
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Books
Blast from the Past

A Hitchhiker’s Guide for the inter-galactic tourist with a mission? The lunacy of Douglas Adams sure is dead

21 October 2009
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Arts & Letters
Space Cadet

This author lost his boyhood to science fiction. It was a bit like Dante’s hell: abandon ye all hope, those who enter here

26 June 2009

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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