Shubhangi Swarup

Art & Culture
The Man Who Refused Aamir Khan

One part of Amit Trivedi still curses himself for it. But like Aamir himself, the music director will not do more than one film at a time. So ‘No One Killed Jessica’ it is, for now.

30 September 2010
Art & Culture
Abhinav Kashyap’s Uneasy Tryst With Fame

The man who doesn’t have a sofa in his home is still coming to terms with becoming a big-time director after Dabangg.

17 September 2010
Charity Gets an Image Makeover

There’s something Biblical about the usual ways of ‘doing good’ by your less fortunate brethren. It can be a lot of fun too. Meet the innovators.

08 September 2010
Art & Culture
The Mystery of Genius

Actor-director Simon McBurney explores the ‘romantic’ relationship between mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivas Ramanujan.

18 August 2010
Real India
Netaji’s Many Afterlives

A question on his 18 August death anniversary: if Bose died, who was Gumnami Baba?

14 August 2010
Underdog Creativity

Free condoms are used to lubricate machines and transport water, men declared dead try to get arrested to prove they are alive

12 August 2010
All That I Didn’t Know about the Andamans

Hostile tribes, human safaris, earthquakes by the month, seaplanes, micro volcanoes, jobless elephants and really stupid tourists

06 August 2010
Real India
Recession for Elephants

Pensioners at the Andaman Islands get Rs 3,000 worth of foodstuff, but joblessness is rising.

23 July 2010
Another Global Investor Drops Vedanta

Lindsay Duffield of Survival International, an international organisation that has campaigned relentlessly against Indian mining company Vedanta, speaks up.

19 July 2010
Real India
The Rappers of Dharavi

Sout Dandy raps in Tamil and English on social issues.

19 July 2010


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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

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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