Sohini Chattopadhyay

Manisha Koirala as Nargis in Sanju
The Full-Time Ailing Woman

Heroines whose main activity is to remain ill and dutiful

16 August 2018
Didi is singing alone this time

As Mamata Banerjee rides a wave of triumphalism, Sohini Chattopadhyay in West Bengal says all is not as funny as the Trinamool leader’s limericks

24 April 2014
A Family of Fine Taste

An unlettered carpet merchant and art dealer in Amritsar chanced upon the Pahari school of painting. His son keeps the legacy going with his prized collection of traditional painting, sculpture and textiles

17 April 2014
The Young Man and the City

Celebrated Bengali novelist Sankar’s Thackeray Mansion offers a mosaic of the peoples and cultures that make up Calcutta

01 April 2014
Buddha’s Orphans

The article Buddha's Orphans has been adjudged the best entry at the 2014 International Committee for the Red Cross and Press Institute of India award for humanitarian reporting

27 February 2014
True Life
Love in the Time of HIV

When Najaraus met Maitri, she was an HIV-positive widow, and he an AIDS awareness worker. Nine years later, with a little grit and a little fib, they are married, living together, still in love—and Najaraus is still HIV-negative

17 February 2014
The Man of a Hundred Drafts

Ved Mehta on a life of writing

17 January 2014
Arts & Letters
Pallu, Pleat, Power

On the sari as a message of competence, maturity, professionalism and a new cosmopolitanism

26 December 2013
Art & Culture
100 Years of Karim’s

The rise and rise of Karimuddin’s unusual business idea

07 September 2012
“I love solitude but I don’t need it to write”

The poet, lyricist and adman says advertising has helped his poetry

16 July 2012


Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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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