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Suhit Kelkar

Laughter and Lament
Comedy
Laughter and Lament

The crucible of the open mic winnows the duds from the real comics

27 February 2019
The front page of Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, April 28th, 1781, courtesy the University of Heidelberg
Books
Truth to Power

A newspaper that exposed the corruption of the Raj

01 August 2018
An illustration from Peace Has Come
Books
Liminal State

A people caught between war and peace

28 March 2018
Ranjit Hoskote
Books
Ranjit Hoskote: Between the Sea and the Shore

The many avatars of Ranjit Hoskote blaze forth in his new poetry collection. Suhit Kelkar meets the poet and curator

27 February 2018
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India
Return of the Son

The commando who was reunited with his family 20 years after he was lost as a little boy, thanks to a tattoo

07 December 2013
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Art & Culture
The Ali J Show

A play that converses actively with the audience, invigorates the public conversation about the identity of the Indian Muslim and doesn’t flinch from drawing Jinnah into the discussion

04 December 2013
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Art & Culture
The Eye of the Beholder

Dharavi housewives go behind the lens to open up their worlds

04 November 2013
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India
The Irony of a Name

Review website Mouthshut.com’s battle against being muzzled could strike a blow against online censorship

13 June 2013
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Books
Love Stories Are Not Straight

This queer anthology questions labels such as ‘straight’ and ‘gay’ and, among other things, addresses the complications of love

25 January 2013
comment-curse
Sports
The Commentator’s Curse

Times when players would rather a commentator didn’t praise them

20 December 2012

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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