Kiran Nagarkar was watching movies to put off writing, but ended up writing a novel set in Bollywood
Maria Benedict, almost 11, was one of the 50,000 odd Indians who died of snakebite last year, but it was not the venom alone that killed her
A stage adaptation of a poem that retells a Mahabharata myth in a modern context
Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal and her husband Aneesh Pradhan conceptualise a theatrical production on the struggles of musicians down the ages
The sculptor of Maharashtra’s most popular Ganesh effigy wants to patent the look, but can divinity be turned into property?
The Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of a 22-year-old who suddenly found herself part of an uprising that toppled a 30-year-old dictatorship
The reason why some Indians play baseball.
The artist takes inspiration from the workday scenes of zari workers and women before stoves in shanties
Last fortnight, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra was nominated for the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Here, he lambastes English literary sensibility in India
She had three names, and was famous in all of them. Poet Kamala Das, who wrote in Malayalam under the penname Madhavikutty, passed away on 31 May in Pune
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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