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Art & Culture
Kaaka Muttai: A slice of life

Kaaka Muttai, a small film about two slum boys and their yearning for pizza, has struck gold at the box office and showcased a new language of filmmaking in Tamil

11 June 2015
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India
J Jayalalithaa: The Phoenix

J Jayalalithaa, acquitted by the court, returns to reclaim the crown. Is she on her way to become Tamil Nadu’s most powerful political icon?

14 May 2015
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India
Every dog has its day

A rare breeder comes to the rescue of the Rajapalayam hound, the storied hunting companion from south India

23 April 2015
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Living
A Divine Treat

A culinary journey through Tamil Nadu’s Sangam-era temples to discover ancient food and recipes fit for the gods

16 April 2015
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Business
A Call from China

How Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which has sold over a million smartphones in India, is revisiting its strategy to ride a second wave of growth

09 April 2015
18160
India
Can You Do It?

Today it is all about skill development

25 March 2015
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Business
Here Come the Wealth Managers

And they are the fortune tellers for the new-generation entrepreneurs. We step into their world of high stakes and smart thinking to get a glimpse of the new economy at work

19 March 2015
17878
Living
Here Comes the Gentleman Comic

Is AIB’s ribaldry representative of all stand-up acts in India? The next wave of humour may belong to clean comedy

25 February 2015
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India
Professor Fearless

Islamic fundamentalists chopped off his right hand. His college dismissed him. The government abandoned him. His wife ended her own life when she could not take the trauma any longer. And his son was hounded by the police for no reason. Open met TJ Joseph in his hometown in central Kerala. The indefatigable teacher is in the midst of writing his memoir

18 February 2015
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Art & Culture
DELIBLE INK

Even as we rage against Perumal Murugan’s forced exile from literature, a generation of Tamil writers is pausing mid-thought and self-censoring its work in what is a clear victory for fundamentalists

21 January 2015

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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