Open Diary

Swapan Dasgupta

The Viceregal Lodge in Shimla and the dismal institute it houses

The Intimate Fantasy

Desire in Indian cinema is best expressed in dream sequences

Behemoths at the Gate

Our big intelligent social nomads and their right to safe passage

Public Order and Disorder

The task of doing away with legislative deadwood


The undeserved pay of MPs, Smriti Irani's alienation of officials and a mockery of Rajya Sabha ideals

Mumbai Notebook

The city's love affair with jazz

The Spiritual Flaw

No one cares for Anna Hazare’s fast anymore

Ball-Tampering: Is It Such a Big Deal?

If ball-tampering is a crime in cricket, then it is a pardonable one

Advantage India

It’s now Delhi’s moment to move past a fading US and a belligerent China for a leading global role


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