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Behind the Mystique

Jessica Hines

Bachchan’s role, shifting as it has over the years, has been to tell the stories about not only where society is failing but also what we can create in our world that is right

My Amitabh Moments

Ramesh Sippy | Anupam Kher | Sameer Nair | Reema Kagti | Ram Gopal Varma | Vidya Balan | Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | R Balki

Love, Loss and Longing

His new film, released on the eve of his 80th birthday, is about the art of living well and dying gracefully

Role Moral

Effortlessly shuttling between romance and rage

The Cult of the Angry Young Man

The rebel with hope has reflected his audience’s mind

A Star for Everyone Anytime

Why He’s Our Intimate Fellow Traveller

Amitabh Bachchan: Legend and Legacy

He turns 80 on October 11. A journey through his legend and legacy

Congress 2022: War Dance in the Puppet Kingdom

Congress wants a regent, a placeholder for Rahul Gandhi. But who can combine political sagacity with a saintly heart? Ashok Gehlot, the loyal one, has weakened Sonia Gandhi at a vulnerable moment. If she relents, the aura of command gets blown apart. Congress has become a puzzled jigsaw rather than a jigsaw puzzle, a combination of small cardboard pieces that no longer add up to a coherent picture

‘The idea is to get credit to everybody’

In conversation with Hrushikesh Mehta, co-founder of CredAll

Credit Democracy

Small businesses are finding it easier to afford working capital as the traditional practice of lending against assets is being replaced by loans based on information—cash flows digitally captured by tracking financial data. This is accelerating the formalisation of the Indian economy and a larger social transformation

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