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In Memoriam

Roger Scruton (1944-2020): A Man Against His Times

Sudeep Paul

The British philosopher saw conservatism through its darkest hour and left it healthier

Akbar Padamsee (1928-2020): Master of Metascapes

Unlike his peers, the artist drew from a wellspring of poetry, literature, mathematics and philosophy

The Compassion of Abdul Jabbar

He was the foremost crusader for the cause of the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy

The Spirit of Bombay

The liberal in his labyrinth

Sushma Swaraj (1952-2019): Always the Optimist

Eloquent, warm and fiery, Swaraj carved out her space in the male-dominated rough and tumble of politics

Toni Morrison (1931-2019): The Beloved

She gave voice to African Americans figuratively, and literally by recreating their language

VG Siddhartha (1959-2019): The Death of a Coffee Baron

If Siddhartha was indeed dragooned into a watery grave, then the country owes it to him to probe deeper into a crisis

Girish Karnad (1938-2019): The Modernist

Girish Karnad turned the mythical and the historical into the contemporary

India King: The Legacy of YC Deveshwar

In the death of the ITC patriarch, India Inc has lost a nationalist and a stalwart of sustainable business

VS Naipaul: Writing the World

With his shifting way of seeing, VS Naipaul articulated a new configuration of all that we know

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