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An ode to Old Spice for its current relevance

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan: ‘Unless you are ready to talk, you are part of the problem’

The audacity of his art is matched by the controversy he courts. It’s the title of his new film that comes in the way of its commercial release. The award-winning filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is in no mood to compromise

Virat Kohli: ‘I am a hero at personal convenience’

Virat Kohli on being a monk in permanent media glare

Who’s Afraid of a Caricature?

The Trump problem is more a crisis of aesthetics than an imminence of madness

Mutiny in the Court

Four dissenting Supreme Court judges go public with their grievances. Now what?

Can Trump Be Dumped?

On the first anniversary of his presidency, speculation about the state of Donald Trump’s mental health is leading to some wishful thinking about the chances of removing him

In the Name of Cinema

Despite the controversies, the independent film flag was held up at the International Film Festival of India

Padmavati: History as a Dispute

Blasts from the past strike modern India with unfailing regularity. The controversy over Padmavati focuses on the fact that what endangers freedom is the politicisation of protest in the name of freedom

Spare the Momo Please

A Tibetan snack that encloses varied flavours as well as memories, draws investment as much as political flak, it boasts of a culinary heritage that some trace to the Mongol Empire

Gag Orders

Gag orders work well with politicians whose careers are tied to their parties, like Shashi Tharoor


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