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Bernard Madoff (1938-2021): The Big Con

Lhendup G Bhutia

He ran the world’s largest ponzi scheme for decades through a combination of trust and exclusivity

For Queen and Adopted Country

He may have been almost a century old but he was more progressive than any centennial

Larry McMurtry (1936-2021): Book Rancher

The novelist and screenwriter explored the myths and legacies of the American West

V Shanta (1927-2021): Doctor on Duty

She dedicated her life to making cancer treatment accessible

Exile and the Kingdom

The writer who famously took India to America was his own biggest story

The Writer Who Came In From the Cold

The greatest spy novelist fictionalised his life while his fiction often seemed too real

A Writer and the Art of Memory

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi writes a succinct meditation on old age and death and the doors it opens for those left behind

Dancer Like No One Else

He expanded the possibilities and aesthetics of Indian dance

Diego Maradona (1960-2020): God’s Player

A flawed genius whose flaws only add to his immortality

Ahmed Patel (1949-2020): Power Behind the Power

Patel was a lone ranger in a party known for its groupism. With his death, Sonia Gandhi has lost the golden bridge linking her family to the party. And it can get very lonely up there in a castle of melting wax

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