Patrick French (1966-2023): A Very Indian Englishman

Kaveree Bamzai

He made the weightiest subjects come alive with a light touch

Dick Fosbury (1947-2023): The Giant Leap

His revolutionary technique in high jump became the standard of the game

On the Death of a Friend

Funerals are a catharsis rite for the living

Lalitha Lajmi (1932-2023): Heart and Soul

Despite personal tragedies and responsibilities, she celebrated art

Pervez Musharraf: An end with a whimper and not a bang

Author of the failed Kargil adventure, Pervez Musharraf’s death in exile is an unremarkable end for an ambitious general who hoped for glory as a military leader and Pakistan’s president

BV Doshi (1927-2023): Master of the Space

The architect was able to reflect, renew and reorient himself over time

The Case for a Good Death

India never goes far enough with euthanasia

The Mark of Motherhood

Heeraba Modi was extraordinary in her simplicity, resilience and capacity for love

Pelé (1940-2022): Football After the King

Despite his individual genius, Pelé was the archetype of the team player


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