MS Swaminathan (1925-2023): The Green Revolutionary

V Shoba

He pulled India out of the trenches of hunger by bringing science to agriculture

20 years on, Sérgio de Mello’s Indian-origin friend opens up about his death in Baghdad, movie on him

The UN top official’s death in the Aug 19, 2003 attack was preventable; Sergio the film is rubbish, says former UN veteran Mukesh Kapila

Oommen Chandy (1943-2023): A Reasonable Politician

The former Kerala chief minister was decent, accessible and generous

John B Goodenough (1922-2023): Vital Energy

The Nobel-winning inventor of lithium-ion batteries refused to profit from it

Cormac McCarthy (1933-2023): A Poet of Violence

Recognition took its time but Cormac McCarthy (1933-2023) passed away as one of the greatest writers of his era

Silvio Berlusconi (1936-2023): Passion Play

In death, as in life, the former Italian prime minister divides opinion at home and abroad

Gitanjali Aiyar (1947-2023): Poise and Perfection

In an age when TV anchors were celebrities, she kept our faith in the news of the day

Literary Baroque

Reading Martin Amis (1949-2023) between the novelist and the critic


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