Tuitions in Vrindavan: When a Russian Indologist taught George Harrison Hindi

Ajay Kamalakaran

When she agreed to teach the legendary English singer Hindi in the 1970s, India scholar Natalya Sazanova had no idea who the Beatles were. Over four months of lessons, George Harrison preferred to keep his fame a secret

The Language of a Simulated Storm

The national language deserves better instead of the periodic barbs of its alleged imposition

Strangely Familiar

When the everyday seems like a hyper-real dream

Hindi Horror Films: Beyond the Gothic

Hindi horror films are reimagining the macabre

Cringepop: Like Them Not

Suddenly cringepop is sensational

Let’s Speak in English

Beyond the political uses of Hindi is the inevitable language of the future

India’s Recurring Hindi Bug

Why not impose Tamil? It might be better and safer

Namvar Singh: What Will Marx Think?

The ideological paranoia of fellow travellers mars a literary doyen’s birthday party

The Original Rebel

Krishna Sobti’s novel looks at tradition and modernity through a non-conformist lens

The Death of Coolie No 1

It’s a millionaires’ ball in Bollywood. Slumdogs and other romantics are no longer welcome


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