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Sidharth Shukla (1980-2021): The Family Man

Kaveree Bamzai

TV dreamboat was a symbol of accessible masculinity

An Unlikely Rockstar: Charlie Watts (1941-2021)

The understated Rolling Stones drummer kept the band together and gave it a steady rhythm

The Mythology of Being

A civilisational mind. An Indophile. A scholar publisher. An unwavering liberal. A generous friend. Remembering Roberto Calasso

Dilip Kumar (1922-2021): The Original

With the flicker of an eyelash, an artfully displaced lock of hair, a careful modulation of his voice, he could make women swoon and men weep. Muhammed Yusuf Khan was the last of a gilded trinity that defined an era

KR Gouri (1919-2021): The Lady Who Dared

A law graduate, Gouri was a true visionary of Kerala. Her vision of governance was shaped by her understanding of her fellow citizens

Bernard Madoff (1938-2021): The Big Con

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

Anil Dharker ( 1947 —2021): Mumbai’s Mind

As editor, columnist and literary impresario, Anil Dharker was an original

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