The Visionary Culturalist

Nandini Nair

She plumbed the psyche of Indian classical music and dance

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

He understood that democratic politics is algebra, where various parts of the electoral equation are held together by governance, not deposits in vote banks

The Ultimate Pragmatist

Juggling with figures remained the first love of the one-time economics teacher in an obscure Bengali college who became India’s youngest finance minister

Everyone’s Musician

A genre-bender who made Hindustani classical music an accessible, emotional experience

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Anyone who has been around in Lutyens’ Delhi long enough has a story to tell about Amar Singh

The Last Freedom Rider

The civil rights icon was a true Gandhian. A personal tribute

The Last Diva Dancer

A rebel, a pioneer, a forever dancer, Saroj Khan lived for her art

Remembering a Visionary Strategist

Verghese Koithara’s approach combined the rigour of a scholar with the intimate knowledge of the practitioner

Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020)

An intelligent and large-hearted star gone all too soon

Consuming Modernity

Basu Chatterjee’s depiction of the middle class negotiating the ’70s has inspired a new generation of filmmakers


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