Oommen Chandy (1943-2023): A Reasonable Politician

Ullekh NP

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

Tina Turner (1939-2023): The Queen of Pop

She overcame domestic abuse and professional setbacks to become a music icon

Martin Amis (1949-2023): The Other Side of Success

A writer who could remove all traces of morality from a novel and yet make it a moral homily

Parkash Singh Badal (1927-2023): The Man Who Normalised Punjab

His political finesse will be missed in Punjab for a long time


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