Literary Baroque

Sudeep Paul

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

Salim Durani (1934-2023): Flair and Flamboyance

One of India’s first superstar cricketers was an unconventional genius

Patrick French (1966-2023): A Very Indian Englishman

He made the weightiest subjects come alive with a light touch

Dick Fosbury (1947-2023): The Giant Leap

His revolutionary technique in high jump became the standard of the game

On the Death of a Friend

Funerals are a catharsis rite for the living

Lalitha Lajmi (1932-2023): Heart and Soul

Despite personal tragedies and responsibilities, she celebrated art

Pervez Musharraf: An end with a whimper and not a bang

Author of the failed Kargil adventure, Pervez Musharraf’s death in exile is an unremarkable end for an ambitious general who hoped for glory as a military leader and Pakistan’s president


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