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Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
A Swedish mystery à la Murakami
6th Sep

Beset by thoughts of a mysterious incident, an alienated individual walks alone down city streets facing an unnamed...

BLOT
Sound and Vision
Corporate funding alone does not a great artist make
10th May

There is some value in discussing the dilemmas of contemporary arts funding in India today. Taking care of BLOT! fo...

PRAYAAG AKBAR
GROUND REPORT
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Mancunian Empire
26th Apr

The news filtered in, coming to us not quite o'er the glens and dales and distilleries of Scotland, but certainly w...

INDRAJIT HAZRA
POX INDI KA
Waiting for Messi: Will 2014 finally be the genius’ year?
14th Jun

By the time this column comes out, I'll be either exhausted or still riding on a gargantuan fake-sugar rush. Three ...

Shougat Dasgupta
A Fan’s Notes
How would this German side fare against the best ever?
23rd Jul

A couple of years ago, while I was the books editor of a magazine, an intern worked with us over the summer. Half-I...

ABHIMANYU DAS
VIDEO DROME
NYFF Dispatch #4: Mischievous Michael Keaton shines in Birdman
25th Oct

Stories about artists struggling with the creative process have always been popular with filmmakers. Showbiz proced...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
A receipt for your recipe? Cooking and the question of credit
9th Aug

Can you copyright a kathi roll? Payal Saha thinks you can. Saha, who started the first Kati Roll Company in Greenwi...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Trees: Offspring, Siblings, Lovers
11th Oct

Like all parents for whom what-will-happen-to-my-children-when-I-am-no-more is a private religion practiced every d...

My friend and I ‘exchanged’ boyfriends
4th Oct

Q. I'm an only child and after completing a vocational course, started...

"The broader the topic, the easier it is, not only to fill a book, but to set the bar pretty high for really great stuff. "

Mary Roach

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
London Caliing
25th Oct

The Morose Maestro Leonard Cohen has been mourning his 80th birthday with a new album, Popular Problems. ...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
Selfphenomenon hits new levels of crazy
30th Aug

Chances are, you haven't heard of mushiba mitaina poozu or "cavity hurts" pose. The Japanese, constantly burdened ...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
Life lessons from an inadvertent collector
18th Oct

A few years ago most of the works of Mervyn Peake, an author I love, came back into print as part of a move to mark...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Beware of the mad, bad Byron boys
25th Oct

I warned you, in the last two fortnights, against the Darcys and Rochesters of the world, the menacing Heathcliffs,...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
The incoherence of neuroscientists
25th Oct

Sam Harris has recently been in the news for some intemperate comments about Islam and Muslims on an American TV sh...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Cultured musings from the London Film Festival
18th Oct

If there is one film that I was looking forward to at the ongoing London Film Festival, it was Aditya Vikram Sengup...

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