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Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
Hit-and-miss game: On books as art objects
23rd Aug

Earlier this month, a Mumbai gallery showcased a book collection featuring volumes designed not to be picked up and...

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
Goodbye, Genie: A restless genius who seamlessly braved the dark
23rd Aug

The usual approach taken while eulogising a deceased actor is to somehow cram their career into a thesis-shaped com...

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...

Shalaka Pai
Urban Urchin
Shalaka Pai
Three kinds of pain and a farewell
23rd Aug

I returned to Bombay for a mere 10 days to pack up my flat a...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
The tailoring of patriotism: The tricolour’s opposite
16th Aug

Being naturally curious, even self-indulgent, about the reincarnation of things, I have often spent national holida...

My boss is not only demanding but also a bit of a pervert
23rd Aug

Q. From day one of our live-in relationship, we'd decided that in a sp...

"“ Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.” "

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
Underwear Laundering
23rd Aug

Osama Bin Laden had a $25 million price on his head, which makes one wonder what kind of designer turbans he wore. ...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
Why Indian women must have it all
9th Aug

The lady in the kitchen, who has to decide which ghee, or oil, is best for her family. The lady with a kamar dard f...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
London Underground gets a Gond tattoo
16th Aug

The history of anthropology, like many other areas of study, is inextricably bound up with the history of coloniali...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Volumnia’s choice and the mother figure in contemporary politics
16th Aug

In writing about Gertrude and Volumnia, powerful mother figures from Shakespeare's canon, I realised how underrepre...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
The lingering radioactive fingerprint of man
23rd Aug

In my boarding school we briefly had a supervisor who had been a Lieutenant Colonel in the US military. Being child...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
The must-read book on a Finnish island
23rd Aug

It now seems like another lifetime. I was a correspondent with The Hindustan Times and within days of his joining a...

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