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Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
On the (four) women in Papa Hemingway’s life
26th Jul

The pair is the primary creative unit, wrote Joshua Wolf Shenk recently in the New York Times. "At its heart, the c...

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
A meditative account of self-discovery in war-torn Poland
26th Jul

The pervasive stillness of Ida, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's latest film, makes for a jarring contrast with ...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
Too graphic for grown-ups? Thoughts on pictures in books
12th Jul

Have you ever thought about what it means that we think picture books are for children? Clearly, it's not that we t...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Retracing the journey of ‘Indian’ apples
26th Jul

Formal learning must begin with fruit. Whether it is "a for apple" in English, "aa for aanar" in Hindi or "aa for a...

I love my job, but the company cannot afford to pay me
26th Jul

Q. What would you do if you were working for the last two and a half m...

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

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
Commie Witch-Hunt
26th Jul

Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible, his play about the Salem witch trials, as an allegory for McCarthyism. ...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
The warped logic of the male gaze
7th Jun

A poster went around on social media a week ago from someone called the Logical Indian. The picture showing a girl ...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
Stevens’ ‘unladylike’ mystery is more than a merry mashup
26th Jul

I am a very limited crime fiction reader, and I know what I like. Amateur detectives, not much gore, a focus instea...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Ophelia: A blank slate, but the fulcrum of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
23rd Jul

I wrote, in my last column, of the relationship between Hamlet and Gertrude. I am an old fan of the prince of Denma...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
Is the technology of money hacked?
26th Jul

We do not often think of technology when we think of money, at least not the usual people, who will be content to u...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Baby’s day out at the Glastonbury Festival
23rd Jul

Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica were playing, in the Healing Fields hippies strummed guitars and jabbed at acco...

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