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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
Assured lead performance holds together a philosophical drama
30th Aug

Calvary, Irish writer-director John Michael McDonagh's latest, grabs the viewer's attention from the get-go with a ...

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...

I seem to have become a specialist in failed relationships
30th Aug

Q. I seem to have become a specialist in failed relationships – five...

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

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
Rainbow Remedies
30th Aug

It is overwhelmingly likely that the American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a British citizen nicknamed "J...

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
Of missed calls and time capsules
30th Aug

Neal is the perfect father, working from home and looking after the children, cooking healthy meals for the family,...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Jonson anticipated the anti-hero obsession
30th Aug

I spend so much time reading and writing about Shakespeare, as most readers of the Renaissance period do, that I fo...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
The sleep of reason produces monsters
30th Aug

The dark has always fascinated us, and scared us. Humans are creatures of the light, with our eyes serving as our m...

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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