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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
An empathetic tribute to the tumultuous adolescent days
22nd Nov

Too many films about early adolescence focus on their characters' emergence from that most glorious and harrowing o...

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
Of women’s bones & the frailty of old age
15th Nov

In the Bangla child rhymes that came to me as a child, the "boori", the old woman, was often a scary figure. Her ho...

‘Looks are fine, but there has to be action’
8th Nov

Q. Judging by looks, my boyfriend is a real stunner and I'm everyone's...

"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
Notes from a trek: How to go over those mountains
8th Nov

For those of you reading who are wondering where I have been for the last month (and I am going to flatter myself a...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
Culinary adventures in the classics
22nd Nov

The literary cookbook feels like it ought to be a recent phenomenon, another example of a marketing tie-in. But lit...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
The unenviable choices of the reader
22nd Nov

Last fortnight, I wrote about timeframes and non-linearity in The French Lieutenant's Woman. Which leads us, of cou...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
We’re heading for Venus, or why rock science doesn’t work
22nd Nov

I know this probably dates me, but I was recently listening to The Final Countdown, a song by a Swedish rock band t...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Baby toddler jazz, Ma and Dee Dee
22nd Nov

The London Jazz Festival is 21 years old and, for half of that, I have visited the London South Bank in the month o...

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