Amulya Gopalakrishnan The Indian Express Group
Saturday 7 July '12Even in a politically correct world, accents remain the one thing we feel free to mock.
Saturday 23 June '12I’ve been reading Philip Larkin’s Letters to Monica, a book I coveted greatly, from reading the reviews.
Sunday4 March '12There’s a flip side to “soft” nepotism, you never know the freedom of real self-reliance.
Sunday19 February '12Some people never get over the anxiety of facing an audience.
Saturday18 February '12Katherine Boo takes you into the dreams and schemes, the decencies and selfishness of a Mumbai slum
Sunday25 December '11Why do people buy cards? It's not because they want to say how they feel. People buy cards because they can't say what they feel or are afraid to.
Sunday27 November '11What keeps the prohibitionists going, generation after generation?
Sunday30 October '11In this time of gifts, of crackly packaging and new things, I’ve been preoccupied with the old and used.
Sunday16 October '11In parts of Saudi Arabia, women have been driven to defiance by a political-religious establishment that forbids them from taking claim of their own cars.
Saturday8 October '11David Davidar’s new novel is a decent apologia for the publishing industry, but a failed work of fiction
Sunday2 October '11I don’t know” – why does it seem so rare and radical for someone to utter these three little words?
Monday19 September '11Why are otherwise egalitarian people so obsessed with college hierarchy?
Sunday11 September '11We have a fairly fixed idea of intellectual property, there’s a gate and a name-plate around your imaginative labour.
Sunday28 August '11The Lokpal anthem is jaunty and self-assured, and it is also clichéd and cringe-making.
Sunday7 August '11The ignored and necessary art of movie subtitling
Sunday24 July '11I’ve been on Google Plus for a few weeks now. In the beginning, it felt like showing up early at a much-talked-up party.
Sunday3 July '11Why everyone loves a good comic sidekic
Sunday29 May '11The hollow pleasures of sequels and franchises
Friday20 May '11Politicians behaving badly, and what we do about them
Sunday15 May '11What makes outtakes and raw footage such fun to watch?
IT ALL STARTS HERE
Pawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments