Amulya Gopalakrishnan The Indian Express Group

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Where the stress falls

Saturday 7 July '12

Even in a politically correct world, accents remain the one thing we feel free to mock.
The Epistolary Dilemma

Saturday 23 June '12

I’ve been reading Philip Larkin’s Letters to Monica, a book I coveted greatly, from reading the reviews.
The descendants

Sunday 4 March '12

There’s a flip side to “soft” nepotism, you never know the freedom of real self-reliance.
Curtains up

Sunday 19 February '12

Some people never get over the anxiety of facing an audience.
Bare Minimum City

Saturday 18 February '12

Katherine Boo takes you into the dreams and schemes, the decencies and selfishness of a Mumbai slum
Say You Care

Sunday 25 December '11

Why 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.
Message in a Bottle

Sunday 27 November '11

What keeps the prohibitionists going, generation after generation?
Something Old, something New

Sunday 30 October '11

In this time of gifts, of crackly packaging and new things, I’ve been preoccupied with the old and used.
A car of one’s own

Sunday 16 October '11

In 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.
Cliches of the Imagination

Saturday 8 October '11

David Davidar’s new novel is a decent apologia for the publishing industry, but a failed work of fiction
Dare to Say ‘I Don’t Know’?

Sunday 2 October '11

I don’t know” – why does it seem so rare and radical for someone to utter these three little words?
Schooled in elitism

Monday 19 September '11

Why are otherwise egalitarian people so obsessed with college hierarchy?
Work Unsigned

Sunday 11 September '11

We have a fairly fixed idea of intellectual property, there’s a gate and a name-plate around your imaginative labour.
Singing in the Dark Times

Sunday 28 August '11

The Lokpal anthem is jaunty and self-assured, and it is also clichéd and cringe-making.
Read My Lips

Sunday 7 August '11

The ignored and necessary art of movie subtitling
In the Right Circle

Sunday 24 July '11

I’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.
Playing the Fool

Sunday 3 July '11

Why everyone loves a good comic sidekic
Sloppy seconds

Sunday 29 May '11

The hollow pleasures of sequels and franchises
The lives of others

Friday 20 May '11

Politicians behaving badly, and what we do about them
The shock of the real

Sunday 15 May '11

What makes outtakes and raw footage such fun to watch?


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan 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
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