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Kathak in a Shade of Ebony

Sunday 26 May '13

Quincy Kendell Charles, a trained Kathak dancer from Trinidad and Tobago, talks about his love for the dance form, learning Hindi, living in Delhi, and fighting prejudices.
Home Again

Sunday 5 May '13

To an Indian tourist, Sri Lanka is like a familiar coastal state that seems to have gone to finishing school.
God Help You!

Saturday 27 April '13

Rags to riches is fine, but all we need is love
How to find a cook

Sunday 31 March '13

A clutch of websites helps organise and train millions of informal workers in Indian cities, from drivers to domestics, beauticians to sales people, and connect them to employers like you.
Jumping Boundaries

Saturday 9 March '13

Short stories that flit from place to place and zap time
At Home in Many Worlds

Sunday 24 February '13

Pakistani author Bapsi Sidhwa on her first short story collection and the many universes she inhabits
Of Many Kathaks

Sunday 17 February '13

Aditi Mangaldas on the dangers of classifying dance into narrow boxes.
Publishers make hay while sun shines

Friday 8 February '13

Jumana Quilonwala, dressed in a canary yellow burkha, sits at the Campfire Graphic Novels book stall at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2013, currently on at Pragati Maidan.
House Full of Books

Sunday 3 February '13

How the Jaipur Literature Festival creates authors, reassures aspirants and promises something for everyone.
India's 'imagined landscape', where 'geographical landscape is filled with legend and stories'

Monday 28 January '13

It was a multi-disciplinary group, looking at the Kumbh Mela through many different perspectives.
‘I vote with every sentence I write’

Saturday 26 January '13

For British-Pakistani author Nadeem Aslam, the personal and the political coalesce effortlessly.

Saturday 29 December '12

Judging books by their covers reveals a world of needy authors and sloppy editors
Granny’s Eshtew

Sunday 23 December '12

It is a thin frayed book, bound and rebound.
Stillness in Action

Sunday 9 December '12

Theatre director Sankar Venkate­swaran has a warning for those who wish to see his latest production When We Dead Awaken.
Girl in the Woods

Saturday 1 December '12

A memoir of a 1,100 mile solitary hike that promises to shatter and shelter the reader
The Now Where Dancer

Sunday 18 November '12

British-Indian dancer Aakash Odedra on stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and exploring the grey shades of his art.
The Light Fantastic

Sunday 11 November '12

Anasuya Vaidya, technical director at Delhi’s Akshara theatre, on lighting a Broadway play at 15 and how the “break in darkness” became a lifetime’s passion.
Under the Yolk

Sunday 14 October '12

An egg can be many a splendid thing.
Steve Jobs with all his contradictions, not as a role model

Thursday 11 October '12

This is a biography, a historical book, Walter Isaacson says of his bestseller.
The Flexiworkers

Sunday 7 October '12

I’ve had an insight about success — you can’t be successful at everything.


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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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