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Life & Lifestyle, 13 Aug 2021

Sanctity of Criminals

Seventy-five years of independence. Where have we reached? Fake tears from histrionic leaders. What more? Let me turn a prophet.…

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Life & Lifestyle, 11 Aug 2021

Pygmalion Effect

You put your trust in a person’s merits, tell him that he has the potential to achieve such and such,…

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Life & Lifestyle, 10 Aug 2021

My first book

These are some thoughts and memories that flashed through my mind when I read Chinmayee’s blog post today. I wish…

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Life & Lifestyle, 9 Aug 2021

Is Freedom Dying in India?

Ask young students like Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita whether they are free in India. Ask climate activist Disha Ravi…

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Life & Lifestyle, 8 Aug 2021

Hope springs eternal

Optimism dies in India’s corridors of power, whether in the parliament or in the state assemblies. George concludes his cheery…

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Life & Lifestyle, 6 Aug 2021

Blurs of history

“History is the lies of the victors,” says the narrator of Julian Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending. The…

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Life & Lifestyle, 4 Aug 2021

Ishwar Allah Tero Naam

A short story about a teacher who still thinks Gandhi will save India, a young writer who imagines Lord Rama…

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Life & Lifestyle, 3 Aug 2021

Slaves of Civilisation

When one percent began oppressing 99 percent, civilisation was born. Even today we have a world where one percent oppresses…

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Life & Lifestyle, 2 Aug 2021

Innocent Religion

‘The Saint’ is a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The central figure is Margarito Duarte whose wife died long…

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Life & Lifestyle, 1 Aug 2021

When your ruler is a coward

What kind of a ruler will get over 7000 people arrested on extremely serious charges of sedition when what they…