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John le Carr's matchless legacy

'Le Carré's spies were nothing like the exotic Kim of Kipling or the caricature that is James Bond.''Driven by a simple patriotism, held back by incompetence and politics, his characters use......

Why John le Carre will never die

He will be remembered not only as a writer, but as one of the great chroniclers and interrogators of the history of our times, says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, as he mourns the passing of a legend......

Master of spy thrillers John le Carre dies at 89

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author John le Carre, known for his Cold War themed thrillers, died at the age of 89 on Saturday in Cornwall, England. IMAGE: David Cornwell, known famously by the pen......

Gina Haspel, Super Spy

Donald Trump's new CIA pick hasn't been greeted with the avalanche of media gush that inevitably follows a woman who becomes the first among her gender to get a top job, says Shuma......

Can the master spy writer still captivate readers?

'Can a Wodehouse, an R K Narayan, a Scott Fitzgerald and yes, a Le Carre, with the sensibilities of a bygone era still captivate a modern reader's attention?''Le Carre is making a brave and......

To Sir, for dollars

Would you rather have$1 millionor a knighthood? One of India's better business schools recently asked hopefuls to write a 300-word essay on this subject. Given the format, there is no "right"......

Will War Horse and Descendants be nominated for Oscars?

Arthur J Pais gives his predictions for the Oscar nominations that will be announced on January 23.When the Oscar nominations get announced on January 23, a few acclaimed filmmakers are sure to be......

Looking at Gary Oldman's brillaint but lesser-known film

Before Gary Oldman excelled in the well-reviewed film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he was part of a brilliant film called Sid & Nancy.Gary Oldman is burning thousands of screens worldwide with his......

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is just perfect

Raja Sen raves about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; it is the perfect way to end 2011.Some cinema, like the best single malt, should be breathed in slowly and reverentially. It must be tasted......

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