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'Nehru profoundly misunderstood how important religion was in the lives of the people'

'Nehru's inability to take religion seriously as a category led to serious errors of judgement in his dealings with the Muslim League, and later, also with the Hindu right.' Photograph:......

Air quality worsens in many parts of India post Diwali

After the rampant cracker bursting on Diwali despite restrictions in place, air quality deteriorated in many parts of north and central India, including the national capital where it was the......

Bengal violence: State appoints 10 IPS officers to assist SIT

The West Bengal government has appointed 10 IPS officers to assist a special investigating team formed by the Calcutta high court to probe cases of post-poll violence in the state, a senior......

Calcutta HC will monitor CBI, SIT probe into WB post-poll violence

Observing that there are "definite and proved" allegations that complaints of the victims of violence in the aftermath of the West Bengal assembly polls were not even registered, the Calcutta high......

Bengal: Durga Puja forum proposes vaccine for organisers

The community Durga Puja committees in Kolkata will ensure that all those who are involved in the rituals and other related works are vaccinated in the next three months, an official said on......

The T-Shirt Wars

Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol. IMAGE: Mark Zuckerberg, Marlon Brando and Peter Thiel. Photographs: Getty Images   I stood gazing admiringly at the perfect green......

Srikant Datar, 2nd Indian to be named Dean of Harvard Business School

Eminent Indian-origin academician Srikant Datar has been named as Dean of Harvard Business School, succeeding Nitin Nohria and becoming the second consecutive dean hailing from India to lead the......

Andaman & Nicobar can attract Hong Kong investments

'Leaders of the Indian community in Hong Kong had broached the idea of developing the Andaman and Nicobar islands for investment and setting up manufacturing units,' points out Rup Narayan Das.......

The Abhijit Banerjee I know

Uddalok Bhattacharya looks back at his friendship with 'Jhima', the Nobel Laureate. IMAGE: Abhijit Banerjee who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics along with collaborator and wife Esther Duflo......

Remembering Ashok Mitra

Dr Mitra called the Pandara Road crowd a 'cheerful collective of young dreamers,' united in its 'love and pride for the newly Independent India,' despite 'sharp disparities in background,......

Can You Watch 384 Films In A Year?

Aseem Chhabra watched some great films and some huge disappointments in 2021. IMAGE: Aditya Rao Hydari and Konkona Sensharma in Ajeeb Daastaans. Year two of the pandemic was a challenge in so many......

The BEST Indian Films of 2021

Aseem Chhabra lists his favourite Indian films of 2021. Aseem's Best International Films of 2021 In the second year of the pandemic when movie theatres remained closed for an extended period of......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Movie veteran Chandrashekhar, best known for films like Cha Cha Cha, Surang and Street Singer and playing the role of Arya Sumant on the television serial Ramayan, passed into the ages on June 16,......

Mahipal, the Unsung Superstar of Indian cinema

Mahipal, who worked with actresses like Madhubala and Meena Kumari, established himself as a hero in the mythological genre.Prakash Bhandari salutes the superstar on his birth centenary. IMAGE:......

Soumitra Chatterjee and the inheritance of loss

The passing of Satyajit Ray's renaissance man feels like the snapping of the last connection with a generation that built a nation and defined grace while facing everything life had to throw at......

Siraj Breaks Kapil's Lord's Record

Rajneesh Gupta lists the numbers from the fascinating final day of the Lord's Test. IMAGE: Mohammad Siraj bowls Jimmy Anderson and India have won an incredible victory at Lord's, August 16, 2021.......

Pant among Top 10 Indian Batsmen...

IMAGE: Rishabh Pant 'must be the least predictable batsman ever', says Scyld Berry. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images   Rishabh Pant's stature as a Test batsman has grown considerably in......

COVID-19 hits golfers Chawrasia, Grace

Chawrasia in home quarantine; South African Grace tests positive at Barracuda Championship. IMAGE: SSP Chawrasia is a four-time winner of the European Tour. Photograph: Arep Kulal/Getty Images......

Chuni Goswami: Indian football's first poster boy

If PK Banerjee was for the masses, then Goswami belonged to the classes IMAGE: With his good looks and charm, Chuni Goswami was a crowd-puller. Photograph: AIFF Media Chuni Goswami was......

Rajneesh's Believe It Or Not in Cricket!

Rajneesh Gupta lists some more amazing coincidences in cricket -- a feature guaranteed to amuse you in these anxious times. IMAGE: The Lord's cricket ground, owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club,......
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