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The Office of Missing Persons

Few debut novels in recent times have been received with such critical applause as Akil Kumarasamy's Half Gods.'The prose itself is a marvel,' declared The New York Times Book Review.A glimpse of......

The elusive search for truth in media

Is it likely that one of these days, a demand may rise that only truthful endorsement should be made in the media and that if it is discovered that she or he in real life does not use that brand,......

Two Indian newspapers' The Post moment

'N Ram and I met on the lawns of Mani Shankar Aiyar's bungalow.''I pulled out a rolled printout from my jacket and handed it to him.''In the cut-throat world of journalism, this was like high......

Trump did not want to be US president, new book claims

And Melania was in tears -- not of joy -- on knowing about the surprising electoral victory.   Donald Trump did not want to be the president of the United States and the First Lady Melania was......

Xi may not be all powerful

'He still has to deal with party norms and traditions and has been careful to follow the order of seniority,' points out Claude Arpi. Nearly thirty years ago, Belgium-born Simon Leys, one of the......

'The system is holding Indians back'

'I went to slums in India which were quite destitute, where people were clearly really struggling, but typically there is a sort of sense of purpose.''People are hustling.''What that tells you is......

PNB reports Rs 11,400 cr fraud involving jeweller Nirav Modi, suspends 10

While PNB did not name the other lenders, Union Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Axis Bank are said to have offered credit based on letters of undertaking (LOUs) issued by PNB. Foreign bank......

15 stunning cars to blaze Indian roads in the next three months

From a Rs 9-lakh Maruti to a Rs 2 crore-Nissan, Indian auto industry packs quite a surprise for car buyers Year 2016 has been an eventful year for India's automobile industry. Long awaited cars......

Remembering Charles Correa and his 'breathing' buildings

India's foremost architect and town planner was renowned as much for his 'breathing' spaces as for his irascible personality Obituaries can be hagiographic, at least in the immediate aftermath of......

40 Years Ago...And now: A roller coaster ride for India's airlines

Very few flights, fixed fares and virtually non-existent airport security, manual ticketing and check-in processes and absence of loyalty programmes were the order of the day.  Image: Air......

Katrina: Salman was not overly excited to see me

'People like to personalise a lot but the honest truth is, after Tiger Zinda Hai released, the next time I was in contact with Salman again was on the sets of Bharat.He was already shooting when I......

'No one knew I was Bhagyashree's son'

'All mothers are the same. Mine came out of the MAMI screening, crying.''Recently, a critic compared me to the best debut since Hrithik sir and she was so overwhelmed with that.''Someone said 'You......

365 days. 319 films

How many of the 319 films Aseem Chhabra watched in 2018 have you seen? IMAGE: Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat. I watch many films in a year -- for work and pleasure, and I keep a record of them. In......

Manto Review: A highly intelligent piece of work

'If Manto, the film, falls short of being a masterpiece, it's ironically because Nandita Das the filmmaker does not quite crack the Manto code herself: she doesn't quite see her subject with the......

PIX: Bhumi, Gauri, Kiara, Radhika watch Lust Stories

Lust Stories releases on Netflix on Friday. A special screening of Lust Stories was held on Wednesday night. A Netflix original, Lust Stories has been directed by Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag......

Football Extras: Copa Libertadores final postponed again

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: River Plate's fans clash with riot police after the match betweeb River Plate and Boca Juniors was postponed in Buenos Aires in......

The Muhammad Ali tribute you MUST read!

'Every Ali obituary I read made the point that he 'transcended his sport' -- a reference to the many battles he fought with America even as he fought in America.''What the obituaries leave out is......

FIFA scandal: Banks did not do enough, says global agency

Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters A global group of government anti-money-laundering agencies said that financial......

Sports Shorts: Nadal recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis

Rafael Nadal of Spain. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Rafael Nadal is recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis and will continue a course of antibiotics in a bid to be fit for the......

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