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From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven and 11,......

Coronavirus: Good cop, bad cop

As we get used to a long haul of isolation to curb the spread of COVID-19, the police's new avatar in many places is a far cry from that of the high-handed enforcer of law and order.Ritwik Sharma......

Is Congress better off without Scindia?

'Should the Congress take Jyotiraditya's departure as good riddance?', asks Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda, right, welcomes Jyotiraditya into the BJP......

Police must be insulated from their political masters

The Indian police is governed by the archaic, colonial-era Police Act of 1861, which has no place in a democracy.It was created to make the police subservient to its masters and, consequently,......

Hindu tolerance is under challenge with the rise of the Hindu Right

'The Hindu quest for political power in terms of a Hindu identity can pose a problem for tolerance, as the alignment of religion with power often does.'A revealing excerpt from Arvind Sharma's......

Who is reading my mail?

"Are you the boss of this company?" demanded the voice on the phone on a recent morning. I acknowledged that I was the head of the company which ran the email service and asked him who would he be.......

JRD: The legend lives on

"If my ex-boss JRD (Tata) had been around, he would have punched me in the gut because I have a paunch," says T R Doongaji, Managing Director of Tata Services Ltd, patting his tummy as he walks me......

Just what is Amitabh doing these days?

Fifty years in the film industry, 200 odd films, countless hits/blockbusters, dozens of endorsements and loads of goodwill later, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be as busy as ever. After delivering......

The Queen's Last Salute

Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi releases this week, a cinematic tribute to one of India's most courageous monarchs.In this fascinating excerpt from Moupia Basu's new book The......

Remembering the incredible Tom Alter!

Saluting Tom Alter, who passed into the ages on September 29. Romance icon Rajesh Khanna’s remarkable charisma in Aradhana sparked the acting bug in many. Somewhere in the small town of......

'Judi Dench is obsessed with India'

'He cooked chicken curry and so because of him, curries entered the British royal kitchens.''Eventually, he became a political advisor to the queen.''This guy was disrupting the royal household. It......

Mughal-E-Azam, Border, Asoka: Bollywood's EPIC battles? VOTE!

War is as grand and consummate as love in Bollywood.In Indian cinema’s larger-than-life outlook, not only love but war too is depicted on a grand, exciting scale. Be it the battles fought......
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