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'In our bid to send more pilgrims, we are destroying holy sites'

Jnanpith Award-winning writer Amitav Ghosh has lamented that in the eagerness to send more pilgrims to holy places, the authorities are actually destroying the pilgrim sites. IMAGE: A house was......

'Humans have never learned from history'

'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......

'Vegetarianism can help'

'But one of the important things to remember is that what we are seeing today in India -- the destruction of the forests, the opening up of the forests to mining companies.''It's a horrifying thing......

Climate change not a problem of future but of past too, says Amitav Ghosh

As the world grapples with extreme weather events and climate change becomes the buzzword of contemporary times, author Amitav Ghosh says the crisis has been in the making since the 17th century......

Lockdown Times: A unique Goan perspective!

Sheela Jaywant invites you to explore the GoaWriters's interesting look at the lockdown. IMAGE: Authors Shashi Deshpande, second from left, Jerry Pinto, right, and Damodar Mauzo, second from......

India Inc gets back to office cautiously, even as many MNCs remain shut

Many are testing hybrid models including getting small batches to work, rotating staff every week, introducing shifts and allowing certain functions to operate from office in small numbers.......

Climate change: Here's what writer Amitav Ghosh has to say

What disappoints Ghosh is the failure of policy makers in preparing for impacts of climate change which are already affecting us. Novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh, below, left, had his first......

Jerry Rao's mission: Affordable housing

When I broached the subject of 'Lunch with BS', with Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao, he'd said he would prefer to have a simple meal at home rather than in a restaurant. So I head out in the pouring rain to......

Big bucks? Authors too are getting them

Authors have finally started making news in India, with the size of their book advances and not just their books themselves. Ramachandra Guha had publishers vying to offer him upwards of a crore of......

Are the IIMs profiteering?

(This is a sequel to the article by this author [April 1] that looked at the issue from the perspective of the student. This article tries to complete the discussion by looking at the proposed fee......

What inspired Rangoon?

Did the human drama provoked by the Japanese invasion of Burma and the Indian exodus from Rangoon inspire director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming epic? IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan in Rangoon. The railway......

Deepa Mehta makes film on Midnight's Children

Known for her daring choice of subjects in filmmaking, director Deepa Mehta has now taken up yet another challenge of adapting Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children into a film. The Booker prize......

'8 is inoffensive to Islam'

An educated Muslim woman in New York decides to leave her husband and son to become the second wife of a traditional Muslim man and wear a veil. Eyebrows will surely be raised at the short film......

Lost in translation

In a few weeks when Manil Suri, a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, will begin promoting his new book The Age of Shiva, some of his fans may want to revisit his first book The......
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