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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......

The Facebook Menace

'We must all commit to sharing less nonsense and quarrelling less on social media.''We could use that time instead to meeting and speaking to our friends and family instead of 'liking' their......

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......

A Season of Spies

'Raazi is being hailed for breaking the glass ceiling for Daughters of Bollywood Inc,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It's a curiosity that during a prolonged phase of......

'I won this at the 'last ever' Golden Globes'

'Once, when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something -- you know we were gonna work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, 'Isn't it such......

Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a mystery movie that doesn't mystify

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stumbles considerably because of its simplistic plotting, says Raja Sen.Byomkesh Bakshi -- or, if we go with the spelling picked out by director Dibakar Banerjee, Bakshy......

MAMI Diaries: Must Watch Cinema, now playing in Mumbai!

Brilliant cinema at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, raves Sukanya Verma. In all its 16 years, this is my first trip to the Mumbai Film Festival. For some reason or another, I always found myself......

Emraan Hashmi's Tigers premieres in Toronto

Director Danis Tanovic, producer Anurag Kashyap and actor Emraan Hashmi have created an inspiring work of international collaboration with Tigers. Arthur J Pais reports from Toronto. "Is......

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