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Story Posted on 06-10-2017

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Hindi Films, Indian cinema, Usha Khanna

Dil Deke Dekho: To Usha Khanna, the unsung woman who broke film records in a man's world

The only female music director in the Hindi film industry for five decades celebrates her birthday on October 7.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form
Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Nobel Literature

I don't grudge Kazuo Ishiguro the Nobel, but it's Haruki Murakami who saved me

Revisiting the author of 'Sputnik Sweetheart' as the Nobel Prize for Literature once again eludes him.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Economic disparity, Income gap, Mukesh Ambai, Forbes list

India's 100 richest are getting wealthier while economy slows down is utterly depressing

Forbes list reveals the rich are unaffected by PM Modi's controversial economic decisions.

VOICES

 |   Long-form
Trolls, Gauri Lankesh, Bigotry, Hate

Everywhere I look, I see hate

Our fights must begin in our homes, in our choices, in our language and in our refusal to ignore the hate.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Abhinav Bharat, Gandhi assassination probe, Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi

SC appointing amicus curiae to 're-probe' Gandhi's murder is a sign of the times

The petitioner seeking 'reinvestigation' into the 1948 point-blank assassination by Godse is a trustee of Abhinav Bharat.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Women, Cinema, Bollywood heroines

Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Sridevi - Bollywood still failing women

Most films are reluctant to go beyond the love aspect of a woman's life.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Singh for your supper  |   Long-form
India, Mahua, Wine, Alcohol

A short history of India's drinking culture

[Book extract] From the Vedic period to the time of the Persian invaders, the country has had a heady past.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, Hassan Rouhani, North Korea, Iran

Trump’s hyphenation of Iran and North Korea can be disastrous for US

The US President’s belligerence vis-à-vis Iran will hit many American companies.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read