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ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Communal Riots, 1993 Mumbai Blasts

That day in 1993 when a few Mumbaikars said no to Hindu versus Muslim

[Book excerpt] 'Who the hell is an enemy? All of us live in this hell-hole of a city because we have no choice.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Rajkumar Hirani, Ranbir Kapoor, 1993 Mumbai Blasts, Sanju

What Sanju trailer reveals about Sanjay Dutt

The honesty in the portrayal by Ranbir Kapoor is debatable.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Book Extract, Theatre, Maharashtra, 1993 Mumbai Blasts

Bombay unmoved: When 5,000 watched a play a day after 1944 explosion

[Book extract] When a calamity hits the city, is it right to have film shows or theatrical performances?

POLITICS

 |  What Bollywood taught me today  |  6-minute read
1993 Mumbai Blasts, Yerwada Jail, Sanjay Dutt

How the media really covered Sanjay Dutt's jail release

When the actor arrived, reporters who seemed sane until then, hugged him, whispered sweet nothings to him.

POLITICS

 |  Eye In The Sky  |  3-minute read
Sanjay Dutt, Dawood Ibrahim, 1993 Mumbai Blasts

Sanjay Dutt's release should make patriotic Indians throw up

Throughout the Mumbai blasts, the actor was in regular contact with Dawood Ibrahim's family.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Markandey Katju, Bollywood, 1993 Mumbai Blasts, Sanjay Dutt

Prison may not have changed Sanjay Dutt, but who cares?

The manner in which the actor has parallelly existed in two extreme worlds compel one to think that perhaps the confinement never really happened.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
1993 Mumbai Blasts, Punjab police, Pathankot terror attack

Pathankot or Mumbai 1993: Corrupt officers sell India to terror

It is startling to see how quickly lessons learnt about the enemy within have been forgotten.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Book Extract, Dawood Ibrahim, 1993 Mumbai Blasts, Yakub Memon

How I tricked Yakub Memon and his family to return to India

[Book excerpt] Former Delhi Police commissioner on planning the 'escape' of the 1992-93 Mumbai serial blasts convict's kin from Dubai.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Tiger memon, Chhota Shakeel, Yakub Memon hanging, 1993 Mumbai Blasts

Why India must take Tiger Memon and Chhota Shakeel's threats seriously

Possibility a revenge incident in Mumbai or elsewhere should not be ruled out.

POLITICS

 |  Bite Soldier  |  6-minute read
1993 Mumbai Blasts, Death penalty, Yakub Memon hanging

The seething rage of Mumbai's Bada Kabristan

The government needs to dispel the notion that justice is not being served equally in India.