Kaveree Bamzai

OPEN TO OPINION

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Editor-at-Large, India Today Group

ART & CULTURE

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Padmavati row: India has become a republic of bullies

It is a measure of the culture of fear in our nation that people are taking the law into their own hands.

ART & CULTURE

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Padmavati is a convenient myth in the time of airbrushed history

Such movies remind Rajputs of a history where kings were not above using their women as currency in exchange for peace and prosperity.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Pakistan is Austenistan and other delights

There is drama, romance, humour, but also cynicism.

ART & CULTURE

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Every child needs a champion and Aamir Khan is everyone's

Role of popular culture in encouraging change and emboldening the weak cannot be over-emphasised.

VARIETY

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Sangeet Som, Taj Mahal is everything India should be proud of

The cherry-picking of history, defining acts by religious denomination, are not just detrimental to the nation's well-being but also laughable.

ART & CULTURE

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What charges of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reveal

Men feel it is their right to claim sex as a perk of being in positions of power.

ART & CULTURE

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A soldier's daughter on Kargil war and India's neglect of Army

Diksha Dwivedi's 'Letters from Kargil' documents a daughter's grief and the soldiers' love for India.

ART & CULTURE

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Empire: A new book unravels the life and reign of Rajendra Chola

Kaveree Bamzai talks to Devi Yesodharan, the author of Empire, published by Juggernaut Books.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Terrible beauty - The city that won't leave you or let you live

Kushanava Choudhury's The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta is a book to fall in love with, just like the city he writes about.