Anvar Alikhan
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The writer is an advertising professional and social historian

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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The curse of Taimur that gave Joseph Stalin grief

Was it for real? Or was it, like the curse of the Pyramids, merely a set of eerie coincidences?

POLITICS

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What if Napoleon had fled to the US?

Would he have turned South America into one of the world's great powers?

ART & CULTURE

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19 fascinating things about Steve Jobs you didn't know

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.

ART & CULTURE

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Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? We are about to find out

It is now time to put an end to the controversy, once and for all, by bringing the big guns of technology to bear on it.

POLITICS

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Ramalinga Raju: Hyderabad’s best-kept secret is now out

It had to be hush-hush, of course, because of his ambiguous legal position.

ART & CULTURE

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The secret life of elephants revealed

A review of "The Tusk That Did the Damage", an acclaimed new novel by American author of Indian origin, Tania James.

ART & CULTURE

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The mockingbird flies again

Social media is already buzzing about Harper Lee's new book.

POLITICS

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RK Laxman has flown away

Laxman had a love-hate relationship with the breed of Indian politicians. He seemed to loathe them and their unlovely ways. And yet he couldn’t do without them.