Aditya Mani Jha
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Writer works at Penguin Random House India. The views expressed here are his own.

VARIETY

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Why it's important to temper the 'greatness' of VS Naipaul with a dose of reality

While the political faces of bigotry today seem cartoonish and crude, they are backed by a philosophy of hatred that's fast getting normalised.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Why we must not let physical books die

Physical books are up against a powerful, endlessly seductive force: tech culture.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Why we must watch Pari - it could have been so much worse

In true Bollywood fashion, it goes ahead and sacrifices everything at the altar of romantic, heteronormative love.

ART & CULTURE

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How Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, influenced pop culture

It's interesting to see how certain books, films and songs shaped the serial killer and how he shaped some of them.

ART & CULTURE

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Sea Oak is another example of how TV shows are turning to literature

While Amazon debuted the TV adaptation of George Saunders' short story, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace is being adapted as Netflix series.

VARIETY

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Laakhon Mein Ek is brilliant, but no genius takedown of IIT coaching nightmare

The Amazon Prime Original series is created by Biswa Kalyan Rath, a stand-up comedian who went to an IIT himself.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Kazuo Ishiguro deserves Nobel Prize in Literature

No other writer has done so much with so little by way of conventional authorial pyrotechnics.

VOICES

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IIT Kanpur needs to call out ragging and sexual abuse on campus

At least 22 second-year students verbally and sexually abused a group of juniors on campus earlier this month.