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Mad dogs and Englishmen: Brexit and Britain's decline

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- The staggering margin by which the British Prime Minister Theresa May lost the so-called "meaningful vote" on Tuesday night over the deal she had negotiated with the European Uni... Read More


THE INTERLOCUTOR OF SOCIETAL MALADIES

New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- Mrinal Sen was easily among India's earliest radical film-makers in an overt, political sense. But he had the misfortune of making films at the same time as the auteur Satyajit R... Read More


Lounge Tribute | Mrinal Sen: The interlocutor of societal maladies

New Delhi, Jan. 3 -- Mrinal Sen was easily among India's earliest radical film-makers in an overt, political sense. But he had the misfortune of making films at the same time as the auteur Satyajit Ra... Read More


Curtain falls on a sublime phase of Indian cinema as Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

New Delhi, Dec. 30 -- With the passing of Mrinal Sen, the curtain has fallen on a sublime phase of Indian cinema, when three great film-makers from Bengal created a lasting impact on Indian cinematic ... Read More


Opinion | Bangladesh's political turmoil and why people deserve better

New Delhi, Dec. 27 -- Only astrologers and pollsters predict election outcomes and often they get it wrong. Sitting far away from Bangladesh, it is not for me to predict the results of the vote on 30 ... Read More


Opinion | A fine mess in Britain

New Delhi, Dec. 12 -- The mess in which British Prime Minister Theresa May finds herself (she is struggling to survive a no-confidence vote within her party as I write this) is partly her own making, ... Read More


Opinion | Anwar Ibrahim's politics of hope and inclusiveness

New Delhi, Nov. 28 -- There is an axiom in American politics that a candidate who hopes to win should run in the primaries from the extremes and the general campaign from the centre. The wisdom behind... Read More


Opinion | The risk of acceding to a majoritarian demand

New Delhi, Nov. 14 -- Perhaps the greatest achievement of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in making many leading Indian politicians who describe themselves as secular and liberal believe tha... Read More


Opinion | The Bharatiya Janata Party's search for a hero

New Delhi, Nov. 1 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept at least one of the promises he had made in the run up to the 2014 parliamentary elections-of installing in Gujarat what will briefly be the ... Read More


Opinion | How the #MeToo movement has changed the equation

New Delhi, Oct. 18 -- If M.J. Akbar were the kind of editor he used to be, he would have laughed at the statement that the former junior external affairs minister Mobashar Jawed Akbar had put out, rid... Read More