Death of a ‘Beast’

Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died of cancer last week. Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences is thought to have o

20 Nov 2017

George N Netto

The day of the killer wild dogs

Wild dogs (or ‘dholes’ as they are called in North India) have an unsavoury reputation as ruthless killers.

20 Nov 2017

Tanuj Solanki

Yudhistira’s spiritual anxiety and the need for a sacrifice

In their forest exile, the Pandavas are in sorrow. Yudhistira, we know, needed the comforts of literature in the form of the story of Nala and Damayanti, which was told to him by Brihadashva.

20 Nov 2017

Suresh Sundaram

Clan in bigger trouble as income tax raids attempt to fix the fattest cat in Tamil Nadu

Income tax raids at AIADMK icon J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence had all the trappings of a Friday blockbuster.

20 Nov 2017

Santwana Bhattacharya


Shah Rukh Khan had an unusual escort to Kolkata airport when he went visiting the city for the state-sponsored film festival — Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

19 Nov 2017

Yatish Yadav

Urbanising Bharat is not easy, it is still a work in progress

Top bureaucrats recently gathered at the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss ways to bridge the urban-rural divide, prevent migration to cities and counter the absolute poverty rate.

19 Nov 2017

Pradeep Magazine

Reality Check in times of extravagance

To be a Cheteshwar Pujara in the times of T20s, where bowlers are like menial servants for their batting masters, can be a heartbreaking experience.

18 Nov 2017

Swarna Rajagopalan

Women in war and peace

The UN Resolution which says women should take part in conflict resolution and peace processes is relevant even in other situations

18 Nov 2017

The ‘fake news’ biz model

“It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME … The Fake News is going all out in order to demean and denigrate!” tweeted US President Donal

18 Nov 2017

Sandhya Vasudev

Bringing the drama back to politics

There are many who, after achieving glory in one field, decide to cross over to another ‘seemingly’ exciting one.

18 Nov 2017

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