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The Sino-Indian War Was “A Masterstroke That Placed China as the Leader of the Third World”

More than 55 years ago, on 20 October 1962, China launched a series of attacks on Indian positions in the former North Eastern Frontier Agency—present-day...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Ordnance Factories, Defence Ministry and Bureaucrats Have Created A Crisis of Ammunition Shortage in India

Within three weeks into the Siachen conflict during the Kargil war in 1999, India ran low on ammunition, and approached South Africa to help replenish its stock...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Mahabharata Can Be Read As an Indictment of War

In her latest book, Political Violence in Ancient India, the historian Upinder Singh traces the subject of “violence” and how it came to be viewed a...   [ continue reading...]

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Former HT Press Worker Found Dead In A Protest Tent Outside the Company’s Delhi Office

At around 6 am on 12 October, Ravinder Singh, a 56-year-old former employee of the Hindustan Times Limited, was found dead in a small tent outside the newspaper...   [ continue reading...]

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The RSS’s Reliance on Lal-Bal-Pal to Justify Its Own Cultural Nationalism Fails to Recognise The Trio’s Inclusive Politics

In early August, in his last speech as vice president, Hamid Ansari noted that in contrast to a “pluralist view of nationalism” that prevailed for d...   [ continue reading...]

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In Another Blow To the Ramgarh Lynching Case, Wife of Main Witness Dies Near Court; Deposition Stalled

On 12 October, Zulaikha Khatoon, the wife of the only eyewitness in the case of the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari, died in an alleged road accident barely a kilo...   [ continue reading...]

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Monsanto, Government of India, and the Bt Cotton Conundrum: An Extract from “A Frayed History”

The newspaper Mint reported yesterday that the US-based agriculture giant Monsanto has settled its disputes with three prominent Indian seed companies. The comp...   [ continue reading...]

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LOOKING BACK

Edited by Rakshanda Jalil, Tarun K Saint and Debjani Sengupta This newly edited volume of writings on Partition includes poetry, fiction, reportage, film critic...   [ continue reading...]

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Taken

IN AN IMAGE CAPTURED by the documentary photographer Showkat Nanda, a faded Khan dress—a type of salwar kameez commonly worn by Kashmiri men—is...   [ continue reading...]

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Lively Eyes That Think

11 OCTOBER TO 10 DECEMBER INSTITUTO CERVANTES, DELHI Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish cultural centre, presents an exhibition featuring images captured by the t...   [ continue reading...]

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Hate Stories

One evening in March, 15-year-old Ayat Hariri—a Syrian refugee in Lebanon—emerged in front of a packed house at a popular bistro in Beirut. She bega...   [ continue reading...]

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Jomin o Joban—A Tale of Land

27 OCTOBER TO 8 DECEMBER PROJECT 88, MUMBAI The photographer Munem Wasif’s visual work is centred on land—its ever-changing forms, people’s pe...   [ continue reading...]

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Reasonable Doubt

THE JAIL IN THE TOWN of Baliguda, in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, houses around 85 prisoners, both convicts and undertrials. To meet any of thes...   [ continue reading...]

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DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT

Junichiro Tanizaki Translated by J Keith Vincent In this novella, a writer receives a phone call telling him when a murder is going to take place and demanding...   [ continue reading...]

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Notorious Rowdies

14 SEPTEMBER TO 21 OCTOBER TARQ, MUMBAI This series of photographs by the Bengaluru-based photographer Claire Arni, is a visual exploration of the term “r...   [ continue reading...]

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BEYOND BOLLYWOOD

Edited by M K Raghavendra This collection of essays on the Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam film industries is as much a social and political account of the...   [ continue reading...]

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THE SECRET LIFE

Andrew O’Hagan Fact can be stranger than fiction, as the journalist Andrew O’Hagan demonstrates in this book. O’Hagan was hired to ghostwrite...   [ continue reading...]

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Old World Theatre Festival

6 TO 15 OCTOBER INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, DELHI The sixteenth edition of the Old World Theatre Festival, hosted by the Old World Culture Trust, will include 15 play...   [ continue reading...]

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Coming to America

ON A SEPTEMBER NIGHT IN 1907, an angry mob of about six hundred white people attacked and destroyed an Asian Indian settlement in Bellingham, in the north-...   [ continue reading...]

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State Graft

In December 2012, the Communist Party of China’s political bureau, or politburo, the highest political body in the country, adopted a document that spelt...   [ continue reading...]

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