Author’s Lounge

  • Goodbye 2018!

    By Anil dharker

    How do you define a year? A good way is to look at the buzz words that dominated conversation over its 12 months.

    The buzziest word was Disruption. We saw it…

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  • Ayodhya: The disingenuity of Shiv Sena leaders; then and now

    By Sujata Anandan

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is being disingenuous in claiming that it took only 17 mins for the Sena to bring down the Babri Masjid just like Bal Thackeray…

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  • Mumbai Notebook

    By Anil Dharker

    The word ‘legend’ is too loosely used, but no one will dispute that Alyque Padamsee deserved to be called that. Not once, but twice over.

    First, of course, as an…

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  • Mumbai Notebook

    By Anil Dharker

    ‘Judicial overreach’. It`s a phrase heard often, and I have written articles on it, as has every single columnist in the land. With some justification too, because the courts,…

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  • TEA WITH THE AUTHORS EVENT AT TAJ

    By Tata Literature Live!

    The Taj Mahal Palace & Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest bring to you an afternoon to remember.

    TEA WITH AUTHORS!

    Here’s your chance to be in conversation with your favourite…

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  • Ram Temple issue: Now the saints will come marching in!

    By Sujata Anandan

    As the RSS-BJP’s initial expectations to build Ram Temple were dashed by the SC decision to defer hearing to January, Sangh Parivar will now outsource the Ram Mandir agitation…

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  • Literature Live MyStory Contest Winners – Prose

    By Anam Fatima (Jury Choice)

    I wrote this piece for children. It is dedicated to all the differently abled and to all the people associated with these beautiful human beings. It is dedicated to…

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  • Literature Live MyStory Contest Winners – Poetry

    By Prakhar Pathrikar (Jury Chosen)

    The City by Prakhar Pathrikar (Jury Chosen)

    I hear this city.
    It’s puffed sighs on an empty belly.
    Wind chiming dreams and responsibilities together,
    spooking timid titanium hearts from behind.

    I gush through these…

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  • Campus Contest Results 2018

    By Warren D’Silva

    Story and Poetry Writing Contests were held at Hinduja College in South Mumbai and St Andrew’s College in North Mumbai  and were open to students from all over the…

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  • On Stage

    By Anil Dharker

    If you are a famous person – and many of you who read this column are really well-known – would you like a film done on your life? That`s…

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  • The Man and the Mahatma

    By Zareer Masani

    JAMES BOSWELL’S LEGENDARY biography of Samuel Johnson was based on first-hand experience of living, working and travelling with the great man for most of his life. Ramachandra Guha, denied…

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  • Mumbai Notebook

    By Anil Dharker

    You may or may not know that the National Ease of Living Index was released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs last month. Now that you know,…

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  • The Modi government is the most faceless, nameless & talent-averse India has seen

    By Shekhar Gupta

    The Modi government has run out of intellectual capital and this explains its stall in key sectors and fading momentum.

    Let’s set it up with three questions. Is the Narendra…

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  • The Presidential Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    By Ashwani Kumar

    PM Narendra Modi in the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort | Source : @narendramodi
    There is an unconventional makeover of parliamentary democracy underway in India with PM-President Narendra…

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  • Section 377 Ruling: Pride Restored, Judiciary No More an Iron Cage

    By Shashi Tharoor

    Nearly seventy-one years after adopting one of the world’s most liberal constitutions, India can finally celebrate the expunging of a nasty colonial-era provision in its penal code, Section 377,…

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  • Captain Uncool

    By Anil Dharker

    Someone should calm Virat Kohli down and make him study the situation instead of screaming at it.

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  • Remembering My Guru Kofi Annan: A Man Of Rare Warmth, Wit and Wisdom

    By Shahi Tharoor

    Those who worked with him and those whose lives he touched knew the former United Nations Secretary-General possessed a rare ingredient not always found in successful men – he…

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  • On Stage

    By Anil Dharker

    The latest news about self-driving cars is that they are not coming to India any time soon. This is not because we have an unlimited supply of drivers for…

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