Day: April 3, 2019

Is saffron terrorism the Great Indian Conspiracy?

Editor | Non-Fiction The shocking blasts of Malegaon and Samjhauta were projected as ‘saffron terrorism’. A new theory, terrorist attacks were tainted as such till, a few years later, Kasab’s confession offered solid proof of Pakistan’s role in the 26/11 attacks. Though the police had concluded a Pakistani hand for the earlier blasts, it was

Who was Dawood Ibrahim’s Mentor?

Editor | Non-Fiction How did Dawood become the Undisputed King of the Mumbai Underworld? Who was Dawood’s Mentor? Tired of being bullied, a scrawny, impoverished Dawood Ibrahim is looking for a saviour, Khalid Khan Bachcha, who would teach him the ropes of handling a bunch of hooligans. Instead, what he gets is a mentor who

Essential Reads | Journeys – A Poet’s Diary | A.K. Ramanujan

Editor | Poetry A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) is well known as one of the finest poets, translators, folklorists, essayists and scholars of the twentieth century. His translations of ancient Tamil and medieval Kannada poetry, as well as of U.R. Anantha Murthy’s novel Samskara, are considered classics in Indian literature. A pioneering poet, he had produced during

Essential Reads | Eric Hobsbawm | A Life in History

Editor | Non-Fiction At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world. His books were translated into more than fifty languages and he was as well known in Brazil and Italy as he was in Britain and the United States. His writings

Season changes, Wisden India Almanack next edition will be in October

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Bloomsbury India has decided to publish the next edition of Wisden India Almanack in October 2019, at the start of the Indian season. Loved by the connoisseurs of cricket world over for its nuanced analysis and balanced approach, the seventh edition of Wisden India Almanack will have a wider range