18 October 2018

A thousand polite complaints

For three years, Miqdaad Versi has waged a quixotic campaign against the endless distortions in news about Muslims.

6 September 2018

A Slow March To Progress

The Supreme Court’s decision on Section 377 snips away one more tether binding India to its colonial past.

28 June 2018

India’s Biggest Bank Fraud

A good casting director would have marked Nirav Modi for the role of heistee, not heister.

15 June 2018

The World’s Top Art Detective

Find someone who looks at you the way Jamie Martin looks at his Fourier-transform infrared microscope.

9 May 2018

Tiny Museums

Every person deserves a museum of his or her own life, because every life is so irreducibly strange, every mind so infinitely rich.

7 April 2018

The Also Rans

In 1967-68, Madras was unstoppable. Bombay hadn’t lost a Ranji final in nine years, but it now seemed vulnerable, prepared to be toppled from its throne. [Purchase Required]

1 April 2018

The Bit Player

Fielding in the deep, the player can be outdoors at 9pm, standing under a sky full of light. The bleakness of winter is still many months away.  [Purchase Required]

21 March 2018

The Local Architect

In the buildings of Balkrishna Doshi, the Indian architect who won this year’s Pritzker Prize, it’s easy to take the light for granted.

19 March 2018

A Port in a Storm

Whispers of an effacement — a cruel loan, financial intrigues— began to gust around the village. The near-loss of the harbor two years ago came upon the village like a temblor.