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Mother’s Diary | Actress Supriya Pathak’s Ode To The Mother—In Her Words And Works

Mother’s Diary | Actress Supriya Pathak’s Ode To The Mother—In Her Words And Works

04 October, 2021 Supriya Pathak

The image of a mother and the role she plays in real life has gone through some drastic transformation, and that has naturally changed our way of looking at it in cinema, says actress Supriya Pathak

College Diary: Back To Campus, To Be Alive Again

College Diary: Back To Campus, To Be Alive Again

27 September, 2021 Prarthana Aggarwal

A life away from the Zoom screen, crickets singing in high octave, mosquitoes buzzing at night, friends crowding for chai—the surreal feeling at a college in Pune


Tokyo Paralympics Diary: Where The Mind Shoots Straight As An Arrow

“I would be lying if I said I was not gripped by fear…even the best archers have parched throats,” writes Tokyo bronze medallist Harvinder Singh.

Diary: Jangal Santhal And Kanu Sanyal Don’t Live Here Anymore…. This Is Not That Naxalbari

Diary: Jangal Santhal And Kanu Sanyal Don’t Live Here Anymore…. This Is Not That Naxalbari

13 September, 2021 Suvam Pal

Yes, it’s a 180-degree turn. The BJP won this assembly seat by a whopping 58% vote—saffron and TMC flags fly everywhere. And the only Left party in the fray scored less than NOTA!


Kabul Diary | ‘I Don’t Know What My Fate Will Be When The Taliban Come To Know About My Work’

Kabul was built, brick by brick, on hope. That was my childhood. Business was booming. Jobs were aplenty. I studied to be a doctor. Then, in 2015, the descent into hell began.

30 August, 2021

Diary: ‘Mammootty, My Boss, Looked Younger Than Me In 2001…He Still Does’

John Brittas

It’s 50 years in cinema for the perennially handsome Kerala icon. John Brittas, who saw his first Mammootty film in ’81, on how he brings method acting even to the theatre of life.


23 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Diary: 'Maje Karo,' My German Trainer Would Tell Me

Neeraj Chopra

Mental fitness is as important as pitch-perfect physical form. I managed the second—despite jet lag—only because of the year’s delay in the Olympics. And the former? Thank Klaus!


16 August, 2021

Tunisia Diary: Did Hannibal Eat Hindi And Wear a Sari?

Puneet Kundal

Hindi is a cactus fruit, chapati is a soft bread, and the sari flows from the neck down. But from Hannibal to the Arab Spring, there’s something uniquely ‘Tounsi’ about Tunisia.


09 August, 2021

Diary | When We Were World Beaters: Former India Hockey Star M.M. Somaya’s Essay

M.M. Somaya

Playing astro-turf for the first time en route to gold at Moscow 1980, on to Tokyo now…. Ex-India captain M.M. Somaya weaves back and forth across a glorious hockey history.


02 August, 2021

Diary | Gouri Amma's Many Trysts With Revolution, In The Words Of Journalist Joseph Maliakan

Joseph Maliakan

The glowing words of tribute from the Left on her demise neatly evaded the question of the Communist betrayal of Gouri Amma. But even her days in exile were no less revolutionary.


26 July, 2021

Diary | Javed Akhtar’s Heartfelt Tribute To Bollywood Mashaal Dilip Kumar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar saheb struggling for words to say about Dilip Kumar saheb. Like a meaningful pause…as befits a man for whom only silence can be the best tribute.


19 July, 2021

Diary | I.V. Sasi, Mohanlal, Mammooty, Shakeela…How A Tamilian Fell In Love With Malayalam Movies

G.C. Shekhar

A childhood brush with a Chemmeen song, then a long erotic arc interrupted by the superstar duo M&M…and finally the present. Watching Malayalam cinema from across the Ghats.


12 July, 2021

Death Diary

Hoihnu Hauzel

Is death like sleep? From which we arise to an eternal life of the spirit? Is the body a mere prison? As familiar people vanished one by one, the simple questions turn complex.


05 July, 2021

Milkha Singh Diary

Gurbachan Singh Randhawa

'Milkha Singh was a legend and will remain a legend forever. Goodbye to my dear fellow athlete and friend,' writes Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, a contemporary of Milkha Singh and an athlete who ran in the 1960 and ’64 Olympics


28 June, 2021

Homeschooling Diary

Ravleen Kaur

Three languages in a year, meteor showers and jungle tamarind candies! Freedom and happiness in the present guide their self-learning: not strict hours or curricular structures.


28 June, 2021

Lockdown Diary

Anhad Singh


21 June, 2021

Uncle Sam Diary

P.A. Krishnan

Not the ‘LA International Airport’ of Susan Raye fame. The only sound was of the trolley wheels. 'We are in a deep hole,' said the lady at the counter. 'How’s India doing?' Well…


14 June, 2021

Lakshadweep Diary

Jagdish Sagar

The fragilest beauty, in miniature. High literacy. The lowest crime rate in India, perhaps the world. Religion as genuine piety. How can you fix what ain’t broke?


Photo Gallery

Youngsters stand in a queue to receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during a special vaccination drive for teachers and students in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Youngsters pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh during his 114th birth anniversary celebration, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh chowk in Patiala.

PTI Photo

Union Ministers Bhupendra Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Anurag Thakur come out after meeting Election Commission, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

A medic prepares Covid-19 vaccine to administer to a beneficiary during a special vaccination drive for teachers and students in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Congress women activists stage an agitation demanding speedy punishments to rapists, in Thane.

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A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

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