• Feb
    08

    The road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari aims to build 100 km of roads a day, up from the current 18 km. While this will be good for

  • Feb
    07

    This week we bring you interesting art news and the outcome of major international art auctions. For travellers across the globe museums are among the most visited

  • Feb
    05

    It seems civilisation as a whole has reached an impasse: we’re either dreadfully shockingly rude or we’re so careful that things get a little ridiculous.
    Of the rude, I can

  • When I was in school, much before the advent of smartphones and internet, we had ‘autograph books’ where the person you were parting from scribbled a few lines for you,

  • The Mughals ruled long enough and built grand structures all over the country which are well documented and largely well-preserved. But there were other dynasties such as the Tughlaqs

  • In our century, if there were something like a sacred treasure of cinema, then for me that would have to be

  • The word ‘mafia’ immediately evokes images of blood and gore and gangsters and shootouts that we have seen in so many films. Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy perhaps remains

  • Feb
    04

    We are all in a sense pilgrim souls enjoying the joys and sorrows of this everchanging gift of life. Some people look on life as a burden and so

  • Legendary Canadian writer Margaret Atwood proves as elusive to the press as the utopia that her novel’s characters seek in vain. We, however, are luckier than Stan and Charmaine

  • Thanks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s gorgeous film Bajirao Mastani, I had a refresher course on the historical sites in and around Pune, starting with Shaniwar wada and stretching to Kothrud