The Omicron Explosion - How Dangerous Is It?
Don’t be fooled by Omicron’s milder manifestation. Covid’s new strain is spreading like wildfire and can be ignored only at our own peril
The launch of the booster shot campaign and new vaccines give hope that the impact of Omicron and the third wave will be less severe than the previous surge
GOA GETS A PARTY OF PARTIES
The TMC’s entry is the big news in the Goa election. Elsewhere, the mix ’n match of state politics continues even as the BJP tries to stave off anti-incumbency
AN UNEASY TRUCE
On December 15, 2021, a long-drawn-out legal battlebetween members of the erstwhile Jaipur royalty came to a close.
DELIGHTING IN THE DETAIL
Her attention to craft has helped actor SHEFALI SHAH become the cynosure of modern entertainment
WANTED: A HEALING TOUCH
After two Covid-battered years and in the midst of assembly elections, the government is likely to attempt a feelgood budget for 2022-23
Q + A “AGE HAS LIBERATED ME”
Actor Lara Dutta Bhupathi is enjoying her day in the ott sun. The comedy Kaun Banegi Shikharwati on Zee5 is already the former Ms Universe’s third web show in two years
A CAMPAIGN WITH BYTE
Leaders savvy and unsavvy, freelance techie gunslingers who do saffron in the morning and socialism by night, the smell of virtual cordite…. India is seeing its first online-only elections. What do the Digital War Rooms of parties look like?
THE POISONED WELL
Ask around in the Digambar Chowk area of Jorhat in Assam about engineering student Niraj Bishnoi and you run up against a strange kind of absence. Many in the neighbourhood did not even know he existed.
JAT PLUS: A CHALLENGE IN THE WEST
After a decade in the wilderness, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and its new chief, Jayant Chaudhary, are back in the reckoning in bastion western UP
A FLYOVER INTO PUNJAB
High sensitivity around identity issues, the spectre of security, a fragmented and fluid political canvas...will all of that converge to the BJP's advantage?
THAT SINKING FEELING
DARK CLOUDS LOOM AGAIN
The Covid Omicron variant once again threatens to cripple most services sector businesses. How deeply the economy will be scarred depends on the level of the health crisis at hand
'Long-endurance submarines pose new challenges'
WE THAT ARE YOUNG
Much like the youth of her characters, Sally Rooney’s latest novel is caught in a flux of becoming
DON'T FIGHT THIS FLIGHT
Written by T.J. Newman, a former flight attendant, Falling is a kind of blockbuster hijack drama that keeps you strapped in from the start
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Abir Mukherjee’s sixth novel in the Wyndham-Banerjee series sees him better already good form
THE NIZAM IN ANEES SALIM’S NOVEL HAS SO MANY CHILDREN THAT THEIR VOICES TOGETHER CREATE A POLYPHONY
WINNING THE RACE
IN HIS RECENTLY RELEASED MEMOIR, KAL PENN TELLS THE STORY OF HOW HE BROKE HOLLYWOOD’S DIVERSITY CEILING
MY BEST OF 2021 - GAUTAM BHATIA
GAUTAM BHATIA Author, The Wall
MY BEST OF 2021 - GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI
Former diplomat; Author of Refuge
MY BEST OF 2021 - MIRZA WAHEED
MIRZA WAHEED Author, Tell Her Everything
MY BEST OF 2021 - JERRY PINTO
JERRY PINTO Author; translator
THE STORIES IN THIS SCI-FI ANTHOLOGY MIGHT BE SET IN THE FUTURE, BUT THEIR ROOTS ARE IN THE HERE AND NOW
Sense of an Ending
EVEN AS AMITAVA KUMAR’S NOVEL ASKS IF FICTION HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN OUR LIVES STILL, HIS WRITING SAYS YES