Vishnu Makhijani

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'Soumitra Chatterjee disdained stardom'

Soumitra Chatterjee, the doyen of Bengali cinema who passed away on November 15, 2020 aged 85, leaving behind an oeuvre of over 250 films – a staggering 14 of them directed by Satyajit Ray - five books, four poetry collections, three dramas and an array of paintings, had once remarked that he would have become a carpenter had he not become an…

'Unbridled competition has raised costs for India, China' (Book Review)

The irony couldn't be more apt. The Sino-American rapprochement saw the once bitter enemies establishing diplomatic relations in 1979

Writing 'The Lost Homestead' was cathartic: Marina Wheeler

A film on India's last Viceroy triggered a series of journeys to the sub-continent as Marina Wheeler attempted to come to terms with its partition in 1947 and the trauma that it caused to her mother

Lockdown-inspired Sudha Murty relives her childhood with 'Grandparents' Bag of Stories'

A prolific author and philanthropist, Sudha Murty is quite content at often being addressed as "Mrs Narayana Murthy", as she presides over the Rs 400 crore Infosys Foundation that works among the less privileged sections of society and practices what she preaches -- that "money alone does not bring satisfaction" and that "satisfaction comes…

Islam is more than ritualism; Quran teaches reasoning and logic, says new book

Islam is not confined to ritualistic prayers and appearances. A scientific study will unveil what is elaborated in the Quran and what is binding on all those who claim to be Muslims

Is India missing the wood for the trees on China?

A homily uttered over a century ago - "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" by American philosopher George Santayana seems to ring true even today in the face of a prolonged stand-off with China on the northern borders

Indian Ocean: A new theatre of geopolitical rivalry?

Its an ocean as vast as the sub-continent whose name it bears, encompassing Asia to the north, Australia to the east and Africa to the west

India a Civilisational State 're-architecting the Republic'

India is a Civilisational State engaged in a "grand undertaking to re-architect" the Republic


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