Essays

Teju Cole.

Portrait of an author: Teju Cole

1 min read . 01 May 2017
A still from Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Bombay’<br />

The language of love

5 min read . 11 Aug 2015
The cover of the English translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s non-fiction works, published by Westland.<br />

Urdu and my Manto moment

6 min read . 07 Jun 2014
<br />Traditional designs, like this pair of woven silver cuffs, are preferred. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

The silver lining

1 min read . 15 Jun 2012
<br />Fakir, now 30 years old, has been in and out of rehabilitation centres since 2002. Back then, he was addicted to heroin. Now, he abuses pharmaceutical drugs. Here, he’s watching television while smoki<br />

Cycle of deceit

1 min read . 08 Jun 2012
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Khus, cricket, Kolkata!

1 min read . 01 Jun 2012
<br />On history: Ayesha Jalal. Hindustan Times<br />

The witness

2 min read . 04 May 2012
<br />Flashback: (above) Last Supper in Red, M.F. Husain, acrylic on canvas, 1991; and Barefoot with Husain, Vivan Sundaram, 2009. Courtesy Yoda Press<br />

The Husain postscript

3 min read . 05 Aug 2011
<br />Making short work of it: Instant generators<br />

Instant trivia

3 min read . 26 Jul 2011
<br />Pop take: A still from Nina Paley’s animation filmSita Sings the Blues. Nina Paley/Sitasingstheblues.com<br />
A severe credit crunch is unlikely

A severe credit crunch is unlikely

5 min read . 01 Jul 2011
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The exuberance was ill-timed

3 min read . 28 Jun 2011
<br />Father figure: Gandhi differed from Ambedkar in his ideas for the development of Dalits. Hindustan Times<br />

Book Review | Encounter of the titans

2 min read . 20 Aug 2010
The making of a God

The making of a God

3 min read . 10 Apr 2010
Soul notes

Soul notes

2 min read . 04 Apr 2010