Friday, December 14, 2018


“I still believe that I belong to the Top 5 or Top 10 players in the world” — Kashyap

ParupalliKashyap won the Badminton men’s single Gold medal in the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games. In a career spanning 13 years, Parupalli Kashyap has been on what can only be described as a roller-coaster ride, having tasted career-defining highs and crushing disappointments. The 31-year-old, who won his first title since 2015 at the Austrian […]

On a Wheel and a Prayer

Wheelchair cricket is an incredible challenge to players, but needs wider support, says Avijit Dutta Cricket, they say, is a religion in India so it’s hardly surprising that disability of any kind would prove a bar to playing competitive versions of the game. The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) lavishes great wealth […]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The Genius of Anime

Japanese animation is versatile enough to cover the entire canvas of human emotion, writes Anirudh Chakravarthi There is a widespread misconception that animation worksfrom Japan (well known as anime)are cartoons aimed at kids and adolescents. This is because, when anime was first discovered by global audiences in the eighties and nineties,the most popular animated shows […]

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Dolores O’Riordan: Voice of a Generation

Fans of the Irish rock band The Cranberries are in shock at the loss of one of their own, writes Arlene Mathew The sudden and unexplained death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, has left her global fan base reeling from the news and caught in a torrent of emotions, […]

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In the Mood to Brood

Barnana H Sarkar reviews mood music for our times from Kolkata’s new rockers Most people listen to music, attend concerts, or even compose their own sound because music has that strange ability to take us outside ourselves, to help us momentarily forget everything else. Some musicians take it upon themselves to give their listener those […]

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Sculpting in Time

Balan Nambiar’s six decades of artistic genius is on full display at the NGMA, writes Saiqua Sultan The exhibition themed “Sculpting in Time, Balan Nambiar and his six decades of engagement with Materiality” was inaugurated on February 4, 2018. Curated by his long-time friend Sadanand Menon, this retrospective exhibition encompasses Nambiar’s enormous repertoire. Nambiar’s drawings […]