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Aditya Sinha

  • A trial by rival media

    And we all know that in the land of the Mahabharata, when family relations turn sour, they become fights to the end. And that seems to be what the Zee-Jindal war is about.

    Sunday, 2 December 2012 - 8:00am
  • A hanging in Thackerayistan

    Many of you might scoff and say, well what do I have to worry about, the death penalty is for terrorists and other bad people. You anti-intellectual: go read Kafka and Orwell, and then resume scoffing.

    Sunday, 25 November 2012 - 12:47pm
  • Reformance anxiety

    The reformist Raja Rammohun Roy was not only the first person to coin the term “Hinduism” but also the first Brahmin to travel to England. This he did in the winter of 1830, on a three-month-long journey by ship, taking along two cows so that he could have fresh milk.

    Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 10:00am
  • Mitt Modi and the coming of UPA-3

    While Narendra Modi enthuses his base as well as the crony-capitalist constituency, you have to seriously wonder whether he can get enough electoral support to stake claim to form a government.

    Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 10:00am
  • Sparkling innings ends in a run out

    Siddharth Mishra came up with some great ideas for our newspaper, and would constantly look to break the mould. Had he lived longer, he would have left a lasting mark on Indian journalism.

    Sunday, 4 November 2012 - 10:00am
  • All the news that’s unfit to print

    No one believes the news anymore. Who can blame them? The newspapers are so noisy, filled with scams and slanging matches that even a top newspaper-bureaucrat like your columnist cringes while scanning the morning’s front pages.

    Sunday, 28 October 2012 - 10:00am
  • The Durgas in our lives

    The real tragedy is that India, with its widespread penchant for graft and its addiction to deficit financing, needs a Warrior-Goddess at the helm of affairs.

    Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 10:00am
  • Aditya Sinha: Joseph and his Technicolor Memoir

    A fatwa is no fun, but Salman Rushdie’s telling of the years in hiding is entertaining, engaging and insightful. It’s one of the best memoirs you’ll ever read, says Aditya Sinha.

    Saturday, 29 September 2012 - 10:00am
  • Book review by Aditya Sinha: 'Sweet Tooth'

    Sweet Tooth is a meditation on how writers are no less than spies.

    Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 10:47am
  • The son in hiding

    One could advise Rahul Gandhi to take lessons from the way the Americans do politics ­— grass-root, transparent and immersed — but he seems immune to advice.

    Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 10:00am