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Gargi Gupta

  • Art lovers protest National Museum chief's transfer

    The world of politics and bureaucratic appointments is at most times far removed from that of culture. But the sudden transfer of V Venu, National Museum director general, to the sports ministry last week has angered artists, scholars and arts administrators.

    Monday, 4 May 2015 - 5:53am
  • Who'll save our modern heritage?

    The battle is on to save the brick and mortar structures that are part of India's modern heritage from alterations, minor and major, and even demolition. Gargi Gupta tracks protest movements in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and New Delhi

    Sunday, 3 May 2015 - 5:55am
  • I've taken off my mask: Varun Gandhi

    "I lay my memories down/ On this forsake path/ I've taken off my mask/ It was starting to bleed..." writes Varun Gandhi in Inside, one of the 52 poems that make up Stillness, his second collection of poetry that comes 15 years after his first. Personal, introspective and confessional, it reveals a...

    Sunday, 3 May 2015 - 5:20am
  • Some take to scaremongering on social media

    An image showing a high-rise with chipped plaster and cracked walls landed in the Facebook and WhatsApp accounts of apartment owners of Uniworld City, Rajarhat (Kolkata) a couple of hours after Saturday's earthquake. It appeared to be one of the buildings in their complex. Panic-stricken...

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 5:20am
  • Europeans came here via Silk Route: Jonathan Gil Harris

    Jonathan Gil Harris' experience of learning to deal with India's climate, food and germs helped him to imaginatively connect with the 'first firangis'. The author, who has been living in India since 2011, talks to Gargi Gupta about his book and India's émigré history. Edited excerpts from an...

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:30am
  • On the 'right' side of history at 95

    He learnt PowerPoint at 84, computers when he was in his 70s and continues to stoke controversies at 95. Gargi Gupta meets archaeologist BB Lal for whom age is really just a number

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:30am
  • Looking Away- Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

    Harsh Mander's latest book is a stinging critique of the privileged in India and is a must read for all thinking Indians, says Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 5:45am
  • Delhi foodies have found a new fad - alfresco food festivals

    Alfresco food festivals are adding to the variety on the plates of Delhi's food lovers, says Gargi Gupta

    Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 5:50am
  • Nobel laureate Gunter Grass dies at 87

    Gunter Grass, the 1999 Nobel Prize winning litterateur, who died on Monday, aged 87, is celebrated as the voice of conscience in post-war Germany, scarred by collective guilt over the Holocaust. But, in recent years Grass had emerged as a major voice of dissent, who spoke up for humane causes,...

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 5:35am
  • Voices from the void: The forgotten world of phonograph cylinders

    Gargi Gupta talks to AN Sharma and rediscovers the forgotten world of phonograph cylinders, the earliest commercial medium for recording and reproducing sound

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 5:40am