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Minu Jain

  • Dadasaheb awards: Why wait till their twilight years?

    The government has, on several occasions, waited for great actors to reach their twilight years before presenting prestigious awards to them.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 6:38am
  • India's Daughter: Voyeurism or uneasy truth?

    The docu India’s Daughter may have touched a raw nerve, but to ban it is an extreme step

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • At Wagah, a solemn ceremony is reduced to patriotism fest

    A retreat ceremony, by very definition, should be about pomp and splendour perhaps, but also restraint and dignity. Not so the one between India and Pakistan though with the evening ritual at the Wagah-Attari border reduced to a macho, comic farce being egged on by thousands of cheering, jingoistic...

    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Pakistan refracted through the television glass

    Between Homeland and Hamsafar, Indians are getting a fractured view of life in Pakistan

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 5:00am
  • Prism of intolerance

    1984-2014: It's the same stage,Trilokpuri, only the characters are different this time

    Friday, 31 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • Book Review: The Nile- Downriver through Egypt’s past and present

    Travelogue, history book and journalistic account... Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson's expansive, immensely readable journey down the Nile is all of these, says Minu Jain

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 6:10am
  • Everyday vignettes of a communal capital

    The passport office was crowded as usual and the 14-year-old was waiting patiently, his file in hand, when a young man looked at it and asked if he was a Muslim. The schoolboy said 'yes', the youth looked at him and said flatly,  "Ek din sab Mussalman khatam jo jayenge."

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 5:00am
  • A tale of two hangings

    Between 1988, when three sisters committed suicide in Kanpur, and now, little has changed

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 6:00am
  • Fandry: Harsh realities of the underprivileged

    Another election, another intense high-stakes battle fought along caste lines in an India whose leaders would like to tell the world that this is a country that has moved on with an egalitarian agenda. That caste is an uncomfortable fact, ever present on the fringes of our existence, hits home with...

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 6:05am
  • The fibre that binds

    It’s the land where coir making is the warp and weft of everyday society, where the rough and ready fibre extracted from the humble coconut is the kernel of sustenance for lakhs of families. Alleppey in Kerala is one place where the traditional coir industry still spins out dreams big and small,...

    Sunday, 9 March 2014 - 7:30am