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  • Aditya Thackeray, in proposing to revive Mumbai’s nightlife, is catering to a vast number of young people who don’t have access to entertainment, writes Manu Joseph.
  • Mumbai nightlife
    Feb 22, 2015 22:30 IST

    Why the Shiv Sena is suddenly promoting fun

    Aditya Thackeray, in proposing to revive Mumbai’s nightlife, is catering to a vast number of young people who don’t have access to entertainment, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Kapil Dev
    Feb 15, 2015 23:53 IST

    Why nostalgia for cricket does not run deep

    Who we are is the first generation of Indians whose parents heeded the nation’s call for family planning, the generation with a mob of uncles and aunts but just one sibling. We were born in hospitals, in cities, extracted by male doctors.

  • Delhi polls
    Feb 08, 2015 17:09 IST

    Never a bore: How Arvind Kejriwal kept us hooked to his politics

    For long, activists thought it was cheap to enter politics, or that it was futile to contest because of what it required. The AAP leader has shown how to do it.

  • Barack Obama, Rajghat
    Jan 26, 2015 01:37 IST

    A warning against privileged lot for the great Indian republic

    Obama will search for parallels between India and the US. He will find the phenomenon of the ‘inheritance of privilege’ is one of them, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Charlie Hebdo attack - People gather in NYC
    Jan 19, 2015 00:32 IST

    Charlie Hebdo was brave because it knew fear

    The massacre in Paris is consecrated every time good people use the word ‘but’ and refer to limits on the freedom of expression, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Aamir Khan dressed as a cop in PK's motion poster
    Jan 11, 2015 23:05 IST

    PK succeeded as makers had high stake in ensuring its right to exist

    PK succeeded as its makers had a high stake in ensuring its right to exist. Doniger’s book failed to survive as the stake for the publisher was low, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Food items
    Dec 28, 2014 21:38 IST

    Artists vs merchants: A friction that society needs

    In situations where the artists and the merchants are clearly defined, they have contempt for each other. Both sides claim superiority, even moral superiority. But what matters is the conflict, the friction, which often leads to something useful.

  • Kishtwar violence
    Dec 21, 2014 22:36 IST

    A tale of two Right wings

    Hindu extremism is benign — unlike Islamic extremism — because it does not have a reason to be more potent than it already is, writes Manu Joseph.

  • HT looks back at 62 years and 15 elections that made Indian democracy robust
    Dec 14, 2014 22:52 IST

    Is seeking pride from history a response to shame?

    The Indian quest for national pride is meaningless. Sometimes comical as was evident from its hosting of the C’wealth Games. But, usually destructive, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Nov 30, 2014 23:17 ISTmodern times

    Kejriwal in the running, but can 'Mufflerman' fly?

    Unlike other good men of the republic, Arvind Kejriwal has the gift of cunning. He cannot be underestimated, not in Delhi. He may not return to his old glory soon, he may not fly anymore, but he surely can run, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Rampal
    Nov 23, 2014 21:30 IST

    Cult of godmen: Rising faith in the unreasonable

    Across most of the world, religion is becoming more powerful than ever. But people want more and are thus being drawn to all sorts of cults, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Facebook
    Nov 16, 2014 23:08 ISTmodern times

    The good, bad, trivial of Facebook as news editor

    It is inevitable that in the future high-quality journalism will not remain free. Great journalism then will become niche and expensive, and very rarely found on Newsfeed, writes Manu Joseph.

  • 1
    Oct 26, 2014 09:12 IST

    Autobiography on the way: What has Sachin Tendulkar written?

    Throughout his career, despite his powers as a preeminent public figure, Tendulkar did not create discreet channels into the media to disseminate news that was favourable to him or that would diminish others, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Haider
    Oct 11, 2014 23:15 IST

    Allowing Haider: When the state is more mature than the liberals

    Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider shows a Kashmir where India is an illegal occupier. It shows soldiers torturing terror suspects. It is unprecedented for a mainstream film to show this. That the State cleared Haider for public viewing is extraordinary, writes Manu Joseph.

  • nithari
    Sep 27, 2014 23:40 ISTmodern times

    The rights of a cannibal: Surendra Koli and the Nithari case

    In the way of legally substantial evidence, the police have nothing more than what Koli has admitted. His confession is disturbing, not only for its content, but also the fact that every crime is identical, the disposals of the victim’s remains, too, are identical.