Did Ram sport a beard? If an overwhelming number of Hindus believe that he was clean-shaven, is that enough for us to consider it settled that the deity-king was as smooth on the chin as Lord Salman is on the chest? Writes Indrajit Hazra.
I know you've been following the weight-lifting, gymnastics and track and field events at the ongoing Commonwealth Games with the kind of goggle-eyed interest you saw your child grow into a tub of lard. Indrajit Hazra writes.
Would there have been post-punk without the appearance in the winter of 1976 of David Bowie’s quite devastatingly brilliant tenth album Station to Station?
A man walking down the road slips on a banana skin and falls. We laugh at his misery. That’s the comic, writes Indrajit Hazra.
A noxious book like Trunk Call for ganapati being out there is far worse than such a long journey, writes Indrajit Hazra.
The first time I heard KT Tunstall aka Kate Tunstall was two years ago while listening to two tracks that formed her CD single, 'Under the weather' (a song from the her 2004 debut album, Eye to the Telescope).
One papal rule about column-writing, especially in a daily newspaper's weekend edition, is that it should be either topical or novel. Indrajit Hazra writes.
The concept of the ‘local’ isn’t really alien to us. The ones that serve me well are Chona’s at Khan Market and Taste of China near my office in Connaught Place. Indrajit Hazra writes.
Last week, a bunch of Miaowists met in Berlin. This small group — not to be confused with Maoists or the genuinely confusing group 'Maoist sympathisers' — gathered at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies) to exchange notes on 'Political Crises, State Responses: The 'Maoists' in India'. Indrajit Hazra writes.
I got to know about the passing of P Lal only last week. As I’m out of the country, it was only when someone posted on Facebook the obituary, I realised that an important character from my formative years had gone. Indrajit Hazra writes.
What would it hurt Mukesh Ambani to wear a bush shirt bought from a Flora Fountain footpath? Indrajit Hazra writes.
Evidence shows that blokes who prefer Paul over John are nancy boys - although they get more attention from the ladies. But as I reach the age in which John was killed on December 8, 1980, that theory has been bypassed by a confirmation: Lennon
was a fab singer with a voice reeking of life. Indrajit Hazra
There is only one person I know who can make a song about immaculate virtues sound like a celebration of sleaze. It’s Bryan Ferry.
The end of the year is nigh. But don't despair that you don't despair. If you've been good, if you've spoken with reserve (or ideally not spoken a word at all) and have therefore been rewarded by not having a word you spoke (or didn't) appear in Open, Outlook, Oindia Today or any other magazine whose name starts with an ‘O'.....writes Indrajit Hazra.
Going by the name, cover and images of this album, the name of the tracks and the band’s general get-up, My Chemical Romance’s latest offering, Dangerous Days (or to go the whole hog and tell you the full name of the album, Dangerous Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) should be a cracker of a record, smelling of post-punk fun and shades of ha-ha menace.