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Friday, Feb 21, 2020
Zara Murao

Zara Murao


Zara heads the weekend features and special projects teams in Mumbai. She has been a journalist for 15 years, but a grammar Nazi for much longer.

articles by Zara Murao (34 results)
Jan 31, 2020 20:21
There’s more coming; a surprise project, he says. But meanwhile, here’s a look back at the work of an untrained genius, an early champion of diversity, and a 50-year career of firsts. read more
Dec 27, 2019 19:04
Flying cars, androids you can’t tell apart from humans, colonised planets... here are things we should have had by now read more
Dec 06, 2019 21:10
The actor-director is best known for his rather crass film, Borat. But a recent speech that’s gone viral was an elegant takedown of the billionaires behind our social media platforms, for the damage they’re doing to democracies. read more
Nov 29, 2019 18:38
The face (and voice) of wildlife documentaries recently won the Indira Gandhi peace prize. A look at a legacy unmatched, and things he might have done differently. read more
Nov 08, 2019 17:38
Hollywoo won’t be the same without the horse-man has-been. read more
Nov 01, 2019 16:00
Set in a small French village, it’s a tale of love and loss and how life moves on, told through 17-year-old boys who fall in love, are separated and almost reunited decades later. read more
Nov 01, 2019 15:44
The future Batman was a reluctant star, then a recluse, then an arthouse wonder. A look at his unusual journey. read more
Sep 06, 2019 18:18
The 17-year-old singer took over the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for the first time last month, with songs unusual for a pop star — on depression, loneliness, suicide. read more
Aug 30, 2019 17:44
The 16-year-old climate activist is strident, angry. And justifiably so. But as today’s rockstar of green energy and sustainable living, it’s time for her message to evolve. read more
Aug 23, 2019 14:20
From the rather stern husband-in-a-good-mood of the ’30s and ’40s to Jack and Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, our heroes have come a long way. Take a look... read more
Jun 22, 2019 17:17
The pop superstar has rebranded herself, this time as an LGBTQ ally. With hundreds of millions listening, should timing and nuance matter? read more
Jul 08, 2014 23:05
Can women, whether rich and powerful like Nooyi or middle-class and anonymous like the rest of us, do it all? If we said it right, we might even arrive at the right answer, writes Zara Murao. read more
Mar 22, 2013 15:27
The truth is, there is no such thing as the perfect travel buddy. Even when you find someone who checks all the boxes – same interests, similar income, flexible schedule, neat, clean, punctual, pleasant – there will still be the odd disaster. Finding... read more
Dec 02, 2012 00:23
Once a haven for the middle-class, this suburb that has been forced into innumerable makeovers over the years, has now become the address to flaunt, and a new breed of rich youngsters is altering its identity, finds Zara Murao. read more
Sep 29, 2011 23:36
Some argue that if Troy Davis, a convicted killer, had lived, there is a danger that he would have escaped and killed again. Others insist that only his death could deter other criminals from killing. read more