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John le Carre and the art of deception

In The Pigeon Tunnel, the Apple TV+ film, Errol Morris sits down with novelist John le Carre to sharpen the blur of fact and fiction, truth and memory

The Pigeon Tunnel turned out to be John le Carré’s final interview before his death in 2020. (Apple TV+)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 06:46 PM IST

Prosecution seeks probe into role of Sassoon, Yerawada Jail doctors in prison inmate’s escape

Lalit Patil, an undertrial inmate accused in drug haul case, slipped away from police security from the hospital on October 2

The accused Lalit Patil was harboured inside the jail ward of Sassoon Hospital. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 04:40 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Ruminations on a maverick’s career

Mani Shankar Aiyar's autobiography is long-winded at first, but becomes a gripping narrative with valuable insights into Pakistan and India's foreign service

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar(Photo: Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 10:21 PM IST

Lawmakers demand UFO transparency, accuse government of hiding information

Lawmakers push for government transparency on UFOs, accusing Pentagon of hiding information. Witnesses testify about UFO sightings.

A Ring doorbell camera in Louisiana captured a peculiar event that has sparked a frenzy of UFO conspiracy theories.
Published on Jul 25, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Guest Column| Re-energisation of policy machine is need of hour

The resilience of civil services should be enhanced and sustained through appropriate training and requisite amendments to the existing systems of reward and punishment. Such an effort should focus on more professionalism in the services. Else, aspirational politics based on unsustainable premises will become more pronounced.

Senior civil servants are expected to be politically more astute in crafting advice and proposals that suit the political policy ambitions but within the framework of laws. Over the years, these traits have waned. (Representational photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 03:43 PM IST
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