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Big brother is watching you

The new guidelines to regulate digital content give the executive unbridled power without any checks and balances

Why our leading physicist enjoys doing the dishes – and more

Our dish washer packed up and I have been helping with the dishes. And strangely, enjoying it. The novelist Anthony Burgess enjoyed it too. The world’

Why life insurance is nonsense

What’s the whole point of dying if even your family doesn’t suffer from it? I would want the whole universe to suffer when I die

Lutyens, Louboutin and levity

Social distancing notwithstanding, there’s room for art exhibitions, parties and movie time

Virat Kohli reopens discussion on a ‘nuclear winter of the soul’

India skipper says it is important to have a “professional to speak to who could understand what (one is) going through”

A mail that sparked reflection

I have been correcting errors, which is a visible expression of the newspaper’s desire to be transparent, for nearly nine years. It is not an activity

Once upon a democracy

There are checks and balances in a democracy that ought to kick in when there’s any abuse of power

Batting or bowling, Ashwin is very very special too

This is partly Ashwin’s fault, as between centuries he gave the impression he was not focussed on batting

The retreat of democracy

The government’s recent moves not only have a chilling effect on journalism but on the entire information ecosystem

Valentine’s and that sinking feeling

“What gift do you want for Valentine’s Day?” I asked my wife, and she replied, “Fix the kitchen sink.”Valentine’s has changed, opening up a whole new

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