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A Kolkata Christmas still belongs to everyone

New Delhi, Dec. 20 -- Do you leave town for Durga Puja and stay put for Christmas? I plead guilty. Macaulayputras like us love to complain that Durga Puja feels suffocating. Those milling crowds, the ... Read More


Opinion I Why I stopped taking onions for granted

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- My friend Joe Loya was a bank robber. He served time in federal penitentiary in the US in the 1980s and had written a memoir about it in 2004. Now he has his own podcast, The Sco... Read More


What we made of Shashi Tharoor's attempt at standup comedy

New Delhi, Nov. 20 -- Shashi Tharoor has made a name for himself as a diplomat, a politician, a writer, a debater, a one-man thesaurus. But stand-up comedy is a brave new world for even the multi-tale... Read More


Inside the mind of India's Fitbit class

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- There's a morbid smog joke going around WhatsApp these days. Three men go to heaven. The Syrian says he got there because the Islamic State killed him. The American says he was ki... Read More