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Kahlil Gibran

Why Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet made him the third most-sold poet after Shakespeare, Laozi

Gibran's The Prophet, first published in 1923, seemingly speaks to various generations: from those experiencing the Depression, to the 1960s counter culture, into the 21st century.

Dipak Misra’s final media interaction as CJI: Of Shakespeare, Neruda & ‘Love Story’

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra discussed topics as wide-ranging as literature, filmmaking and even astrology with mediapersons on his final day in office
William Shakespeare

What we can learn from Shakespeare when it comes to online dating

While Shakespeare and other artists show lovers they must win their suitors by proving their courage and character, scientists tell us we’re in a “market model” of mating.

The original Sairat check-list you need to see before you watch Dhadak

As Dhadak hits cinemas, it is important to recount all the things that made its inspiration, Sairat, an exceptional tragic love story.
anti-Romeo operation

Hindu prudes ruining V-Day need to know how India’s sexual freedoms shocked Muslim travellers

All this is being done in the name of a notion of Indian culture whose assertion is based on a denial of India's real past.
we are that young book cover and author Preti Taneja

We That Are Young: A modern-day Shakespearean tragedy

Preti Taneja’s debut novel 'We That Are Young' is a perfect cocktail of well-etched Shakespearean characters in contemporary India.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.