Culture
28 May 2009
The election for the post of professor of poetry at Oxford University began as a contest, turned into a tragedy, and is...
Film
23 April 2009
In April 1979, against a background of high unemployment and anti-immigrant sentiment, the National Front staged a...
Food and Drink
16 October 2008
Early in his personal account of British Asians, Ziauddin Sardar takes us to the Midlands, the home of balti cuisine....
Books
11 September 2008
In Hana Makhmalbaf's film Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007), which she made when she was 18, the director shows how...
Books
07 August 2008
Monuments describe a city, and Sarajevo has many: tall buildings pockmarked with shells, including the old office of...
Music and Performance
19 June 2008
The sense of anticipation at the Barbican was restrained but palpable. The hall was full; the queue for returns...
Culture
22 May 2008
Walking through a temple, you might form the impression that Hindus take their idols lightly. Here, a god is stealing...
Ideas
24 April 2008
The Enchantress of Florence is a luxuriant triumph. The plot is complex, but then this is a Salman Rushdie novel....
Culture
03 April 2008
The late I F Stone used to greet his audiences by welcoming the greybeards and FBI agents. If this great American...
Business
17 January 2008
Three years ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the media laboratory at the...
Culture
17 January 2008
When nations write their constitutions, they aspire to political ideals such as "freedom, democracy, equality and the...
Asia
29 November 2007
Ineke Zeldenrust may not be able to leave the Netherlands if the decision of an Indian court goes against her. She...
Books
02 August 2007
This is the year Midnight's Children become senior citizens, as India celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence...
Ideas
12 July 2007
The received wisdom says terrorism is linked to poverty and that, to root out terrorism, we must eradicate poverty...
Culture
04 June 2007
A year ago, a group of Hindu activists attacked two paintings by Maqbool Fida Husain, India's best-known painter. The...

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