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Signs of the times: Breaking the silence

Humra Quraishi explores why even the brave and honest in positions of authority choose to remain silent when they are witness to what is morally wrong. In this battle betwe...

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Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings of innocent people and she insists that talking truth to power is the only way out. ...

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Not time-pass. Lockdown is time well spent

Senior professionals from various fields talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about how they have honed various skills during the pandemic. Let's hear it from them. Ranjit Barot...

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A genius having mastered many arts: Satyajit Ray

Humra Quraishi revisits the auteur Satyajit Ray’s life on the eve of his hundredth birth anniversary Satyajit Ray’s hundredth birth anniversary comes close; wha...

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So why don’t people wear masks?

The second wave of COVID-19 is affecting the entire country due to which people are requested to stay indoors, writes Jack Dinis. The Coronavirus has spread in the whole wo...

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Signs of the times: Imagine all the people…

Humra Quraishi wonders if it is the need of this time to revive the Progressive Writers Movement in India. Come April, things will be getting tougher… tougher to survi...

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Sign of the times: The sun shines on everybody

“Why don’t the people of today take lessons from our history, literature and poetry”, asks Humra Quraishi The painful and disturbing images of Rohingya refu...

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She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legendary actor Meena Kumari. Sadness becomes a companion when my thoughts meander to Meena...

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Signs of the time: The vacuum

Humra Quraishi imagines what it would be like if India is to have a ministry of loneliness and leaves you to ponder over a beautiful piece of verse Japan has appointed a Mini...

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Sign of the times: Silencing Zillennials

Humra Quraishi expresses anguish at the systematic crushing of dissent among the young generations today. The political climate is turning murkier and also suffocating. It is...

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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the...

June 23 2021

Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhu...

June 22 2021

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence&rsq...

June 21 2021