Aditya Mukherjee

The writer is an independent journalist based in Delhi

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When a genius thrives in isolation

What happens when a happily married middle-aged man decides to abandon his family and pursue his passion to become a painter? In W. Somerset Maugham’s famous novel, The Moon and Sixpence, the central protagonist, forty-year-old...

Around the country on a bike

For some, life begins after retirement. There is even a desire to live life dangerously by throwing oneself out of one’s comfort zone. It is rightly said that to have an adventure, one must break...

Rishi Kapoor will always remain a romantic hero

Barely had the nation come to terms with the news of Irrfan’s untimely death when the devastating news of Rishi Kapoor’s sudden demise, in the morning of April 30, shook the film world and the...

Irrfan Khan believed in talent than mere looks

In the Eighties, when Irrfan was a teenager, people used to say he looked like the spitting image of the then Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty. This young lad would take it as a compliment. In...

Mohammed Shami’s exclusion in the semis is baffling

Delhi: Perhaps this is not how Ravindra Jadeja wanted things to pan out in semi-final against New Zealand. He came to the crease at a stage when India had lost 6 wickets for 92. Like...

Countdown to semi-final: India’s batting needs to come good

New Delhi: There was a sigh of relief on Tuesday after India defeated the doughty Bangladesh by 28 runs and sealed a birth for the semis in the World Cup. The margin of victory could...

Will India continue its winning streak against Pakistan in World Cup Cricket?

New Delhi: Back in the Eighties, the much popular, Sharjah Cup, had mostly India playing Pakistan in the finals in the three-nation tournament. Pakistan at that time was considered to be one of the toughest...

With Satyagrah, Mamata takes the center versus state fight to next level, gets support from opposition

Delhi/Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, is in a mood to mention the war. She is going hammer and tongs at Narendra Modi government. After her dharna, which she started on Sunday night, the...

Dear Virat Kohli, Leave or Love India does not depend on your hyper-nationalism

Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli is considered to be the most valuable celebrity brand in our country. He rakes in crores through his endorsements of a multitude of products. Just switch on your TV...

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