Aditya Mukherjee

The writer is an independent journalist based in Delhi

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Has Virat Kohli dropped the ball?

After India’s defeat in the just-concluded Edgbaston Test, now people, as well as critics, have begun to ask: Has the 34-year-old former Indian captain Virat Kohli become a liability to the team? What was sacrilegious...

Women’s cricket in India set for a long innings

A chocolate ad on TV has become extremely popular among viewers and is grabbing eyeballs. It shows one of the male cricket fans in the stadium rooting for the Indian women's team and leaping for...

Are India’s godmen leading us up the garden path?

The recent arrest of a self-styled godman Siva Shankar Baba from Tamil Nadu for sexually abusing young girls has once again exposed the murky world of fake godmen who have become a law unto themselves....

For these legends, age is just a number

Old age was an indecent state that had to be ended before it was too late…at eighty-one years of age, Dr Urbino had enough lucidity to realize that he was attached to this world by...

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...

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इरफान खान ने क्यों हटा दिया था अपना सरनेम ‘खान’?

मुंबई: किरदारों को पर्दे पर जिंदा करने वाला एक जादूगर कलाकार, इरफान खान (Irrfan Khan) इस दुनिया को छोड़कर चला गए। इरफान मंगलवार को...

Ali Akbar Khan: A Musical Centenary

Ali Akbar Khan was recording the bhajan, Ghanshyam Ki Aakhen for Aandhiyan (1952) rendered by Laxmi Shankar. Writer, and director, Chetan Anand asked his Alubhai (the sarod maestro...

ये सितारा जब भी स्क्रीन पर आया देखने वाले के दिल पर उस किरदार की यादगार छाप छोड़ गया

बाराबंकी के राजा जहांगीराबाद की आलीशान कोठी में उस वक़्त के स्थानीय एसडीएम इमामुद्दीन शाह का परिवार रहा करता था। 20 जुलाई 1950 को...

Repeal land acquisition amendment and scrap Godda Adani Power project: demands Jharkhand civil society

Ranchi: Repeal Land Acquisition Amendment Act 2018 (Jharkhand) and Land Bank policy. Laws that are blatantly and repeatedly used for suppression of freedom of...

Literature is a powerful tool to bridge the gap created by hatred and prejudice

Kolkata: Creating convergence to neutralise fault lines present between communities on the basis of religion, caste, class and regionalism was the topic where writers...