Aditya Mukherjee

The writer is an independent journalist based in Delhi

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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...

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...

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Team India’s win over Bangladesh: No Final Word Please!

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