Author: Madhavi Rao

The sense of an ending

The story of a time and a people and way of life gone by, when Mumbai was still Bombay At the beginning of Ivan Arthur’s A Village Dies we are gathered around the coffin of Hanging...

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Casebook of adventure

How a Failed Surgeon Invented his Most Famous Character It was 130 years ago that the world was introduced to a lanky, sharp-eyed sleuth by the name of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, John...

The things that matter

The subjects covered in the book lingers on in the mind of the reader even after one has finished reading it Credit: The Hindu Reading a book in one go is something that sounds...

The money trail

A controversial spiritual guru’s death needs a probe Credit: The Hindu An attempt at probing the mystery surrounding the death of controversial Indian spiritual guru Osho is not an easy task, which Pune-based senior...

Death of a tribe

An Investigation into the Murders of Osage Native Americans in Oklahoma who had Struck Rich Because of Oil Credit: The Hindu In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson acquired from the French the Territory of...

Through a glass, darkly

In a Stark and Worrying Portrait of the World, a Journalist Explains Why Liberal Values are Under Threat                     Image Source: Edward Luce’s The Retreat of...

One man, many lives

Freedom Fighter, Buddhist Monk, Pioneer of Hindi Literature—An Insight into a Unique Personality, a Product of his Time Image Source: History shows that ideas spread across many a nation through scholarly wanderers like Hsuan...

No winners in this battle

A journalist who has covered both sides of the India-Pakistan faultline explains why ties between the two are so strained Image Source: In a relationship like the one India and Pakistan have shared over...

Ascent of a woman

Resurrecting the Lives of a Few Women Who Played Extraordinary Roles But Weren’t Written into Textbooks Like Their Male Counterparts Image Source: It is perfect that the first woman in Ira Mukhoty’s book Heroines is Draupadi...

Maximum Cities

Crippling Infrastructure Deficits in Our Urban Areas not Only Cause Hardships, but Can Threaten India’s Economic Growth Itself India’s cities are miserable places to live in. We may dream of smart cities, but our...