Vinod Mehta (1942-2015) was self-taught, intellectually honest and, unlike the typical editor, a minimalist—a man of action and very few words. By AJITH PILLAI
SUBASH GHISING is synonymous with the Gorkhaland movement in the Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal, one of the most violent and bloody sep...
Rajni Kothari (1928-2015) and his team were the first to recognise the salience of caste, now a crucial political and secularised category. By RAJEEV BHARGAVA
Daggubati Ramanaidu (1936-2015) is remembered not just for the record number of films he produced. He launched many careers, fostered film-making in Hyderabad, and made films in almost all languages of India. By VENKATESH CHAKRAVARTHY
There is much to be celebrated in R.K. Laxman’s (1921-2015) extraordinary life: his magnificent talent, his ability to conjure up Indian faces, and his uncommon wit. By JERRY PINTO