WHEN a demurely beautiful young Bengali lady, Sonali Dasgupta, left her husband and her elder son to elope with the great Italian filmma...
Mukul Sinha (1951-2014), the lawyer who tirelessly pursued cases relating to the 2002 riots, may not have lived to see the end of his fight, but his work touched hundreds of lives. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
Awareness of history remains one of the best gifts of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s fiction, which weaves the idioms of myth and magic to show how Latin American history and reality were in fact monstrous, outsized and outrageous. By SAYANTAN DASGUPTA
Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) could talk to and entertain his readers without being condescending, and there will be no one like him again. By AJITH PILLAI
Gopinath Pandurang Munde (1949-2014) was a simple man comfortable in his rural roots. A stranger to Machiavellian political machinations, he owed his success to sheer determination. By LYLA BAVADAM
Russi Mody (1918-2014), one of the most iconic and colourful figures of Indian business, bows out. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
R.K. Srikantan (1920-2014) was a follower of the chaste Carnatic vocal tradition and never hankered after recognitions. By RANJANI GOVIND
Paco de Lucia (1947-2014) was one of the greatest players of the flamenco guitar, and was instrumental in establishing it as a primary instrument for artistic expression. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY