For nearly seven decades the great bluesman B.B. King (1925-2015) strode the music world like a colossus, attaining the unquestioned adulation of fans and musicians alike, and serving as an influence to those who would subsequently shape the course of popular music. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
The Uruguayan author’s socialism never lost its heart or its ambitions. It was closely aligned with the dreams of ordinary people to transform this extraordinarily harsh world into something humane. By VIJAY PRASHAD
Jayakanthan interpreted effectively through visuals the spirit of his literary works, leaving behind memorable Tamil films. By S. THEODORE BASKARAN
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
D. Jayakanthan (1934-2015) captivated the Tamil reading public with an outpouring of literary works that explored the societal options available for a historical individual to flourish and bloom into fullness and achieve freedom. By M.D. MUTHUKUMARASWAMY
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...