articles by Binoo K John

Life

Art sprouts at Kochi Biennale, bringing hope to a contrarion state

The Kochi biennale was conceived and executed by Mumbai-based Keralite artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu.

News & Analysis

Digital Newsweek with video covers is an awesome experience

Newsweek in its digital foray is trying to push the limits of a news magazine. Alone among all visual and reading experiences, a digital magazine will combine various aspects including e-commerce.

Life

Digital Newsweek with video covers is an awesome experience

Newsweek in its digital foray is trying to push the limits of a news magazine. Alone among all visual and reading experiences, a digital magazine will combine various aspects including e-commerce.

Breaking Views

Protests: A new class stakes claim to India of the future

New Delhi, the city of many revolutions, has turned into the cauldron of growing aspirations.

Life

'Photography strictly prohibited': The image and why we are scared of it

What happens if a picture or video of , say the interior of Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi , where most ministers have offices sit is published?

Life

'No sex involved in Nehru and Lady Mountbatten's love'

It was blissful romance but there was no sex involved because of lack of time.

Politics

Is the Congress leaning to the right with Kasab's hanging?

Is the Congress taking decisions that will help it woo the undecided right wing voter ahead of the Gujarat polls and a possible early national elections.

Life

Why India adores its ‘returnees’ and the logic of its love for ‘Amrika’

We are a self-criticial nation and see ourselves as survivors in a chaotic society with neither order nor governance nor intellectual heft. And hence, we foster this constant longing for Western thought and accomplishment.

India

1962: The national memory and the Himalayan Blunder

We are no way better prepared today than we were in 1962.

Life

What death of Newsweek print means for Economist and Time

In the near future, India Today, Outlook and Week, will have no option but to scale down print circulation.

India

Why our xenophobhia has diminished us as a nation

India is being held by by its excessive xenophobia. We can't progress till we change this mindset.

Sports

Lalaji nation’s quest for gold: Our dismal sport story

Can we become an Olympic medal winning nation? Will a collective effort make us a sporting nation? Or is the silver medal the limit of our achievement? The odds are stacked against us. Here's why

Entertainment

The glory and ‘shame’ of being Freida Pinto

Freida is distancing herself from the fake construct of the Indian film heroine.

India

Why we love committees - on Kashmir or on poverty

Why do Indians set up so many committees? Obviously it is to forget a problem, not solve anything.

Sports

Why is Kapil Dev treated like an outcast by the BCCI?

In no way is Kapil Dev a lesser cricketer than Gavaskar, so why does the BCCI continue to give him the cold shoulder?

IPL

The IPL is truly Indian, let us be proud

IPL is the only Indian show which foreigners envy and are trying to be a part of. The entire cricketing world lives in India for the two months of the IPL.

Politics

The life, letters and naivete of Purno Sangma

Has Purno Sangma, who has been backed by the BJD and the AIADMK for president, shot down his own chances by naivete?

Politics

Samajwadi assertion begins in UP. Watch out Ambedkarites!

While Dalit leaders raise the high hell over a cartoon, they are silent over Akhilesh Yadav’s systematic attack on the interests of their community.

Sports

Why preserve Test cricket? Let it evolve too...

Cricket has been successfully transformed for the future and does the archaic Test cricket have a place in that future?

India

Tourism: Kerala has competition for Goa

The battle to corner premium tourist traffic just got a wee bit hotter.