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Writer of disquiet. Australian author Richard Flanagan might have become a
miner if not for the success of this book

The world as is

Marked by humanised storytelling, a novel well worthy of the Booker
Most prizes, in the end, are about competition. A Man Booker winner, for instance, is often judged by the yardstick set by other novelists on a sho... »
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Suspension of disbelief. The Glacier Skywalk jutting over the valley

The rocky roads

The Canadian Rockies and the national parks that keep them company gave Kipling, Conan Doyle and this writer something to write home about
Unplug. For that’s all you can do when the mighty Rockies in Alberta, Canada, stare back at you. Their towering, craggy peaks cradling massive exp... »
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Making news. Bloom starts intervening, pulling a body into the car headlights, for instance, to create a better ‘frame’
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On TV, it looks so real

The artifice inherent in the media’s representation of the real, and the yawning abyss opened up by our insatiable appetite for ‘up-close reality’, form the crux of Nightcrawler
When we first see Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, he’s prowling around a restricted area of Los Angeles, stealing copper wire to sell for scrap. »
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Cash cows come home

It started off on a note of compassion, when a women’s self-help group in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district began caring for stray cattle abando... »
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Let’s hear it from Arsh

This Panipat teen’s invention allows people with speech impairments to communicate using their breath. The handy, affordable device can prove life-changing for 1.4 million Indians
Standard XII for most students is a time of great stress — extra tuitions, unending revisions ahead of final examinations and deciding on the cour... »
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Record shot: Rohit Sharma made history at Eden Gardens Kolkata by becoming the first player to hit two double centuries in ODIs. Photo: Swapan Mahapatra

The can-do man

With a wide range of shots, batsman Rohit Sharma proves that he knows how to get the ball beyond the fielders and into the record books
My first glimpse of Rohit Sharma was eight years ago at Udaipur, a city known for its majestic palaces. Pravin Amre, who had made a Test century o... »
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