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(An insular forty-something (48 years old) radiologist (doctor), writer (columnist & the Ladakh book), runner (1/2 marathons), speaker and teacher (radiology))
SUSAN SONTAG understood that photographs are unreliable narrators. “Despite the presumption of veracity that gives all photographs authority, interest, seductiveness,” she wrote, “the work that photographers do is no generic…
– Nov 18, 2019, 8:00 PM
This is the second part of our series on what Indians think of the state of Indian democracy. Read the introductory note to the series here. After Haryana and Maharashtra, we travelled to Jharkhand where state assembly elections will be held in…
The New Yorker
– Nov 3, 2019, 3:00 AM
In the fall of 1984, a few months after arriving at Random House as a senior editor, I was at lunch with the publishing house's proprietor, S. I. (Si) Newhouse (whose family owns Condé Nast, which publishes The New Yorker), and its C.E.O.…
The New York Times
– Nov 19, 2019, 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON — During her two years serving in the Trump administration, Nikki R. Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, managed to toe a tougher line on Russia than her boss, while also never straying from his good graces.
SO YOU'VE STOLEN a billion dollars. That was the easy part. The country of which you are president may be poor, which is a pity, but it is also lawless, which creates opportunities. The auditors, police and prosecutors who should have slapped the…