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Ranjona Banerji

Ranjona Banerji | How paisa got ‘purana’ & self-reliance lost currency

The old coins of 50 paisa and 25 paisa were called aath (eight) anna and char (four) anna

22 Aug 2021 2:28 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Keeping score, for the love of tennis and for mother

It was in the 2000s that this love for tennis was reborn to a fulltime obsession and it was Roger Federer who did it

25 Jul 2021 1:09 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Man, they don’t write songs like that anymore

My parents’ best friends had an Osibisa album they all loved, with the Afro-rock band’s signature psychedelic flying elephants on the cover

20 Jun 2021 7:34 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Freedom, as understood by escapists and readers

Those fables and fairy tales told to children follow similar patterns: that adults can be evil, you have to look out for yourself

16 May 2021 8:02 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Old sport! The story of my fitness journey

After you reach a certain age and size, in my case at least, your thoughts turn to another age and size, largely imaginary

18 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

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Book Review: Urgent, cogent, matter-of-fact ready-reckoner on the C-virus

'Covid-19' does not just tackle the pandemic from scientific perspective but looks at historic, social and psychological angles as well

11 Apr 2021 8:34 AM

Ranjona Banerji | What cooking teaches, how tastes are learned

I really learnt how to cook by experimentation. And by eating. To replicate tastes and memories

21 Mar 2021 4:27 AM

Ranjona Banerji | How atavism became ideology and Hindutva ambushed India

'Our Hindu Rashtra' is more a presentation of our recent history from the perspective of democracy

28 Feb 2021 4:09 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Concrete threat, but there's bignonia, and birdsong

Dehradun has no buzz. It has higgledy-piggledy growth. Almost none of it is organic

21 Feb 2021 4:37 AM

Ranjona Banerji | My one true calling… and how life got in the way

As an adolescent, like most others, I wrote those poems. Emotions crystallized in show-off nonsense from studying literature

17 Jan 2021 4:14 AM

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Ranjona Banerji | How I tweeted away my pandemic summer

I say this to sound like I have an all-round life, but I mean Twitter

21 Nov 2020 12:00 AM

BOOK REVIEW | A whitewashed portrait shorn of biases, insights

For this reviewer, the fact that a book has been written about V.P. Menon is insufficient.

03 Nov 2020 1:47 AM

Exquisite dance of narratives, continents, identities

The skill is not just in the words or the device, it is also in the telling.

09 Feb 2020 8:23 AM

Ruminations on echo chambers and writing

By extension possibly, those who are deeply connected to the world of movies, wherever they may live.

08 Dec 2019 3:20 AM

Emergency, scrutinised through the female gaze

It is too easy to just set it in the Emergency or in India and the world of the 1970s.

15 Sep 2019 1:32 AM

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Hindutva incursion in akharas, Nagas last men standing

But not until the RSS nurtured political ambitions, and got the VHP to do the groundwork, was any political party really successful.

18 Aug 2019 3:19 AM

Fear, humour mix in sadly prescient saga of our times

Not just a love between people but a love for an idea that is right, that is humane, that is a counter to hate, anger and violence.

23 Jun 2019 7:16 AM

The method in India’s election madness

The Verdict is about the process of understanding the process. It's not just about forecasting but also about the why and how.

28 Apr 2019 5:18 AM

Otherness and unbelonging in the Northeast

The focus of the Partition of India has for too long been on the line drawn on India’s western border, through Punjab.

31 Mar 2019 4:43 AM

Immensely readable, but only about Atal

Some explanations are rather too pat, some observations are superficial, but it is that sort of a book.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

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