His life’s journey & outlook

Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me by Vinod Mehta. Penguin. Pages 281. Rs 599 Book review by Roopinder Singh Journalists never retire, even when they walk into the sunset, they toil to produce columns. Sometimes, they write books. The sheer nature of a journalist’s work makes for an exposure to a wide range of situations and people of accomplishment. …

Bringing backdrops to the foreground

SOMETHING ‘at the back’ or ‘behind’ is what etymology would suggest as the literal meaning of pichhwais but over several hundred years, the word has come to stand for those wonderful textile hangings —painted, embroidered, printed, machine-made — that are specific to the shrines of the Vallabha sampradaya, and hang in the homes of devotees. Krishna is at the heart …