Cover Story

Devoid of ideas and dismissive of its own legacy, the Congress, its social base fast eroding, faces its biggest leadership crisis

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Open Essay

A thrilling and unexpected series victory for England in the Ashes of 2015 points to a troubling cultural change in world cricket

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Diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE presages a new role for India in a geo-politically important region

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DESPATCH

Back to back arrests of three accused who had been absconding for 13 years brings one of India’s most volatile datelines back into focus. Strangely, they seem to...

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Profile

The unusual spiritual journey of Radhe Maa

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Entertainment

How internet fan clubs have changed stardom in Hindi cinema

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Literature

Naseeruddin Shah relives his association with the world her mind had created—liberal and rebellious, compassionate and courageous

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Music

Chosen earlier this year for the Sangita Kalanidhi award, Carnatic vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan delights in the art of performance and sets a fine example for younger musicians

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Cinema
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Brothers

With its overworked plot devices, this slugfest has neither drama nor depth to offer

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Books
Liberty Lost

Wendy Doniger’s book on the Kamasutra reminds us of the dignities once afforded to women in our culture

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Books
The Secret Memories of the Dalai Lama’s Brother

After a lifetime of international intrigue and Tibetan struggle, Gyalo Thondup tells his version of history

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Thirty artists come together to create a stunning urban narrative

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Let neither fear nor community piety usurp our freedom

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The wild onrush of individualism and the vanishing sense of national purpose. Can India avert a moral decline?

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Our political and cultural freedoms began to be eroded from the day we became free

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Taiwanese Tea: Bubble Storm in a Tea Cup

Forget Darjeeling and cutting chai, a new Taiwanese tea-based drink is brewing across Indian cities

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Person of the week
Mahinda Rajapaksa: End of an Aura

With his second defeat in less than a year, Sri Lanka’s once invincible leader may be headed for political wilderness

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Unreasonable
FTII Students

For holding the institute’s director ‘hostage’

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Cover Story

India’s most revered yoga centre abhors publicity and turns away casual seekers. Ullekh NP in Munger chronicles the legend of the Bihar School of Yoga

Cover Story

Calling for a reformation movement in Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book argues that the problem with Islam lies within

Books Essay

Amitav Ghosh in his historical Ibis trilogy reclaims the story of the victims told for so long by the imperial winners

1 YEAR OF MODI

An inside report from Planet Modi

Profile

Racecourse legend, industrialist, philanthropist and unforgiving father. We chronicle the triumphs and trials of MAM Ramaswamy

Open Essay
Cover Story
ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

Salman Rushdie • Pratap Bhanu Mehta • Ramachandra Guha • Sunil Khilnani • Swapan Dasgupta • Brahma Chellaney • Pankaj Mishra • Harish Salve • Sanjay Subrahmanyam • Atul Kohli

1 YEAR OF MODI

Any democratically elected leader should make himself available to the media on a regular basis. So should Modi, for his own sake

Cover Story

The man who runs Indigo, India's most successful airline. A portrait