Locomotif

"The concept of a divine Jesus makes no sense to me." A morning with the writer who loves everything hidden

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A despatch from the Maoist heartland

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Sale

Can you think of any shop that would sell a toothpaste, or a 67-year-old newspaper, or an aircraft? The curious world of online classifieds

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Open Essay

A literary journey that began from the jasmine-wreathed verandah of ancestry reaches the expansive and exhilarating world of the great Indian sensibility

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Food
BY V SHOBA

In Hyderabad, a city where you are what you eat, we look for the original, minimalist cuisine of India’s newest state

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Economy

The three ‘shocks’ that are transforming India. But don’t expect miracles

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Books

Here is a cricketer who was too young to consume the bottle of champagne he received upon winning his first man-of-the-match honour. The legend of Sachin Tendulkar in his own words

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Stake Out

The high voltage drama at Barwala town ended with Rampal’s arrest and crowds of dismayed followers

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Cinema
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Kill Dil

It has a few witty lines, but its predictable plot and forgettable characters let it down

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Gadgets
McIntosh MHP 1000

For a full-bodied listening experience, these are a must for audiophiles

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Books
A Miniaturist’s Offerings

Mirza Waheed’s second novel, in the finest romantic tradition, depicts love amidst conflict in Kashmir

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Geetu Mohandas, director of India’s official pick for the best foreign film Oscar, on what drew her as an actor to the other side of the camera

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Rameshwar Broota’s examination of the male anatomy poses questions about vulnerability and brutality, the ravages of age and time, and the very essence of existence

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It was the kind of horror that could have happened only in a place where life is cheap and easily disposable. We find out what went wrong in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, where fifteen women died after attending mass sterilisation camps and more than a hundred were taken ill

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Popular cooking shows are tipping the gender balance in the conservative Indian kitchen

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Small World
The case of the counterfeit tiger skins

How policemen, unable to identify fake animal products, arrest traders under the Wildlife Protection Act

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Person of the week
The Dragon Slayer

How a little-known shuttler from India defeated the greatest badminton player of all time

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BCCI
The man who always stays not out

Srinivasan’s son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, has been indicted for betting

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Cover Story

The manhunt for Yasin Bhatkal was India’s most meticulously planned undercover operation. An Open Exclusive chronicles India’s most sensational stakeout

100 Days of Modi

An amazing transition from Candidate to Prime Minister, from Seeker to Giver

Food

The rise of vegetarian terrorism

Portrait

A journey in search of the real Amit Shah

Cover Story

The Modi model of governance has banished power brokers and set in motion a new work culture. The inside story

Crush

On the sex appeal of the man with the fabled 56-inch chest

Open Essay

Intimations of a New Establishment and the Return of Real India

A BEND IN THE GANGES

Arvind Kejriwal is the most dangerous of all political animals: the messiah. The man for whom any existing reality is too impure to be corrected

OTHER HALF

The woman believed to be the wife of the most powerful man in Gujarat lives in a one-room home

Exposed

…and what it says about him and the party led by his in-laws