Locomotif

A liberal education helps you write a good sentence, form a narrative out of whirling thoughts

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Cover Story

There is more to the history of the Indo-British encounter than Shashi Tharoor’s polished rhetoric

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Open Essay

He was the poor man as scientist before we created the chaiwaala as Prime Minister. Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)

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Politics

Open lists a few parliamentarians who could take a tip or two from Nehru to revive Indian Parliament as an effective instrument of democracy—and to save the country...

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DESPATCH

Sex traders are on the lookout for potential prey in the ruins of quake-ravaged Nepal, and the country’s border with India has made it easier for human trafficking...

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Business Profile

How a philosophical technologist shaped the arc of India’s most successful software products company

BY V Shoba
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Web Exclusive

Western journalists are talking of ISIS planning an Armageddon in India. That’s pure exaggeration fed by the ISI

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Fashion

The traditional dress of Kerala gets a makeover with designer prints, bright new colours, Velcro strips and side pockets

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Cinema
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Masaan

Even though a Benaras in transition comes alive in this film, it isn’t all that emotionally wrenching

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Books
Long Journey Into the Night

Two journalists return to the darkest hours of Indian democracy

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Books
Behind the Vale

This former RAW chief’s pacy account on Kashmir is not consistently insightful but his pessimism is not off the mark

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What is it that makes her one of Hindi cinema's originals? Tabu talks about her new movie Drishyam and more

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Tamilarasi Shanmugam has stormed the male bastion of Kattaikkuttu, a form of Tamil folk theatre that is staging a dramatic comeback

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The Gujral Foundation’s decision to present two artists from India and Pakistan in its collateral show at the 56th Venice Biennale this year did seem like a risky proposition. Thankfully, it was the choice of artists that made the difference

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The Modi Government is yet to seize the opportunity to revive and modernise Indian agriculture, which is plagued by state apathy, lack of research and the misplaced priorities of regulators

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Small World
Pecos: Of Drinking and Trading

Pecos, an iconic pub catering to Bengaluru’s young and hip, lists itself on the Bombay Stock Exchange

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Person of the week
S Sreesanth: The Stray Bowler

Even though a Delhi court has declared the cricketer ‘not guilty’, it is unlikely that he will return to the game

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Unreasonable
Jayant Patil, Maharashtra MLC

For getting angry with policemen speaking on their mobile phones in the presence of legislators

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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