Locomotif

Modi’s ‘Broken India’ theme carries the first notation of Conservatism—and a moderniser’s social vision

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The understated revolution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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100 Days of...

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

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100 days of...

Modi’s first hundred days may not have been bedazzling but his Independence Day speech reveals his passion for change

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100 Days of...

Narendra Modi didn’t bother to tweak policies to please any bloc. Regional stability and local economic growth topped his agenda

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Religion

The evolution of Ganesha from a city deity to one of the most popular gods in the Indian pantheon

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Cinema

Roshan Seth on Richard Attenborough (1923–2014), the man behind one of the greatest biopics ever made

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Web Exclusive

Despite its vital historical role in the freedom movement, Champaran has been reduced to history textbooks

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Cinema
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Mardaani

This police film’s predictable plot line is rather low on thrills

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Arts
Harvester of Strife

Jeremy Seabrook, a lyrical narrator of socioeconomic conflict, takes us to the factories of Bangladesh and England

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Books
The international list

Japanese introverts, aircraft carriers, celebrity interviews, new dope on a legendary double agent and more

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And why India should be really worried

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The warrior president of the BJP is all set for his second battle. Inside the new saffron high command

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The lives of many policemen in Mumbai are riddled with sex, lies and scandals

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Love Jihad today divides western Uttar Pradesh along communal and political lines

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Mumbai
A Problematic Passage to India

Animal welfare activists are alarmed by Mumbai zoo’s plan to import six penguins from Thailand

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Person of the week
The Red Devils’ Angel

Why Manchester United has spent £59.7 million on acquiring El Fideo, ‘the noodle’, as this lean footballer is often called

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Legislation
Weeding out Meaningless Laws

Out of the 1382 Acts recommended for repeal by the committee, only 415 have been repealed so far

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Open Essay

Intimations of a New Establishment and the Return of Real India

DEFIANCE

Strains of rock music have begun to waft across the gullies of Nizamuddin that usually reverberate with qawwalis

OTHER HALF

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

Essay

Why the prospects of the Congress’ fifth-generation dynastic gamble hang by a slender thread

Fashion

Four trendsetters in Indian fashion re-imagine menswear for a cool summer look

True Life

When Najaraus, HIV-negative, met Maitri, HIV-positive

Sex

R.I.P. The female condom

Ethnic Cleansing

Driven out of Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims have become the nowhere people of Asia

Popularity

Shopping in the black market of social media

Portrait

A journey in search of the real Amit Shah