Two Kids, Four Lives

The 'Slumdog' kids are leading schizoid lives. Where a billion brownies failed, Danny Boyle is winning. Why is it that some of us are still the white man’s burden?

Class of 2009

Graduation day is here but there’s no party this year. You’ve heard the IIM-IIT story. Here’s a report from real India, beyond the big campuses

Obituary of an Unknown Indian

On the 26th of November, among those who were massacred by the terrorists was one Sunil Thackeray. All that was known about him then was that he sold omelettes. This is his story. Told by his love, Salma

Rahul Gandhi Corporation

It has no balance sheet, but talks balance. It has no earnings, but forecasts electoral dividends. It is an exercise in management, but what it can manage is an interesting question. Here’s the team that runs the leader’s show

The Edifice Complex

Mayawati wants to reshape Lucknow’s landscape for future generations to marvel at. Or, given her current political ambitions, are her motives far more immediate?

Makeover Man

The suit is out. Dhoti in. English out, Malayalam in. Former UN bureaucrat and Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor is a changed man. But will that take him where he wants to go?

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