At the age of 84, S Paul, the man who shaped Indian photojournalism, still takes his camera out for a daily shoot
Hanif Kureishi’s sharp new novel is not only a riff on the Naipaul-French saga, but also an exploration of his own fascination for writers and their habits
On the dive bar as a haven for the trend-bucking citydweller
Giving up mirrors for 31 days gave Sonali Kokra the time and space to reflect upon and reclaim her life.
A veteran of many wars, photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg found Afghan terrain tricky, the language unfamiliar and the recklessness scary. Yet, he kept returning to document it all.
A 12-year-old girl was gang-raped brutally in Jaipur. After 19 surgeries, her condition remains heart-rending, and Rajasthan government officials can’t wait to get her off their hands
The lamentation of Romila Thapar, our most venerable historian, is understandable: philistines have come to dominate the political space.
The wait is over. The Congress Party has found a man to fight Modi from Benares.
The Political Editor of The Economist returns to the last General Election to make sense of India 2014
Gossip and the tragedy of the film journalist
The déjà vu around the fall and rise of BCCI administrators
Rishi Kapoor Dismisses Nawazuddin • Back in Farhan’s Camp • The Son No One Wants
Hard-edged nationalism and xenophobia of the 1930s are back in fashion in Europe, says British historian Frederick Taylor
In a campaign that is outright macho, Divya Guha in Vidisha is frustrated by an absence called Sushma Swaraj
Adobe will only offer its software on an online cloud and no longer sell CDs. Is this a smart strategy for India?
Cases against Lalit Modi and N Srinivasan remain unresolved as the IPL kicks off another season with a colourful auction
How the politically incorrect ethnic joke keeps us together in the great fraternity of laughter
How a generation is using messaging apps to score dates and, if lucky, hookups
Strains of rock music have begun to waft across the gullies of Nizamuddin that usually reverberate with qawwalis
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in conversation with Chinki Sinha, as part of Open’s monthly Breakfast Chat series at Smoke House Deli
An Old Delhi neighbourhood full of highly skilled craftspeople struggles to survive, to keep some fragment of its poetry in a city whose priorities are far more prosaic.
The music channel returns to glory with the launch of MTV Indies
An unlettered carpet merchant and art dealer in Amritsar chanced upon the Pahari school of painting. His son keeps the legacy going
Bachchan and the kid pull off some funny scenes, but then it gets all preachy on us
A limited edition of the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera system
Why we switch off our sensory systems now and then
India’s only company that makes voters’ ink safeguards its chemical formula as a ‘State secret’ even though it’s easy to erase
“There have been deaths in my ambulance, but also births. At the set-up I work for, more than 13,000 babies were born in a vehicle”
The Kerala High Court recently convicted 24 of the 31 accused in the Suryanelli rape case, 18 years after the case began
Homi Bhabha’s bungalow is to be auctioned off but atomic energy employees want it as a memorial
The BJP does an Anna, democracy be damned
How LK Advani’s latest blog hits the BJP hard
A Centre powerless in every way can do nothing to stop states from overdrawing electricity
The country has grown weary of Rahul Gandhi’s reluctance to play a larger leadership role. About time he quit dithering
Kuldip Nayar’s memoirs are a good read. But his apologies and retractions since its publication do justice neither to his book nor his reputation as a journalist
As the BJP succumbs to pressure from one state leader after another, how long can its centre hold?
How a remote village in Himachal Pradesh turned itself into a no smoking zone
At a time when it should have been making political capital of the UPA government’s woes, why is the BJP just tripping all over itself?
A tale of two Sibals and their worldviews
If Rahul’s protégé was acting on her own, he should reconsider how his team operates
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The woman believed to be the wife of the most powerful man in Gujarat lives in a one-room home
A journey in search of the real Amit Shah
The Director’s Tantrum • The New Kiss on the Block • Being Starry
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A primeval analysis endures
Intimations of a New Establishment and the Return of Real India
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Once the Mumbai don took refuge in Uttar Pradesh after a hit job. Today it is the criminal politicians of UP who use use Mumbai as a safe house.
Where Rahul Gandhi is an ancestral memory and Varun Gandhi is the intimate Other. The dynamics of a dynasty as the author travels through Amethi, Rae Bareily and Sultanpur
As the Odisha Chief Minister is all set for a fourth term, Ullekh NP, travelling across the state, finds out why one of India’s suavest politicians is the smartest as well
Elections in the Age of Data Power
Arun Jaitley plays the Punjabi to perfection in his maiden parliamentary battle from Amritsar. Indrajit Hazra gets a ride in the BJP leader’s campaign Toyota