How the Great Depression, Juan Peron and the brothels of Argentina influenced the creation of one of the world’s most vibrant forms of music
Tridip Suhrud is a social scientist from Ahmedabad
Malls in India offer expats a disturbing comfort of familiarity
Sinam Ongbi Chandrajini lost children in a massacre in Malom in 2000. It was the horror of this incident that led Irom Sharmila to begin her fast against AFSPA
The account of a Missing Persons Bureau inspector who went missing trapped in an elevator
How Rama Prasad Goenka got baptised by fire in the acquisitions game to emerge as India’s ‘takeover specialist’
Deciphering Dan Brown’s bestseller Inferno
The second rung of the Congress party, where there is much jostling for power, is the origin of some of the most ridiculous political spin in recent times
What makes Mumbai’s municipal corporators demand a ban on scantily clad mannequins
Why sexual fatigue is the best thing that’s happened to me lately
Contrasting SC judgments in the Bhullar and Das cases spell confusion
Finding Shimit Amin • Boney, Will You Cast Your Son? • Presenting Mr Expensive
Nawaz Sharif’s party won a near majority in Pakistan’s National Assembly. But it was Imran Khan’s campaign that animated the polls
The JDS shadow over the Congress’ Karnataka win made the party High Command partial to Siddaramaiah, but sources say the new CM was imposed, not elected
Private producers want to price it high, users want it kept cheap, and policymakers appear all confused
Cricket is dirty yet again and it’s time to go after those who might get away
The first act of Amar Chitra Katha’s rescue is over. The brand has survived. But Act Two will be tricky
As cola drinks are shunned by health junkies
Azad Khan, 12, was shot in Manipur, allegedly for being an insurgent. This was one of six extra judicial killings
“Why am in jail? Where is the evidence against me?”
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.
Nikhil Chopra redraws history in performance
Taiye Selasi’s first novel runs circles around the ‘African story’ you’re used to
What makes zombies interesting and why Go Goa Gone gets it right
It’s great for a home office, but keep your kids off it
Researchers say they have located the neurobiological basis of rodent and human individuality
Residents of a housing society in Mumbai have to pay a toll to enter its premises
“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 publisher Double Day is printing four million copies of the book to start
The renovation jinx of Maharashtra politicians
The new Indian millionaire is savvier, less in thrall of big brands and more dictated by his design sensibility, his utilitarian needs, and a heady mix of styles.
Cellphone technology is set to blister its way ahead, thanks to 3G services. One can hear the death-knell of the short message.
To boost milk production, the common bull is threatened by a fate that should horrify anyone with a conscience. It’s time to protest against this cruel government policy.
Whether it was Kevin Costner’s post apocalyptic flick Waterworld or James Cameron’s Titanic and The Abyss—both men share more than the initials of their last name.
Global fashion was chasing an Indian dream. The dream is now over.
That’s it! This time it’s personal. Cellphone radiation has messed with every conceivable thing, but once it messes with the breakfast honey, it’s time to take notice.
A workshop on how to write the soul stirring stuff has this correspondent choking at the broth dished out. With laughter, that is.
Finally, the ‘go-to’ reason for successful, powerful women to change their names post marriage without getting into trouble with the femi-nazis. Blame the kids. Salma Hayek did.
If you’ve seen Prison Break, this is one prison that’ll look like a luxury hotel.
The Phantom Ray can’t be tracked by radar; and has an engine housed inside the body to reduce its heat signature.
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