What started as a photography assignment to capture a festival of pachyderms soon turned into a passion project for Anand Shinde
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
Sudesh Choudhary has broken a tradition spanning more than six centuries. Do men still set the limits of her power?
The author underwent female-to-male sex re-assignment surgery, but has been unable to switch his passport gender. The story of his struggle in his own words
Wandering the city at night with photographer Gavin Evans
Beyond Titles and Honours • Process over Pace
A Budget of high standard—and one for our times
Why Hillary Clinton will survive the latest storm
Congress leaders were hoping that he would be back for the planned agitation on 16 March against amendments to Land Acquisition Bill. While the party was protesting on Delhi streets today, the man in question was found Missing in Action
Why Prateek Kuhad from Delhi is one of those singers who stands out despite the clanging of cutlery at a club and rises above the loud chatter of suits at the bar who have no interest in music whatsoever
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The problem we face today in India and many other parts of the world is that we straddle two conflicting ways of thinking about the relationship between health, food and taste
The mediocre documentary by Leslee Udwin should have been called ‘India’s Sons’. The Government should have ignored it instead of stopping its broadcast in India
Lee Kuan Yew and the making of Singapore—and an Asian vision
The questions that arise from Angelina Jolie’s revelation of more organ removals
This Budget is written by a man who cares for others in his private life too
30 years ago, Calvin and Hobbes, the greatest ever comic strip made its debut, and never left us. And it never will
The T20 effect on ODIs is not just about higher run rates. It has altered the nature of subplots in short-form cricket
Digital India will transform India and democracy through a more effective citizen-government engagement, will usher transparency in governance, take the government to the remotest villages and citizens
The virtues of creative incrementalism
When you meet people in the silver of their lives, who seem to have caught life by the neck and kissed its tremendous crow’s feet, you want to stand and applaud
Is India aiming to evolve from being a balancing power to being a leading power?
V S Naipaul tells the truth in the age of left-liberal cop-out
The Race for Happiness in the Age of Irrational Exuberance
Artists, writers, budding scientists, techno geeks and salt-of-the-earth rural innovators—the second edition of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s scholar In-residence programme brought together the brightest of the country’s creative minds
It is easy to be taken in by the decorative elegance of Raza’s work. But once you begin to look beyond the formal beauty of his work, you encounter a stubbornly abstract language, refusing to yield its mysteries
Jaitley was silent on specific moves to create new jobs
Sriram Raghavan, one of the most underrated filmmakers of our time, on why he likes to only tell stories of deceit, revenge and murder
It was not the British government that seized India, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office in London
A hymn to Christian educators
Says Laurent Léger, a Charlie Hebdo journalist who survived the attack on the magazine, of his colleagues who were killed to Open contributor SAMANTHA DE BENDERN who finds in today’s France a threat to national symbols
Interesting courses both overseas and in India that break the traditional mould
And they are the fortune tellers for the new-generation entrepreneurs. We step into their world of high stakes and smart thinking to get a glimpse of the new economy at work
A once-promising but long-forgotten name in Mumbai’s domestic circuit turns up at the World Cup for another country. The story of Swapnil Patil
In a digital age where everyone is armed with a camera, what does the mushrooming of photography festivals across the country signify?
Is it time to stop bashing the Indian man and start a conversation with him?
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.
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What is it about Ruskin Bond’s work that gives it its extraordinary vitality and luminosity?
Well cast and mildly entertaining, this adult comedy confuses stalking with seduction
This is arguably the best convertible notebook yet that runs Windows
The hormone that enables humans to trust one another also allows dogs to bond with their owners
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”
Shashi Kapoor, the latest recipient of the award, will always be remembered for his eclectic choice of films
The Hyderabad crematorium that, among other services, offers funeral rites viewable live on the web
Tea growers of Assam have urged the Centre to declare the beverage India’s national drink.
Residents of 20 villages in Andhra Pradesh’s Zaheerabad region are fighting a unique struggle to have their region declared a biodiversity heritage site under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
A young company called India Vibes, a Kochi-based web TV outfit, is in the news for winning the Bloomberg UTV-Aegis Graham Bell Award for innovation in mobile content.
Earlier this month, Asalat Nagar village in Moradabad, the constituency of MP Mohammad Azharuddin, was in the news for violent clashes between the police and villagers.
The decision of the BJP government in Karnataka to allow the teaching of The Bhagvad Gita in government schools has created an uproar in the state.
An Indian spy who returned in April after spending 27 years in Pakistan’s prisons has taken the Indian Government to court.
As Parliament gets set to reconvene, a bill to protect children from sexual abuse is on the agenda. Author Pinki Virani explains where the draft bill falls short
A recent Karnataka High Court judgment has observed that ‘girls below the age 21 years are not capable of forming a rational judgment as to suitability of the boy, who is in love’.
If its proposal to the Home Ministry for the grant of a semi-open jail facility is granted, Tihar will join the ranks of 30-odd jails in the country.
The Union health minister’s attitude to alternative sexuality is typical of a prejudiced majority. For queer students who suffer alienation or worse, relief comes in the form of a campus network
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In Kashmir, the tragedy-stricken will vote only if it helps deal with their acute sense of loss
In the bucolic remoteness of coastal Karnataka, affluence and heritage fail to hide the lure of radical Islam
A primeval analysis endures
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Why does a crazed mob break into a jail on the outskirts of Dimapur in Nagaland and drag an alleged rapist seven km into the heart of the city to be hanged in public?
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Antiquated war ships. Delayed purchases. Power of middlemen. Political meddling. The Indian Navy is in troubled waters. An Open investigation
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What are the forces transforming India's education and how they reflect on the present
Forget the CAT and two-year general programmes, B-schools now offer highly specialised courses
Today it is all about skill development
Or how the Prime Minister won new friends and influenced old rivals for the passage of crucial legislations. The inside story
Beyond the familiar shores and subjects
New universities revive the trend
The Supreme Court has killed a law that allowed the Government to control social media. What’s the Net worth of freedom hereafter?