It now seems like a distant nightmare: 26 December 2004, the day the Tsunami struck Deborah’s house in Car Nicobar. Today, the 17-year-old is celebrating her dream run of the best medal haul (one silver and two bronze) for an Indian cyclist in the junior category of the Hero Asian Cycling Championship. In her sparse Hindi and shy voice, she talks of a childhood filled with many a scramble up coconut trees and how carrying all those bundles down helped build her biceps.0
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?
Do we become digital hermits just to bypass the clamour and save our skins? Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. Because identity on the internet is something akin to a ‘blank vote’. You can be sure someone else will appropriate it if you don’t
Indian pilots spared Pakistani civilians in the 1965 war that started after a wily Zulfikar Ali Bhutto instigated General Ayub Khan to send soldiers to create trouble in Kashmir. Fifty years later, the author revisits the war for lessons learnt and tales of bravery