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
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If north and south Indians share a similar genetic structure and perhaps a ‘common origin’ in the Harappan civilisation, then what has given birth to the different techniques of cooking?
A report from Ground Zero. Why it is always the poor
Can David Cameron finally find Britain’s place in the post-Imperial world?
Not since Nehru has the country had a male leader who enjoys being the cynosure of all eyes. Anatomy of a fashion statement
The men who administer Indian cricket are at it again
What the recurring tragedy of Nepal conveys to other Asians
Labour or Tory, the 7 May election poses a big threat to the United Kingdom. James Astill takes a train ride with Prime Minister David Cameron to gauge the mood of a politically broken Britain
As humans, we are wired to be restless, to succumb to wanderlust, to struggle with Fernweh (far-sickness) as opposed to Heimweh (homesickness)
Giving a platform to all kinds of artists, Berlin Artparasites employs art to communicate with strangers
Any democratically elected leader should make himself available to the media on a regular basis. So should Modi, for his own sake
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Here’s my take on bands that have a body of work worth investing time and money in, and if they’re playing in your city, ensure that you catch the show. I’d trade my Buddy Guy pick to be a first-time listener of their music
Why investors are rushing to Bangalore to get a piece of the tech startup action even amid talk of a 1999-like crisis
How a 21-year-old managed to get a crayon's name changed from 'skin' to 'peach'
Seven features of Modi’s non-doctrinaire foreign policy that is taking India from non-alignment to multi-alignment
Award winning astronomer Nitya Kallivayalil is on a space odyssey. What is it about near-field cosmology that keeps her going?
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As the first head of the BRICS bank, India’s most venerable banker has a chance to play out his fabled neutral position on a global stage
How the seven-and-a-half-foot tall Sim Bhullar becomes the first NBA player of Indian descent
Why Juhi Chaturvedi is one of the most original writers in Hindi cinema
The campaign for the legalisation of marijuana gathers momentum
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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Two refreshing works of Young Adult fiction point to the promise of this genre
In trying so hard to achieve a snazzy feel, this film only comes across as phoney
With its curved display, this is a superfast smartphone for non-conformists
These two psychiatric conditions may not be as distinct as once thought
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”
Hersh challenges claims of Bin Laden hiding ‘in the open’ and of Pakistani Intelligence having had no clue of the US armed mission to Abottabad
The pavement spot where Salman Khan’s car ran four people over still has people sleeping there
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After more than a decade of dull books, John Grisham strikes his original form again with a deeply satisfying read
The sadness, confusion and fear one felt as a young child never does go away, realised Saaz Aggarwal as she walked the corridors of the boarding school that was once her ‘home’
As the disease tried to strip him of his dignity, her father fought back with his inimitable sense of humour
The Pulitzer-nominated writer plots her latest biography, The Convert, in the style of a suspense thriller
The ghostwriter whooshes out of the cupboard to tell her side of the story.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali once supported the fatwa on Salman Rushdie. Today, she believes that the notion that the US is attacking Islam is a conspiracy theory.
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If you loved Persepolis and wept over Not Without My Daughter, this one’s for you.
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