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
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A new age of political adventure lies at the end of an election that might also decide whether Britain is one country or several
At the recent Amazon India Fashion Week, almost everything was tagged as “androgynous” because for some time now, it has become a fad, and if women didn’t strut around in men’s clothing, they were not cool
The world’s most famour curator remains relevant by creating what he calls Gesamtkunstwerk, a comprehensive work of art. A reading of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Ways of Curating
Telecom companies can’t be allowed to own the internet
On brand building exercises by religious groups during times of catastrophe
A multi-city edition Urdu daily asked this question to its readers. The response will leave you surprised
The 56 days ‘Chintan’ has not changed Rahul Gandhi much and he has yet to become Rahul 2.0. But it’s a marketing strategy that seems to be working for Congress as of now
Songwriting by Indian bands in English has stood out for all the wrong reasons. It’s mostly unremarkable. I can’t remember any great pop song in English that I can sing word for word written by an Indian band in the past year
Why investors are rushing to Bangalore to get a piece of the tech startup action even amid talk of a 1999-like crisis
Make CPM a social democratic party or dump it for the sake of political hygiene
The opulence and fantasy of sultans of Deccan India (1500-1700) come alive in an extraordinary exhibition in New York
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
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
Science warns us against complacency
Incentives to help farmers stay put in agriculture are a short cut, and the Centre should focus on shifting them away to lucrative avenues
With the Indian ice hockey team successfully raising funds online to go for a tournament abroad, crowdsourcing comes of age in India
Our contributor and actor DIVYA UNNY has found the best exercise for her body and mind: the ancient martial art form kalaripayattu. She is not alone
The exquisite plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt illuminates life from stalk to tendril in a rare exhibition
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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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Ferdinand Mount’s view of colonialism may be short on historical insight but the story he tells is riveting
This jarringly high-pitched sci-fi flick has nothing new to offer
An improved avatar of the E-M5, but not a big leap forward
A study finds that males with elder sisters are less competitive than those without
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”
Some places might not be affected by an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale, while others could be reduced to rubble with one of just about 6
The Tibetan government-in-exile dips into its modest coffers to send Rs 12.5 lakh to Nepal
Madhuri Dixit claims she is boring and non-controversial in her real life but does not mind boldness in her roles. That is what drew her to Dedh Ishqiya
In more than 30 years of showbiz journalism, Mohamed has seen it all. The film critic and director reveals how movie stars became his surrogate family
Hard worker, Govinda fan, Kareena agnostic, non-reader, big dreamer and former chubby kid—Ranveer Singh is an unexpected movie star, and the surprise is entirely pleasant
The world according to Sonu Nigam
Love blooms or disintegrates, chief ministers sit ignored, drunken stars get sentimental and call each other ‘bro’
Anonymous tweeters are taking the mickey out of superstars like Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
He’s moody. He ditches. He can destroy careers. So what is it about Salman Khan that makes him so endearing?
Amitabh Bachchan makes up with Salim Khan and credits the stalwart with shaping his career as a ‘Angry Young Man.’
From adoption of kittens to underworld calls from Dubai, there’s an entire industry of spin doctors churning out fake news.
Open caught up with Angelina Jolie in Cancun, Mexico, and sought the woman behind the superstar.
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Baby Patankar, who introduced Meow Meow to the city and was arrested on 22 April, is said to be worth over Rs 100 crore
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In a drought-stricken village near Mumbai, men marry a second—sometimes even a third—woman whose only role is to fetch water for the family
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Haima Deshpande visits the suicide-hit districts of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra to find lives maimed by debt, disease and poverty
The villages of Mathura, a district of stark contrasts just 155 km from Delhi, are reeling from the worst agrarian crisis in a decade
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