Forty-year-old Dhananjay Kaviskar makes his way through shoppers at a store in Colaba. Born with weak vision, Dhananjay lost his eyesight completely at the age of six, and his father soon after. He helped his mother make ends meet by taking up odd jobs as a phone booth attendant or a store assistant, till one day, with some help from a blind school in Worli, he was given his own public phone booth to run near his home in Santacruz. A few years later, he got married and is now father to a son.0
Perpetrators prefer using a poisonous delicacy when they want to get away with murder. Food offers a very convenient way of avoiding detection. Despite all his precautions, rumour has it that even the Roman Emperor Augustus could not escape being slowly poisoned to death by his wife
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?
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