Shrikant Verma’s Magadh is brought to new life in Rahul Soni’s translucent translation. Reading it in modern-day ‘Magadh’ is a revelation
The feminist movement may have its problems, but they can’t be solved by a fashion magazine makeover
Sifting through the ashes of a charred history
How I got over the mystery, myth and maligning of menstruation
An accountant by profession, Shridatta Raut has devoted his life to finding unknown forts in Maharashtra and conserving them.
The story of a flight to a now-defunct NASA space station demonstrates that even beyond the reach of gravity, Mission Control will still try to keep you down
A New Alliance • PDA Publicity • Harsh Lessons
Why Anna Hazare’s decision not to fast in Delhi is an admission of defeat
Saying ‘yes’ to marriage is not simply a matter of ‘just knowing’ it’s right
A minor football victory over India for news tickers, a major cause of jubilation for Afghans
In leading a Shiv Sena project, the NCP leader shores up support for a lifelong ambition
The Government may dilute its stake in public sector banks to 51 per cent, but what the sector needs is consolidation
Notes from a swansong
Raghavendra, Bhimsen Joshi’s eldest and neglected son, pens a tell-all book on his bitter-sweet relationship with his father
If it’s the perfect season for an off-land adventure, this array of on-land options is no less dizzying. Take your pick
Chilai Kalan, the harshest yet mesmeric phase of winter in Kashmir
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in conversation with Chinki Sinha, as part of Open’s monthly Breakfast Chat series at Smoke House Deli
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.
A play that converses actively with the audience, invigorates the public conversation about the identity of the Indian Muslim and doesn’t flinch from drawing Jinnah into the discussion
Sebastian Faulks’ homage to PG Wodehouse reveals why humour is serious business, easy to admire but hard to imitate
An ill-matched lead pair and phony environment make this film hard to watch
This is one of the fastest Android phones available
Do ancestors pass on their phobias and fears to their offspring? It is probable
An online social networking website allows users to share and express sorrow and grief
“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”
Introduced to chess at the age of five, at 13, Carlsen became the second youngest Grandmaster ever
Sachin Tendulkar is the latest celebrity to feel the heat of Sudhir Kumar Ojha’s righteous indignation
Subservient to his Gandhi family overlords, he was unfailingly loyal to his supporters and harsh on those who did not do his bidding
The US court summons to Kamal Nath and the Congress for the ’84 riots should shame us
The Congress is simply playing the politics of distraction, and the RSS is its most convenient target
As the Congress feels the tremors of its own deeds, and the opposition asks for the PM’s head, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh speaks to Open
From two not so long ago, the Congress now has three clear power centres, but no one knows how and where whose writ runs
The party should shed its hypocrisy on the freedom of expression
A cat fight of sorts has broken out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress over a website that does not belong to either.
Starting with the PM’s media advisor and the NAC, Delhi still doesn’t get India.
A master manipulator of the politics of perception, this one-time Congress bigwig seems unwilling to bow out without staging a closing piece of drama.
Heads up, chest high. That’s how the Congress in Karnataka is feeling after organising a successful padayatra to counter the powerful Reddy brothers’ hold over Karnataka’s politics and mining business.
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A different view of the Aarushi murder case
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A case that challenged India’s system of criminal justice
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In the democracy they disdain, there should really be no place for either
Of spiritual healers, hypnosis artists and sexual exploiters
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The interplay of these three ‘M’s is doing Indian democracy a gross disfavour
What makes neighbours murder and brutalise each other? The portrait of two warring groups in Muzaffarnagar, UP, illuminates the ancient question
India has an estimated 24 million of them. We meet a few
The Kanchi peeth’s head has been cleared of the deed, but the Varadarajaperumal temple manager’s murder remains a mystery
…and the case for dignity in reporting on rape
The first ever descent down the mighty Brahmaputra on a raft
The accompanying illustration tries to map the emotional response to sexual assault.
The seamy side of the internet that you dare not explore
A stay at an unusual ashram that promotes surfing