How the Great Depression, Juan Peron and the brothels of Argentina influenced the creation of one of the world’s most vibrant forms of music
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Malls in India offer expats a disturbing comfort of familiarity
Sinam Ongbi Chandrajini lost children in a massacre in Malom in 2000. It was the horror of this incident that led Irom Sharmila to begin her fast against AFSPA
The account of a Missing Persons Bureau inspector who went missing trapped in an elevator
How Rama Prasad Goenka got baptised by fire in the acquisitions game to emerge as India’s ‘takeover specialist’
Deciphering Dan Brown’s bestseller Inferno
The second rung of the Congress party, where there is much jostling for power, is the origin of some of the most ridiculous political spin in recent times
What makes Mumbai’s municipal corporators demand a ban on scantily clad mannequins
Why sexual fatigue is the best thing that’s happened to me lately
Contrasting SC judgments in the Bhullar and Das cases spell confusion
Finding Shimit Amin • Boney, Will You Cast Your Son? • Presenting Mr Expensive
Nawaz Sharif’s party won a near majority in Pakistan’s National Assembly. But it was Imran Khan’s campaign that animated the polls
The JDS shadow over the Congress’ Karnataka win made the party High Command partial to Siddaramaiah, but sources say the new CM was imposed, not elected
Private producers want to price it high, users want it kept cheap, and policymakers appear all confused
CLR James’ Beyond a Boundary on its 50th anniversary
The first act of Amar Chitra Katha’s rescue is over. The brand has survived. But Act Two will be tricky
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Azad Khan, 12, was shot in Manipur, allegedly for being an insurgent. This was one of six extra judicial killings
“Why am in jail? Where is the evidence against me?”
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.
Nikhil Chopra redraws history in performance
Taiye Selasi’s first novel runs circles around the ‘African story’ you’re used to
For years, Mithun Chakraborty has been a victim of elite prejudice—what multiplex goers call a ‘downmarket’ star.
It’s great for a home office, but keep your kids off it
Researchers say they have located the neurobiological basis of rodent and human individuality
Residents of a housing society in Mumbai have to pay a toll to enter its premises
“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”
The publisher Double Day is printing four million copies of the book to start
The renovation jinx of Maharashtra politicians
Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards would love to be India’s batting coach.
No sooner is one championship over, the next edition begins—why would anyone be interested in who wins?
To pick the speed of a ball requires calibration. Hawk-Eye uses six cameras to track the ball.
On 1 May, India will play its first game in the T20 World Cup in the West Indies, but it will be against an unusual team—the Afghanistan XI.
Pragyan Ojha revealed more than the cheerleaders did while bowling left-arm spin for the Deccan Chargers in IPL 3.
The BCCI’s charges against Lalit Modi are unlikely to get very far so long as there are fears of what else might show up.
If the IPL mess is not contained quickly, the entire world cricket economy could be staring at disaster.
Ideas whose time has come. Let’s see them in IPL4.
The latest controversy surrounding the IPL will impact its credibility as a professionally run sporting spectacle.
It better be, for no business that takes its core customers for granted can survive long. If Tests go, cricket dies.
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