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
N Dilip Kumar has always fought against corruption. Now retired, he writes about it
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.
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 New Alliance • PDA Publicity • Harsh Lessons
A minor football victory over India for news tickers, a major cause of jubilation for Afghans
The commando who was reunited with his family 20 years after he was lost as a little boy, thanks to a tattoo
The US-Iran deal may open the way at last for the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline
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
Negotiating the minefield
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
From his launda gang to the big screen, Raanjhanaa’s Zeeshan Ayyub is looking Benaras talking Gorky, and redefining the role of the supporting actor in Hindi cinema
A high-tech office chair created for the way we work today
Do ancestors pass on their phobias and fears to their offspring? It is probable
Shivaji Park remains the heart of Mumbai cricket despite the availability of numerous other grounds
“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”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says delivery drones should be up and flying in four or five years
Is a breakthrough in the rationalist’s assassination case imminent or is it all hogwash?
Bengal offers Maoists incentives to surrender, Maoists make better offer to police personnel
With Azad’s killing, the Centre has lost a big opportunity for peace with Maoists.
Some of them haven’t even attained puberty. But Maoists think nothing of brainwashing them to their cause and thrusting guns in their unsuspecting hands.
Should the Army take on the battle against Maoists? The Home and Defence ministries are at odds over the question. Here’s the state of the battle within.
The main accused charged for selling arms and ammunition to Maoists may have been working under protection of senior officers.
Slipping in Some Unusual Places; Can’t Afford Celebrations; City-bred ‘Maoists’; Puppets Who Aid the UPA’s Survival; SC Sets Punjab House in Order
While our government was waging war on the Maoists, the Congress secretly approached them for peace talks.
In the forests of Dantewada. Ten days after 76 CRPF jawans were ambushed and killed.
Diggi’s Naxal Barb Hints at Disquiet within Cong; Upper House for Big Egos; Kamal Nath’s Nemesis
The Maoist attack on the EFR camp at Silda has stirred more trouble for the West Bengal government.
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