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
On the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, a few thoughts on the Government’s response
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
An electoral contest that has India’s capital rivetted
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.
The women whose imaginations currently fill Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art are many things, their work an inventory of artistic possibility
Notes from a weekend spent at the Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature—a buoyant breeding ground for young readers
An ill-matched lead pair and phony environment make this film hard to watch
This is one of the fastest Android phones available
A new study finds viruses that infect us also afflicted Neanderthals in their time
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
The minority report on the man is also fairly upbeat. More than half the Muslims and Dalits polled in the survey feel Rahul is batting for them.
A lot of them, men and women, upper caste Hindus and Dalits, young and old, find Rahul “clean, accessible and energetic”. His looks count for something too.
Life’s been such an unredeemed saga of misery that Baichulal Harijan has often wished himself dead. For him, Rahul is a harbinger of hope.
He spoke of an India where everyone could dream. Tsk, tsk, we said. Came the electoral tests. He lost some, won some. Finally he has our attention.
Congressmen are trying their best to woo Rahul and Sonia Gandhi to visit their constituencies
Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s growing influence over Rahul Gandhi seems to have threatened the party’s old guard
Congress workers lined up with pots of mishti doi for Rahul Gandhi who was visiting Kolkata.
Rahul Gandhi’s first ever full-fledged press conference raises worries about his leadership
A Twitter account with the ID ‘RGAmethi’, which was rumoured to be hacked into recently and then deleted, is believed to be Rahul Gandhi’s.
Rahul Gandhi’s coming into his own is one of the more significant developments of the Lok Sabha election
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A different view of the Aarushi murder case
Questions that continue to confound us
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Looking for a Lucky Break • Just Too Good to Give Up • The Unimportance of Being Earnest
Near the beginning of his book, What’s Wrong With Pakistan?, eminent Pakistani journalist Babar Ayaz offers a diagnosis that the country has a genetic defect
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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
Flying aboard a notorious carrier along the Himalayas, exulting in its grandeur while hanging on to dear life
A case that challenged India’s system of criminal justice
The sublime thrill of paragliding in Bir-Billing
India has an estimated 24 million of them. We meet a few
…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.
A stay at an unusual ashram that promotes surfing
The seamy side of the internet that you dare not explore