What started as a photography assignment to capture a festival of pachyderms soon turned into a passion project for Anand Shinde
At the age of 84, S Paul, the man who shaped Indian photojournalism, still takes his camera out for a daily shoot
Hanif Kureishi’s sharp new novel is not only a riff on the Naipaul-French saga, but also an exploration of his own fascination for writers and their habits
Sudesh Choudhary has broken a tradition spanning more than six centuries. Do men still set the limits of her power?
The author underwent female-to-male sex re-assignment surgery, but has been unable to switch his passport gender. The story of his struggle in his own words
Wandering the city at night with photographer Gavin Evans
Promising Power Shift • A Mismatch of Signature Styles
On man reaching Pluto and the journeys beyond
Tharoor and Kumar are united by a familiar trait of controlled democracy
It also turned out to be an occasion to exhibit the new-found friendship with Janata Dal (United), which assumes significance in the wake of Bihar Assembly elections scheduled later this year
To contemplate the art of being idle, of pottering around, drinking a tall glass of ice cold buttermilk or lemon soda, and nibbling on a cold grapefruit and hot peanut salad, seems an apt subject for the long hot summer
What is it that makes Baahubali a film that reflects the age of Narendra Modi?
The late Marxist historian DD Kosambi continues to wield tremendous influence on the study of Hinduism. But his disciples have disallowed any rational critique of the man and have zealously ignored the religion’s diversity
Whatever their future, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal have got Indian-American knickers in a colossal twist
The old debate has taken a new twist with the publication of a new book which argues that Chinese authoritarianism is superior to Indian democracy
A global consensus on fighting jihad cannot wait any longer
Can including cricket in the Olympics redeem the game?
Artists have long equated beauty with truth, but the truth is that beauty only exists in relation to something less beautiful. Beauty shines in the juxtaposition. For every Bulgari there is something truly Vulgari
Award winning astronomer Nitya Kallivayalil is on a space odyssey. What is it about near-field cosmology that keeps her going?
Dr Abdul Kalam taught millions of youth to aspire, dream and actualize their hopes
The CEO wants to capture a handset market lost to Google’s Android by upgrading desktop computers and laptops to a Windows 10 loaded with attractive apps for any device
The rise of the athletic feminine and how Indian women in sports cope with the stereotypes of body images
A biopic on a freedom fighter’s Gandhian struggle against cynicism and apathy brings out a rare kind of heroism
India’s most revered yoga centre abhors publicity and turns away casual seekers. Ullekh NP in Munger chronicles the legend of the Bihar School of Yoga
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.
Lamented • The Pulitzer Poet • Christie’s Again • Cultural Bully • The Indian Banksy • A Millennium for DDLJ • The New Bestselling Genre • The Yogi Departs
A new history of India’s role in World War II vivifies its players in this scholarly account
An extraordinarily eloquent film that has Salman Khan playing a worthy role instead of burnishing his brand image as an action hero
This smartphone is easily one of the best Android handsets available in the market today
More sex does not necessarily spell more happiness. It can make people feel worse
Lashkar-e-Islam first stormed the Valley with posters that threatened mobile network providers, asking them to wind up their operations
“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 advertising agency Lowe Lintas upped the budget from a planned Rs 4.02 crore to sign Bachchan on for Rs 6.31 crore to promote DD Kisan
Most of Mumbai’s famed Irani cafés may be shutting down, but here’s a new one set to open on 15 August
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