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
What’s to Hide? • A Condescending Friend
As the state gears up for its first phase of voting on 12 October, EVM prototypes are selling like hot cakes as awareness material
In praise of the new Indian man
Cracking sensational cases is nothing new to Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria who is leading the investigations into the Sheena Bora murder case
The Mahabalipuram rock reliefs and sculptures are extraordinary creations by the third monarch of the Pallava dynasty, and in these masterpieces merge the sensuous and the satirical, the human and the divine in timeless harmony
The absurdity of a VIP line in places of worship
Subhas Chandra Bose: Legend, legacy, folklore, conspiracy and the politics of hidden files
There is a special pleasure in viewing the dissonant sensibilities of Rakhi Peswani and Zakkir Hussain, making statements in individual voices but ultimately connecting dots across artistic styles, historical eras and geographical regions near and far
Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left rebel who is now the Labour leader, could be a passing phenomenon. Will he meet Narendra Modi when the Indian Prime Minister visits London in November?
Edmund Burke, the 18th century English philosopher-statesman, believed that Indians were systematically exploited by the East India Company, whose abuse of power led to the creation of one of the most degenerate species of government that the civilised world had ever seen
A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again
Dwarfed by doubts and hobbled by a lack of political will, India has for so long failed to play out its inherent strength. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi unlock the great-power potential of the country? A new book by one of India’s foremost strategic thinkers anatomises the power paradigms of a nation in transition
It was part two of the Indian enchanter in America, and this time Narendra Modi was feted as the man who will accompany Silicon Valley to its next level of glory, even as the Valley takes India with it—to heights as yet unforeseen, except in the mind of the man who once sold tea on the sort of railway platform that will soon be kitted out with free WiFi by Google
The last two years have been the most exciting for rap music in India. Indian rappers have a reason to pat themselves on the back—they’re living their music and writing rhymes that document the times we live in
In search of an alternative management paradigm
Are Islamic terrorists, executioners of the digital age, ahead of the curve?
Award winning astronomer Nitya Kallivayalil is on a space odyssey. What is it about near-field cosmology that keeps her going?
Modi dazzles the smartest in Silicon Valley
The sforzando of Raghuram Rajan’s music is his half a percentage point rate cut, a dramatic easing of credit that could be just the stimulus India’s economy needs
How Sahara Force India has made a mark in the F1 circuit. The story of a team that is racing ahead despite financial constraints
Richa Chadda on her move to Mumbai and how she learnt to walk the fine line between independent cinema and mainstream Bollywood
Or: Love in the time of Facebook
Bringing the Godavari and the Krishna together in Andhra Pradesh marks India’s first river-linking project. Has life too changed course?
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
This book on the year of liberalisation misses the secrets of Narasimha Rao’s agenda
Lazy, simplistic and contrived, this tacky film has nothing even vaguely meaningful to say
Just switch it on and it will vacuum clean your floors even when you’re not home
To be happy and content in later life, says this study, a man must achieve career stability by 27
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”
NASA scientists have found evidence of flowing water on the red planet for the first time
The diligence of a 75-year-old man in Bengaluru has kept a storied music player from fading into oblivion
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