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
Saif passes the buck • Salman’s return to innocence • When the going gets tough
In the big bad world, it is again the Russian who happens to be the biggest baddie
Some measures to beat stress
An impending referendum in Scotland could bring about the end of a 307-year-old union—and the most successful nation state in history
An adult for some crimes—and a juvenile for others?
The IB report on NGOs brings out the battle between the state and nature
The defence sector needs the attention of Modi the moderniser, now
It was the World Cup where the myth of Brazilian football came to an inglorious finale
How Bollywood’s Punjabi inflection unifies India
The last outpost of the Raj still survives in South Block
Reservation does not spell prosperity for its avowed beneficiaries
How the novelist in her simplistic rhetoric on caste got Gandhi wrong
That is what the Prime Minister is on the global stage
While the Supreme Court has issued notices to states and union territories seeking their views on legalising passive euthanasia, the families of comatose patients Shruti, Najma and Amit refuse to even discuss the issue. They think they are being unjust to their loved ones
If a large bank is unable to repay its creditors then the liquidity crunch could set off a domino chain of collapses all through the banking sector
Komaleeswaran Sankar officiated as an assistant referee in three matches at the 2002 World Cup. He shares the thrill of being the first Indian ever to participate in a World Cup
Documentaries, long relegated to alternative screens, are now wooing multiplex audiences in India with unprecedented creative fervour
The rise of vegetarian terrorism
Designers strike a stunning balance between tradition and modernity as the sari becomes the newest style statement
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.
Stretching from Partition through recent violence against women, the work of Amar Kanwar is a constant conversation with history. The reclusive artist explains why
This elegant novel about young people in Delhi is a quietly subversive commentary on urban Indian life—and one of the most original voices in recent Indian fiction
A cut-and-dried execution of a good concept renders this film an insipid watch
A tribute to the origin of video gaming, this machine is exclusively for the dedicated gamer
The evolutionary benefits of friendship
India’s only company that makes voters’ ink safeguards its chemical formula as a ‘State secret’ even though it’s easy to erase
“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”
Since 8 July, Hamas has fired nearly 1,000 rockets and mortars into Israel and the latter has carried out about 1,500 strikes
Muslim-owned eateries boycott soft drinks this Ramzan to protest the US support of Israel
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