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Best Captain or Luckiest Man Alive?

Cover Story

How good is Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a captain, really, and how much is plain damn luck?

Stories in this issue

How to Fly a Fighter Jet

Ratan Tata has done it. George Fernandes has done it. Now, a woman journalist has also done it. Flown a fighter jet, that is. Contrary to popular belief, just about anybody can get permission to fly…

Democracy, Iran-style

It doesn’t just happen in India. Personal attacks against political leaders, that is. Former Iran prime minister Mir Hussein Moussavi, now running for presidency, recently launched a blistering…

Everybody Loves Paris

Recession it may well be, but France has retained the tag of being the top tourist destination in the world. An astounding 79 million tourists visited France in 2008, though it must be said that…

Something Fishy

Tandoori pomfret, tuna sushi, bhapa ilish and sardine sandwiches. Meal time may never be the same with all these species vanishing These are the Ocean's 13 you don’t see suited up for Oscar night. In…

The Secret King of Indian Porn

Savita, a young beautiful housewife, the pal­lu of whose sari is in perpetual disarray over her stunned blouse, and whose mangalsu­tra glows in the light of male imagination, is hav­ing a boring…

On the Other Foot

Piety sits uneasy on those who condemn Jarnail Singh. His identity as a human being precedes the badge of being a journalist. And what he did is what any person should do when faced with another…

How to Fly a Fighter Jet

Ratan Tata has done it. George Fernandes has done it. Now, a woman journalist has also done it. Flown a fighter jet, that is. Contrary to popular belief, just about anybody can get permission to fly…

Confessions of a Male Gynaecologist

I am a man in a woman’s private world. I decided to be a gynaecologist and obstetrician because I wanted to earn as soon as I finished studying. In other specialities, gestation periods are long, but…

Perchance to Forget

We sleep not to remember. So much accumulates in the mind during the day, it is necessary to weaken neuronal connections at night Sleep as salve for the mind and body is hardly a new idea. But even…

Under Pressure

Imams kickstart an anti-domestic violence movement after a TV producer is charged with beheading his wife. A hospital manager files a civil liberties lawsuit against police harassment. A pair of…