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Shah Rukh’s War to Keep His Throne

Cover Story

He is a megastar like none before. And he knows it. Or does he, really? Is his claim to the top slot in Hindi cinema as secure as is made out to be? And has he lost touch with the times?

Stories in this issue

Not So Empty Without Him

Superstar rapper Eminem has come clean on his drug habit, saying he went through three years of ‘hell’ because of this and it nearly wrecked his career. The 36-year-old Oscar winner told hip-hop mag…

The New Cricket Manual

Twenty20 has not altered the way cricket is traditionally played. Not yet. But it has fast-tracked the way it was supposed to evolve. With the one-day format, we saw innovations in the way players…

...and a Bit of Cricket

Leaving aside Lord's, Brabourne and Wimbledon, most sports stadiums around the world are blue collar in character. They are meant for the masses. These are places where thousands congregate to…

The Yin and Yang of Yachts

It’s art, it’s power. It’s love, it’s force. It’s the art in power. It’s the power in art. The love in force, the force in love. The yacht is that one vanity that delivers clarity to the world of…

Decoding the FabIndia Woman

You know her. We all do. She is urbane, self-sufficient, concerned about global warming, women’s rights, the economy. She is opinionated (critics say argumentative), loves poetry and Philip Roth, but…

The Living Dead

When Lal Bihari first heard about his death, he thought it was a joke. He smiled at the lekhpal, the village officer responsible for land records. But there was no smile in return. “Lal Bihari died…

Turban Cool

  This piece could well have been called ‘Sexing up the Turban’. It’s not—in deference to fellow feeling and general goodwill, and perhaps, just perhaps, in fear of the clan’s warrior protectors.…

Guns and Poses

ON A windswept Delaware air field last week, US Air Force Staff Sgt Phillip A Myers became the first fallen American soldier to be publicly welcomed home in 18 years. President Obama had just lifted…

Boom to Bust Acquisitions

India Inc forked out close to $40bn over the past three years buying companies overseas. But its global coming-out party has left it with a bad recession hangover Ratan Tata tends to sound…

Red Zone

THE LARGE gates of the police station at Lalgarh are always locked. There are a few mine-proof jeeps and mini-trucks parked in an otherwise desolate compound. Nervous cops peer suspiciously out of…