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The House You can Eat

Cover Story

For the first time in history, more people live in urban spaces than in rural. Our cities will have to adapt dramatically. What might they look like in time to come?

Stories in this issue

Dialectical Opportunism

Fearing a substantial decline of vote share in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal’s Marxists have cast off their tattered cosmopolitan-liberal veil to reveal their true parochial selves. The CPM has,…

The (Countless) Poll Moles

Detective Vikram Singh refuses to disclose the names of his high-profile political clients. But he does drop one name. Union Minister and Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, he says, called on his…

Fake Stakes

This Lok Sabha constituency is agog with talk of fake Rs 500 notes distributed by a prominent candidate here. One of the most formidable candidates in the fray, the candidate claims he provided…

Maya Memsaab’s English

“Let him ask.” Three simple words which have shot into the limelight, courtesy Mayawati. These apparently are the first words of English she has spoken in public. The occasion: a press conference…

Curdled Gift for Rahul

Congressmen are known for their sycophancy, especially when it comes to the Gandhis. So it was no surprise that they fell over themselves to get Rahul baba mishti doi after he mentioned his fondness…

Then There Were Nine

The bodies of nine Pakistani terrorists who were part of the 26/11 attacks have become a bone of contention between the Maharashtra government and New Delhi. In the absence of clear directives from…

Burglary in the Time of Election

In Mumbai, petty thieves have never had it so good. With policemen in the city and its suburban areas being bogged down with terror theories, hoax calls, election bandobast and protecting leaders on…

Why Fishermen Hate Rockets

They are, perhaps, the only people in India who don’t cheer Isro’s (Indian Space Research Organisation) launches from Sriharikota on the Andhra-Tamil Nadu border. Fishermen in the Palaverkadu region…

Multi-captaincy: Theory and Practice

Dear Greggie, Delighted to know you approve of my brilliant multiple captains idea. I’ve sent a 273-slide PowerPoint presentation to our mutual friends Alvin Toffler and Ed de Bono. Both love it.…

When Tamil Men Wear a Kilo of Gold

Men are getting heavier in Tamil Nadu. They are increasingly showing as much affection for gold as women. Here, you can now see men wearing a kilo or more of gold in the form of chains and rings.…