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Rahul the Next 5 Years

Cover Story

The party’s heir apparent has seen his youthful experiments in electoral democracy succeed and is ready to shake the party up

Stories in this issue

How to Fall from the Sky

Accelerated Free Fall or skydiving is a sport yet to catch on in India due to its prohibitive costs. Now, the Indian Navy is inviting those with a spirit of adventure to join their team. Commander…

Rubber is Better?

Twelve years after police bullets killed 10 Dalit protesters in Mumbai, the State DGP is all set to brush off dust from a pending file and introduce plastic and rubber bullets. The decision comes on…

Virtual Swine Flu

Googling for swine flu can give you a computer virus. Websense, which provides web, data and email security, says some sites are using swine flu to spread malicious software like viruses. These sites…

The Unbearable IPL Trophy

The jeweller Orra says it used 2,554 diamonds to make the IPL trophy. An equal number of adjectives were employed by the IPL fold to extoll its virtues when the trophy was unveiled last year. Lalit…

Harry Potter’s Transgender Pal

Paris Hilton be damned, Daniel Radcliffe is the new king of the damned and he has a BFF to boot. The Harry Potter star seems hellbent on moving away from his ‘U’ image to PG13. First was the Broadway…

Accidentally Green

Do you switch off lights and fans when leaving an empty room, drink tea in an earthen cup, stick to a vegetarian diet or take public transport to work? If the answer is no, worry not. The average…

Vegan Protection

Vegans, we know, are extreme vegetarians who shun even dairy products since they’re animal products. But this latest might be taking things a bit too far. Three brothers of Indian origin have…

Afghan National Park

Is this a primal yearning for normalcy? A sign that Afghanistan can return to natural life? Band-e-Amir, established as Afghanistan’s first national park, is one of nature’s new strongholds in this…

Bob Marley Gets ’em to Get Up, Stand Up

Reggae fans in Kochi were in for a crash course on politics recently. On 11 and 12 May, the Bob Marley Cultural Collective, a group of Left-leaning youngsters, decided to throw a two-day festival to…

‘People Like Me Don’t Need a Party’

16 May was an unusual Saturday morning. If a year ago, someone had said I would be waiting outside a vote counting centre for the results of a parliamentary poll in which I was a candidate, I wouldn’…