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Delhi versus Bombay

Cover Story

There is something visceral about it, this loathing that the people of India’s two biggest cities have for each other. So what is it, really?

Stories in this issue

The Cave Dwellers of Kerala

The world discovered this endangered tribe in 1970. And then the tribals discovered alcohol Getting to the Cholanaikkans, the only remaining tribal community in Asia that lives in rock-cave shelters…

Confessions of an Air Traffic Controller

When most people think about air traffic control, what probably comes to mind is the image of men and women in a glass tower. Few people realise that we make or break the ground beneath their feet.…

The Future Push

It looks like Kishore Biyani, the chairman of India’s biggest organised retailer Future Group that operates stores like Big Bazaar, Central and Home Town, is sensing the end of the slowdown. Future…

Delivered in Silence

‘Delivering Possibilities’ is their tag line. And they do. All six days of the week, when each of the hearing-impaired employees at Mirakle Couriers, deliver packets and parcels with total hush and…

Love and Lust on the Rocks

One of the jobs of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to come in the way of lovers’ caresses. City Mayor Dr Shubha Raul has cautioned couples against the perils of venturing too far out…

Next Big Thing

Internet’s next big thing, wolframalpha.com, plans to make all the knowledge in the world computable. Key in ‘What was the weather in Mumbai on 15 August 1947’, and you learn it was a Friday, the…

Green Oscar

An Indian wildlife biologist has won the Whitley award, considered the Green Oscar in recognition of his work to reduce human-wildlife conflict in Karnataka. MD Madhusudan, director of Mysore-based…

India Strikes Roots in UN Biospheres

Three Indian wildlife reserves from Meghalaya, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh are among the 22 new sites to join the prestigious Unesco world network of biosphere reserves. The UN body chooses these…

Dog Acquitted after Long, Reformed

Six years down the line, Chotu can heave a sigh of relief. After being convicted in 2003 for barking at and biting a man, this eight-year-old mongrel has finally got justice. Chotu had been condemned…

Lalu Gets Closer to Rabri

If politics forced Lalu Prasad to stay over 1,000 km away from his wife Rabri Devi, it’s politics again that, in a strange manner, has shown the way to end the separation for Bihar’s top Yadav couple…