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Cover Story

The Hindi film industry cannot disguise its utter disregard for lead female roles and the actresses that play them.

Stories in this issue

4TB of storage

Western Digital (WD) has launched a dual drive, My Book Studio Edition II, external hard drive. Besides its 4 TB of storage, it is also user serviceable. To change the hard disc, just open the lid,…

Mathematics and the Mob

A new movie on an extraordinary figure from antiquity focuses on a female mathematician More and more evidence is accumulating that the stereotype of women as being inferior at mathematics has almost…

A Bible on Hinduism

DN Jha was professor of history at Delhi University and the general president of the Indian History Congress in 2005-06. In 2002, his book, The Myth of the Holy Cow, raised a storm by suggesting that…

Karunanidhi’s Blockbuster

Octogenarian Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi, who cited ill health as the reason to appoint youngest son Stalin as deputy chief minister last week, is now busy writing the screenplay of a love…

He Could Crash your Comp

Shahid Kapur and Katrina Kaif can be injurious to your computer. A report titled ‘The Most Dangerous Search Terms’ by anti-virus software provider McAfee, had the duo in the ten riskiest search terms…

Telephone Pyar

“Who hasn’t fallen in love, whose telephone hasn’t rung, carrying the message of love,” proclaims the first page of Telephone Pyar, a collection of short fiction in Hindi. The book, a brainchild of…

Love Is In the Air

Air New Zealand will soon go where no commercial airline has ventured before: a matchmaking flight from Los Angeles to Auckland on 15 October. While the possibility of illicit adventure has been a…

The Real Interpreter of Maladies

Is there evidence that yoga helps manage epileptic fits, that shock treatments are useful in treating schizophrenia, that gastric bypass is a long-term weapon in beating obesity? There is a place…

Revenge of the Brahmin

All substantial political movements in Tamil Nadu have had the interests of lower castes at their heart. Now, a Tamil actor called SV Shekhar has decided enough is enough. Unable to bear the neglect…

You Are On My Seat

Pardon me for being the dumb Indian male but this is what I can’t figure out: assuming you get 33 per cent women in Parliament election after election, what is it changing? I can understand…