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What is This Man Afraid of?

Cover Story

The police orders are to ‘flush out’ Maoists, and since actual militiamen are hard to locate the State forces end up treating every villager as a closet Maoist. It all adds up to further alienation

Stories in this issue

Delta Difference

One evening at the New Orleans harbour some years ago, I was astonished to see four men playing cricket with a tennis ball. Cricket on the bank of the Mississippi! I went up to them. They were…

The Tweets of a Revolutionary Week

These last few days, something extraordinary happened in Iran. People thronged the streets of Tehran to protest against what they saw as a rigged presidential vote declaring President Mahmoud…

Unforgettables

The past is the only reality, the present a phenomenon that slips into oblivion soon. There are sounds all around us. Funk, rap, saccharine-sweet pop promise to live beyond the moments we hear them.…

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Your could argue that X-Men Origins… is not a violent film at all. The artificial reality of the genre to which it belongs precludes this. The action in the movie is so divorced from human emotion,…

Taming of the Shrew

The very existence and evolution of human civilisation owes much to the ability to tame animals. Agriculture without plough-pulling animals was far more difficult if not quite impossible. Nomads…

Days of Rahmania

It takes ages for work to actually begin at Rahman’s studio but when it does, the fingers fly. ‘Superfast’ is how the musicians who have worked with him describe him. While you are tuning your…

Space Cadet

I was born in the UK, through no fault of my own, and one of my earliest memories, apart from the horrible food and the miserable weather, was of watching Dr Who from behind the sofa. Extensive…

To Button or Not...

Don’t sweat the short stuff. Follow these deeply thought out dress rules, and you’ll survive The Year is 2020. The great Repression. Machines have taken over the world. But once all hope seems lost,…

Netting a Match

It all began very harmlessly, as most things do. She was healing from heartbreak, in a socially vulnerable state of being a 26-year-old Malayali girl who was still single. She was looking for ways to…

The Harder They Fall

Investment bankers are having trouble getting used to life as failure prone mortals You’ve heard the one about the investment banker. The plane had run out of fuel, and all he had was his new Wall…