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Conservation: the New Killer

Cover Story

Blinkered government policies are pushing our most beloved cat closer to extinction

Stories in this issue

Real Comedy Is Coming

“I was in the US and I walked into the 7/11 store. Thought I would practise my Hindi.” Jonathan Atherton grinned sheepishly. The Australian stand-up comic was the only one grinning. The rest of the…

Joanna Gives Them Hope

Ever since South Africa officially abandoned its perverted apartheid regime in 1994, its marketing tagline, ‘The Rainbow Nation’ has tried to capture its racial, ethnic, cultural and geographic…

Kaps and I Wish Each Other

When they retire, sportsmen often lose their aura. But there are exceptions like Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, who turned 60 on July 10. You may not always agree with what he says, or how he says it, but…

The Ronaldo Economics

It was around six in the evening on 10 June. David Gill, chief executive of Manchester United, prepared to go to Geneva for a Fifa meeting. But something happened. A fax rolled out. It would ensure…

Where are They Now?

Vineet Buch still remembers 10 June 1987. Bhopal. The Indian Institute of Technology All India Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) results were announced. Buch, then a 15-year-old dabbling with career…

Everybody Loves a Good Eclipse

The surreal spectacle of a total solar eclipse will be visible on 22 July to people and animals in India living along a narrow arc that stretches from the western end of the country to the eastern,…

The Masala Groove

You know Bollywood dance has entered main street in Anytown, USA, when you see it featured in glossies like People and Cosmopolitan, or better yet, in your local American newspaper. You know that…

Fool Moon

Forty years after man landed on moon on 21 July, 1969, the claim that the event was stage-managed continues to garner attention in the US. In the paranoid world of conspiracy theorists, the Moon…

The One Who Got Away

Ey pekir Uighur, oyghan! (Hey poor Uighur, wake up!) —Abduhalik Uyghur (1901–1933), killed by a Chinese warlord for inciting Uighur nationalism through poetry Kashmir ke peechey hamara mulk hai (…

For an Outline of Normalcy

In Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), never assume too much. Soon after Omar Abdullah took over as Chief Minister of the troubled state, his father Farooq Abdullah sauntered into his office along with a…