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Heroes of the Valley

Cover Story

Five officers who broke the backbone of militancy in the Valley.

Stories in this issue

Crumbling Yadav Bastion

Nearly everyone in Guvar village agrees that the Samajwadi Party (SP) is the sole political outfit worthy of their vote. But it is proving hard for them to come to terms with the possibility that the…

Phone Spotting

Computers and mobile phones are all set to make their debut in the Census of India data. The 2011 Census will include the two electronic items in the list of ‘household assets’. It will, however,…

Kite Runners

The skies above River Sabarmati’s banks were laden with kites as the 20th international kite festival, Uttarayan, began in Gujarat earlier this week. With nearly 225 participants from 34 countries…

Posh Prisoners

A vehicle which has its own dining table, toilet, baggage compartment and ample private space. That’s luxury to kill for. And some have. Karnataka’s prisons’ department has come up with this…

Eat Your Cake and Have the Plate Too

Diane Bisson, industrial design professor from Universite de Montreal, Canada, has teamed up with chefs and diet-icians to create some unique edible cutlery. Q How did the thought of creating edible…

Real Ban on Virtual Suicide

If you have found what it takes to put the noose around your virtual neck and press the last click, good for you. But Facebook is having none of it. After Seppukoo.com, suicidemachine.org has got on…

The Goat Who Came Back from the Dead

Takin, the legendary goat-antelope thought to be extinct in India, has been seen in Arunachal Pradesh. The sighting gives hope that the species, which is the national animal of Bhutan, may still…

Tweet Tweet Hota Hai

Urged by Karan Johar to share more of his life, Shah Rukh Khan decided to broadcast himself on Twitter. While these are early days for Khan, his entry got us thinking: what do we know about actors…

Atom Bombs to the Ivory Rescue

The international wildlife convention makes it illegal to sell any ivory after 1947. A Scotland-based scientist has now discovered a novel and cheap technique to find out whether the ivory is legal.…