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What Keeps This Man Going?

Cover Story

The three things he wants.

Stories in this issue

Teen Patti

The mathematical mumbo jumbo, never mind the big stars, means this is one big bluff. The mathematical mumbo jumbo, never mind the big stars, means this is one big bluff. The mathematical mumbo jumbo…

Uniformed Mess

‘Little boy’ and ‘fat man’ had rested here for a few nights before devastating Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now, 65 years later, a probable detonation in West Midnapore district’s Salua, the…

Dribbling out of the Mess

Quoting the local taxi driver is a cliché of reporting. But when the cabbie is Raj Kumar of Delhi, whose sporting knowledge spans Sandeep Singh the hockey player and Milkha Singh the sprinter, you…

A Rickshaw with a Website

There’s no way to confirm it, but M Samson may quite possibly be the only autorickshaw driver in India with a website of his own. The services of this 38-year-old semi-literate, who also doubles as a…

Shutter Speed

What do you see when you look at the images above: roller shutters half open or half shut? For Atul Dodiya, one of India’s most celebrated contemporary artists, the shutter, which presents the viewer…

Business Briefing 06/03

Makings of an Indian Military Establishment; Who Needs Air India? Makings of an Indian Military Establishment; Who Needs Air India? Makings of an Indian Military Establishment For too long India’s…

India This Week

Mulayam May Lose Strength in the RS The Samajwadi Party (SP) is facing a casteist dilemma in Parliament. Seven of its Rajya Sabha members will retire in July, but the party’s strength in the UP…

The Monks Who Built a Bridge

The old Bally bridge spanning the Hooghly has been virtually abandoned by the state Public Works Department (PWD)  and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) ever since the new one beside it…

Ticket to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, Please

Mother Teresa, Tipu Sultan, Uttam Kumar and Bahadur Shah Zafar have one thing in common—all have train stations named after them in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee announced the new names while presenting…

Gujarat Mineral to Help Mars Study

The study of Mars might just get a little easier because of a mineral called Minamiite found in Gujarat. Formed by reactions among volcanic gases, acid hydrothermal solutions and volcanic/ rock ash,…