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The Mimic Man

Aatish Taseer’s book of non-fiction, Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey through Islamic Lands, was marked by a sharpness of observation and precision of prose that, as the author readily admits,…

The Worst Sachin Arguments

The male analysis of Sachin Tendulkar is a two-decade long confession of Indian men. When they speak of him, usually through pilfered opinions, they reveal fragments of their own fears and private…

Search for Change

An Indian official back from China recounted his first encounter with the ‘Great Chinese Firewall’. His wife had sprained her ankle and he was searching for a home remedy. For some reason, the long…

Business Briefing 27/03

Once Profitability Is Passé In the opaque world of Indian Premier League, every big-money deal that Lalit Modi strikes is usually accompanied by two questions. One, will the guy who’s coughed up a…

BrahMos Missile

After successfully test-firing the ‘vertical-launch’ version of the 290-km range BrahMos from INS Ranvir last week, India has became the only country in the world to have a ‘manoeuvrable and…

India This Week

Too Good to be True? One person who has little reason to be happy with The Temple-Goers [for review, turn to page 54], a book written by Aatish Taseer, son of journalist Tavleen Singh, is former…

Tigers and the Case for Free Sex

Two of the three Royal Bengal tigresses of the Sunderbans that were fitted with Rs 4.5 lakh radio collars have had them removed by their lovers. The third, who hasn’t, is single. These collars,…

A Transgender Music Troupe

India will soon have what is quite possibly its first transgender music troupe. Sahodari Foundation, a third gender collective from Tamil Nadu, has joined hands with the state government to create…

Can’t Shirk That Call Anymore

If what a religious group in Kashmir has done is any precedent, then telecom companies might be in for a bonanza. The Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, perhaps the largest Muslim religious group in Jammu &…

Tadoba’s Bloody Trails

But for her husband, Kamala Chandok Kudape would have been devoured by a tiger. Her eyes still darting to and fro, she tells the story she has been repeating since 18 January when she went into the…