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Forever Young

Cover Story

Science promises eternal youth.

Stories in this issue

The Passage from India

In 2008-09, all runways invariably led from India. John Galliano was taking a bow to AR Rahman’s Jai Ho, after a line doused with Ikat and the mother of all Indian prints, paisley. Paul Smith’s line…

An Unhappy Food Story

There’s at least one ‘Oriental’ restaurant in Pune on B Shankaranarayan’s black list. In November last year, Shankaranarayan, moderator of the Pune Gourmet Club (PGC), held a group meeting at the…

Au Revoir?

Mouhamad Moustafa is a genial man. But this former officer of the French Air Force is also worried. “I am caught between a rock and a hard place,” he says. Moustafa, a French citizen of Indian origin…

10 Years of Lagaan

Make the film that you want to make” was Aamir Khan’s sign-off line to Ashutosh Gowariker along with “Good night” every night while they were shooting in Bhuj, Gujarat, in 2000 for Lagaan: Once Upon…

Munnabhai of Basketball

Symphony to basketball enthusiasts is the squeak of sneakers and the whooshing sound the ball makes as it drops cleanly through the ring ten feet above the ground. Recently, evenings in Mumbai’s…

Untouchability Declassified

Two thousand years and counting. We must hold the record for perpetuating one of the worst crimes on humanity for the longest time running. The practice of untouchability has an unbroken history. A…

Charm Offensive

For an Indo-US dialogue touted as ‘strategic’, the kind of word that makes New Delhi’s policy wonks sit up, one of the two sides seemed to be having too much fun. One moment, US President Barack…

Those Who Still Go Unpunished

In the blazing summer of 2003, 27-year-old Shahid Noor, one of the 27 children orphaned by the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, was sitting on a hunger strike in a corrugated iron shed. The shed only served to…

End of Ageing

All through history, across cultures, humans have shared a thirst for eternal life. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, saddened by the death of his friend Enkidu, the Mesopotamian hero-king sets out on a…

India Makes Its Stance Clear

This is one high table India has only recently got onto. Reflecting the new economic world order, G20 meetings are seen as more important than G7 meetings. It is therefore not surprising that India…