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Porn Forever

Cover Story

The internet and cellphone have made sure that there is no age limit to enjoying porn now.

Stories in this issue

Hat-trick for Saina

Saina Nehwal’s admirers notice a passing resemblance between her and Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. Like Hermione, Saina also knows how to make magic. The…

Light at Last

Something is happening at long last with the most ambitious project ever of India’s Border Roads Organisation (BRO), and also the longest under planning. Originally envisaged in the 1980s, it is a…

To Skewer the Admission Skew

Sixteen-year-old Tanvi Jain, who’s just finished class X at a Delhi school, was keen on studying in Pune, Maharashtra’s educational hotspot. Soon after her CBSE results last month, she went to Pune…

Operation Red Hunt

The despondent Left in West Bengal may be in for some real trouble real soon. The Congress and Trinamool are working towards an alliance to oust them from power in the state. If the left in West…

The Good, the Bad and the Difficult

A doctrine that lies in shambles in the hands of leftist parties is silently being resurrected by the Congress to energise its revival strategy in India’s Hindi belt. The idea, that is, of the ‘third…

Confessions of a Slum Tour Guide

Slum tours have existed for ages, but only shot to popularity after Slumdog Millionaire, when people wanted to know if depictions of slums in the movie were realistic. Most discover that they are…

Pill Trouble

As Britain’s Department of Health mulls over the introduction of 24-hour medicine vending machines, pharmacists there are getting worried about extinction. The dispensing machines, being developed by…

Roll, Roll, Roll: a Football Tricycle

A soccer fan from Hyderabad has created a football-shaped tricycle. K Sudhakar Yadav’s creation, Trike, is an eight-foot diameter seven-seater with pedals for all riders, seated inside. Yadav uses a…

After the Serve, the Verse

Wimbledon has appointed an official poet this year—Matt Harvey. He has been reading to the famous queues and other gatherings at the All England Club. He writes more about the atmosphere of the…

Football Therapy for Das Munshi

Doctors at Apollo Hospital, Delhi, attending to former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, are trying football therapy on the man who has been in a coma since October 2008 following a massive…