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The Great Indian Money Illusion

Cover Story

Why does India’s double-digit economic growth story ring so hollow?

Stories in this issue

Are You Face Blind?

The inability to recognise faces is more common than most people think. Two per cent of all people are born with ‘face blindness’, scientifically known as prosopagnosia. A specific area in our brains…

Johnny Bravo Ditched Again

John Abraham was beefing up for the role of an iron cop in the remake of Tamil superhit Khakha Khakha when news filtered in that he’s out. Word is, zeroing in on the female lead was a problem.…

The Simple Epicurean

Ramki Krishnan lives, cooks and hosts foreign travellers for free in a 71 sq ft van in Chennai. While the rest of the world chases an upsize in life with bigger houses and larger cars, Ramki Krishnan…

Porn Unfreed

After the fiasco over Savita Bhabhi, the illustrated porn website that got banned, the Maharashtra government is threatening another round of censorship, this time a blanket one. Maharashtra Minister…

Halal Cosmetics

Britain will soon be getting its first range of halal cosmetics. Created by entrepreneur Samina Akhter, this new brand of make-up products will be free of alcohol and pork fat. The idea came to…

Where Unauthorised Gods Dwell

Tamil Nadu is the blessed land of unauthorised religious structures on public land. According to a list submitted by all Indian states to the Supreme Court, this state had the maximum number. A…

Wealth Has a Gender

It doesn’t matter how wealthy you are, there will always be gender discrimination. A global study by the Boston Consulting Group has highlighted how a majority of wealthy women feel they get second-…

Just Beat It

The Rahul Mahajan wife-beating drama playing out on television and in newspapers is especially embarrassing for his sister Poonam Mahajan, who’s been working assiduously to implement women’s…

Rude and Fat

Fat, a stigmatising word, faded out of the spoken world when political correctness dawned. Fat people were called large size or termed clinically as obese. Britain’s public health minister, Anne…

Curious Case of Suicides in AP

Does anybody really believe that people are ready to die for their politicians? On 31 July, Eshan Reddy, a student of Osmania University, immolated himself on campus. He was making good his word to…