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The Creative Indian

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Twelve stories of Indian creativity, and Open's top 50 creative Indians

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Rig Veda

His bright rays bear him up aloft, the God who knoweth all that lives, Surya, that all may look on him/ The constellations pass away, like thieves, together with their beams, Before the all-beholding…

The State of Azad

The alleged fake encounter of senior Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar, alias Azad, finally reached Indian Parliament on 10 August thanks to the rally organised in West Bengal’s Lalgarh by Mamata…

Trinamool Maoist Congress?

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury wasn’t being glib when he dubbed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) as the Trinamool Maoist Congress. Monday’s ‘apolitical’ rally at Lalgarh was indicator enough of the ties—even…

Receiving End of Familial Loyalty

The suspension of a senior IAS officer by the Tamil Nadu government on charges of forging a caste certificate to claim an SC quota appointment in services, has taken a distinct political turn. C…

Friends of Urdu

It is a rare occasion in Parliament when leaders of all parties agree with one another. And when they do, you know vote-bank politics is lurking around the corner. It started during zero-hour one…

Traffic Violaters Facebooked

Rash drivers, beware! The Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) has a new weapon in its arsenal: Facebook. In an innovative step to enhance public awareness, DTP has created its own page on the social…

Plight for Freedom

Unofficially, 15 August is disability day for Delhi’s birds. Each year, pigeons, crows and doves lose their independence when kite fliers get into parks and clamber onto roofs for ritual patangbaazi…

Dig Deep for a Disaster

If a nuclear war were imminent, what would be the silver lining? A company called Vivos Network (terravivos.com) has launched a chain of survival shelters in the US, in which almost everyone is…

The Worth of Homemakers

After being categorised with beggars and prisoners in the Census for ‘not being engaged in economically productive work’, homemakers’ contribution to society was recently acknowledged by the Supreme…

Suicide on Call

Of all the social problems that cell phones have been accused of aggravating, this one has to be the most surprising: driving soldiers to suicide! So much so, according to media reports, the Army…