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An Extraordinary Cat

There is an old jungle saying in these parts. Of a tigress who stalks. Of a tigress who rules Ranthambore. Of a tigress whose majesty is assured as much by the gaze of millions she arrests with the…

First-time Parents at 70

In rural Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) has taken on mythical proportions. At every village square, there is talk of the ‘miraculous operation’ which gifts…

Persecuted in Pakistan

PESHAWAR -- It was early 2009 when the Sikhs of Orakzai Agency were forced out of their homes by the Taliban. Nearly a thousand people left their belongings, businesses and homes, fleeing this…

Congress to Blame for Book Ban

When the Maharashtra Congress (MPCC) Chief Manikrao Thakre and another senior leader from Vidarbha, Satish Chaturvedi, were caught by TV cameras discussing party funds last week, a rather well-…

Black or White, It’s Magic

BANGALORE -- While the jury is still out on the political crisis in Karnataka, despite the BJP winning two trust votes, the two-week political drama has all the ingredients of a witch’s brew—…

After Tiger, it’s Favre

It’s not even been a year since the Tiger Woods scandal. And one more icon of American sports with a clean, family guy image is tainted by scandal. Footballer Brett Favre, 41, is being investigated…

Tropics in Decline

It is places that are hot, bright and crowded where the earth’s natural resources are the most ravaged. The WWF’s alarming Living Planet Report shows that biodiversity in the tropics has decreased by…

100th B’day is on the Guv

It is party time at Meghalaya’s Raj Bhavan for all those turning 100. The state Governor, RS Mooshahary, is inviting all people of the state to hold their centenary celebrations at his residence. He…

Party in the Park

Eat, drink, shuck, dance. Come 30 October, for two days, Mumbai’s wine aficionados will be in a clink in D’Monte Park. As The Bandra Wine Tasting Festival reappears in its second avatar, everything…

Congress to Blame for Book Ban

The Congress is a two-faced, and at times a corrupt, communal and authoritarian family concern. Why we still tolerate it is because it offers us a pragmatic choice—less communal than any…