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Shhh... He is Coming

Cover Story

Preparation for Barack Obama’s impending visit are in full swing, though shrouded in secrecy

Stories in this issue

Serial Gatecrasher

Vivek Oberoi is fast earning a reputation for being a party crasher. The actor recently turned up uninvited for a maata ki chowki organised by Sanjay and Manyata Dutt at their Bandra home,…

Seeing with Sound

Our brains have the ability to determine the shape of an object simply by processing specially-coded sounds. New research not only tells us about the ‘plasticity’of the brain and how it perceives the…

Serial Gatecrasher

Serial Gatecrasher Vivek Oberoi is fast earning a reputation for being a party crasher. The actor recently turned up uninvited for a maata ki chowki organised by Sanjay and Manyata Dutt at their…

Rakta Charitra 1

There are two ways of looking at the recent cinema of Ram Gopal Varma. When you see films like Rakta Charitra 1, the first part of his two-volume biopic of Andhra politician Paritala Ravi, you see…

Superstar Alert

Last month, The Guardian published a list of the most powerful people in Hollywood. The first two spots went to filmmakers: James Cameron and Steven Spielberg. At number three was actor Leonardo…

Unmaking of Modern India

Makers Of Modern India, a book edited and introduced by Ramachandra Guha, features 19 Indians. The names range from well-known ones such as MK Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to the obscure, such as…

The Death of an Indian-born Language

MACAU — William Rozario passed away on 20 August 2010, at the age of 87. And with him died the Indo-Portuguese Creole of Cochin. He was the last of its speakers. My first visit to his home in Vypeen…

Love in the Time of the Digital Camera

One early morning in May last year, public relations professional A Shetty woke up in his ground floor flat in Borivali, Mumbai, to hear his landline ringing. His sister-in-law at the other end asked…

Life in a Sugar Sac

In a crowded waiting room with lilac walls, nurses in mauve salwaar kameezs are padding about silently in sneakers, every movement watched by pregnant women. Seated outside Apollo Hospital’s Centre…

Killing Them with Kindness

The latest tragedy from Ranthambore, the death of a three-and-a-half-year-old male tiger, did not make big headlines. After all, the death was the result of infighting: male tigers often engage in…