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China’s Stealth Machine

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China’s killer machine in the sky

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Gesturing While Talking Alters Thoughts

Many people gesture with their hands while talking. This animated way of talking certainly helps in expressing one’s thoughts, expressions and emotions, but researchers have found that that’s not the…

The Backstage Diaries

Eyewitnesses say Salman Khan didn’t have a particularly good time at the Star Screen Awards last week. The Dabangg star, who was backstage for most of the evening, was trying his best not to run into…

No One Killed Jessica

In a sense, No One Killed Jessica is like a feature-length dramatised TV capsule of the events between 1999, when Jessica Lall was shot dead at a bar in Delhi, and 2006, when the case went to the…

Lenovo B520

This Lenovo computer, the B520, has specs that one can only boast about. It looks good in the brushed metal finish and gives fantastic performance with its 23.6 inch HD multitouch screen, SRS for…

Asymmetry of Life

One of the mysteries of living organisms is that many molecules crucial to life are asymmetric. Many of them exist in two forms which are mirror images of each other, but of these two forms only one…

And Roles for All

These plays don’t have a script. The audience is part of the cast. And performances are about finding wholesome, lasting and consensual solutions to problems of the day. This is what ‘theatre of the…

Nowhere Girl

I remember that day in the spring of 1982 like it was yesterday. The heavy snow, the mountains and the raging wind. I could forget everything but not this. The Iran-Iraq war had just started and the…

Does Dalrymple know what racism really is?

Since the original article was published, the Dalrymple bio at the Jaipur Lit Fest website has been amended. The additions in the few days since I wrote my piece are telling. They include the…

“The piece you ran is blatantly racist”

The piece you ran this week [‘The Literary Raj’, Open, 10 January], and the whole-page cartoon you ran with it, felt to me blatantly racist. I am glad to see that most of the comments posted under…

Amla in the Times of Blueberry Cheesecake

SALEM, TAMIL NADU ~ Driving uphill along a gravelly red track, Arun Nagarajan almost crashes into clouds of butterflies at every curve. Averting collisions, the butterflies swerve away in dazzling…