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The Nuclear Question

Cover Story

What if this was India?

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Look Who’s Afraid of Dostana-II

Few Hindi films, aside from My Brother Nikhil, have delved into gay themes sensitively or effectively. For the most part, homosexuality remains a prickly subject for Bollywood. The makers of Dostana…

Good to be Home

It was 14 years ago, but the scene is still crystal clear in my mind—the exact moment when I realised that Bollywood had bid goodbye to Bharat. In December 1997, I walked onto floor number two in…

Acer TM 8472

I must confess, ever since Acer’s Time Line Series came out, its sleek design, clean lines and great-performing heart have made me fall in love with the company once again. Running on the latest…

Longevity Lowdown

» “Don’t work too hard, don’t stress,” doesn’t work as advice for good health and a long life. Subjects who were the most involved and committed to their jobs did the best. Continually productive men…

Soaps for Men

Time was when television viewing in India used to be a family affair. Programmes didn’t always divide viewers along lines of gender; fiction wasn’t always either pink or blue. It is true the…

‘Husain Repeats Himself’

As a seven-year-old boy in Calcutta, Jogen Chowdhury, now 72, would make clay models and paint them. Once, he made a peacock, with deep red and blue feathers, on the wall of his uncle’s house. It…

Hereafter

Hereafter opens with a terrifying scene in which rushing water from the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia knocks out a French TV journalist vacationing in Thailand. She is found lifeless, but is…

An Objective Narrative

A bad museum is little more than a storage closet for old stuff. A top-notch one, such as the British Museum in London, should be a storyteller, coaxing from its exhibits tales of our world and its…

The Quiet Royalties Heist

It is further agreed that the LYRICIST, on receipt of such payment, shall have no claim or right whatsoever including copyright, per­forming rights and all other rights in respect of the literary…

Besides the Swiss Bank Account

Among the many strange things about a man said to have $8 billion is this: Hasan Ali Khan’s flat is mortgaged… twice over. That might qualify for an income tax exemption, but when a man owes the…