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Where do we Indians come from?

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A scientific explanation of our ancestry

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Honour Killings, a Call to the PM

The murder of two young girls— Zahira and Husna—by their mothers in Uttar Pradesh shocked the nation. They had been killed because they wanted to marry individuals not of their religion. Incensed by…

Sarnobat’s German Friend

Shooter Rahi Sarnobat qualified for the London Olympics by winning bronze in the 25m air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, US. In Mumbai, the 20-year-old gave some insights into her…

Bowled Monk

Open once thought of doing an article on Indians who did not know Sachin Tendulkar. Our project was shortlived. The task was near impossible. The few people who claimed to not have heard of the…

Bowled Monk

Open once thought of doing an article on Indians who did not know Sachin Tendulkar. Our project was shortlived. The task was near impossible. The few people who claimed to not have heard of the…

The Bully on the Pitch

Last week, Tony Greig, a former captain of England who made a lot of money commentating in India (and playing ‘psychophant’ to Sachin, some say) said something in a BBC interview that cricketing…

Jumbos and Jairam

For those who thought that wildlife conservation efforts in India focused solely on the tiger, here is some news. The Government has finally decided to create a National Elephant Conservation…

The Non-mover and Shaker

The Non-mover and ShakerIt’s being described as the big ‘Cannes con’. Shekhar Kapur’s documentary on Hindi cinema’s musical films, titled Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, received…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The first 25 minutes of this fourth edition is a high-voltage rollercoaster ride, and after that we are on a back-up battery for the rest of this two-and-a-quarter hour movie. The film begins in…

The Monstrous Hit Maker

This writer was once speaking with a film industry friend, at a time when Singh is Kinng had just released, who told him straight-faced and, it must be added, rather cruelly, “If an Ed Wood-esque…

Comedy of Cannes

I first went to the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. I had very little idea of the scope or complexity of the festival or even how to negotiate the maze of publicists, films and various sections.  There…