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Run if Your Name Is Bhatkal

Cover Story

The usual suspects of just about every terror attack in India have one thing in common: the name Bhatkal

Stories in this issue

Euro Lovers of the World, Unite!

The euro has a design flaw. Now that even shoeshine boys are saying it, it’s perhaps time to pose a two-word question: does it? With the EU’s unified currency estimated to have some 15 billion…

Confessions of a Corrupt Cop

It has been a long journey without much benefit. I’ve been working 12 years with the Delhi Police, yet I’m still a sub-inspector. To get promotions, we need to cosy up to senior colleagues,…

The Biography of a Song

At some point in Spandan Banerjee’s beautifully shot documentary, You Don’t Belong, the musician Paban Das Baul, sitting in the backseat of a taxi on his journey from Delhi to Jaipur, addresses…

The 3D Conversion Game

Whether you like it or not, 3D content is all set to become all pervasive. Until recently, the cost of converting 2D movies to 3D was prohibitive: around Rs 20 lakh per minute of footage, says Sushil…

Scientology

The recent divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has once again brought to the forefront the subject of Scientology, an alternative religion with controversial practices. Cruise has been a…

Overreaction to ‘Underachiever’

It was amusing to see the reactions following the publication of Time magazine’s cover story on Manmohan Singh (‘The Underachiever’, 16 July). The PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) quickly claimed…

And Now the Police Need to Invoke RTI

MUMBAI ~ Fed up with delays in getting test results from the state-run Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina, Santa Cruz, anxious policemen have taken to filing applications under the…

Poet of the Paddyfields

When the agriculture minister of Assam Nilomoni Sen Deka calls Hiren Bhattacharyya the modern-day Kalidasa in his tribute, he has a point. Thousands of poetry-loving Assamese people join him in…

Living with Lalli

Lalli moved into my life one rainy afternoon. She didn’t take up much space. I was on a bus, and she introduced herself in four spare lines on the back of the ticket. I remembered that when I…