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Table of Contents

18-24 Sept, 2012 | Vol 04 | Issue 38
No magic formula. If it worked, copy
What’s common to Band Baaja Baraat, Gangs of Wasseypur and Ek Tha Tiger? Nothing, except that they all got a lot of attention. As Bollywood comes out of its formula phase, what does a scriptwriter do?
SEE SMALL WORLD

Tytler has insisted, since 1984, that there isn’t enough proof to nail him in court. He may not be so lucky in 2012

Neither consensual nor adjudicatory, but a pointless exercise in abstraction

Those who blame Assam’s troubles on mass migration from Bangladesh don’t see that it defies simple economic logic

In conversation with Shabnam Singh, Sanath Jayasuriya, R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane

With the Deccan Chargers up for sale, another scare notice has gone up on the future of the big league

Lemon drops for contraception or PVC-pipe penises, this 88-year-old doctor has answers for anything you ever wanted to know about sex

Dildos have their place in our midst but men aren’t becoming redundant yet

Confessions of a serial matrimony seeker

The ruling has pushed the euro’s value higher against major currencies

Since when did we in India care about journalistic ethics?

The Truth about Priyanka and Salman • Basic Instinct • The Actress Who Would be Producer

A question not so easily settled on Delhi University’s campus

Arts

What a photo stall at a fair in rural Rajasthan for adolescent girls tells us about those who posed for its camera

Science

A new study finds that dads who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone

Gadgets

It’s pretty, it’s fast. But don’t push it too hard; there’s only so much load 4 MB of RAM can bear

Cinema

Even Woody Allen can be a mediocre director, and here’s proof