Now starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui ~ by Chinki Sinha • The vibes of Deepika ~ by Rajeev Masand • Prakash Jha in a conversation with Shruti Kapila and Hartosh Singh Bal on his Naxal film • The anonymous lives of Bollywood lookalikes ~ by Shaikh Ayaz • The hottest rain song ever ~ by Akshay Sawai • Mahesh Bhatt's razzmatazz ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia • The interpretation of tweets by Bollywood personalities ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai • The film reporter's viewfinder ~ by Haima Deshpande • Three days with a soft-porn star ~ by Sonali Kokra
Perpetrators prefer using a poisonous delicacy when they want to get away with murder. Food offers a very convenient way of avoiding detection. Despite all his precautions, rumour has it that even the Roman Emperor Augustus could not escape being slowly poisoned to death by his wife
Back to back arrests of three accused who had been absconding for 13 years brings one of India’s most volatile datelines back into focus. Strangely, they seem to have been right under the noses of the police all this while
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?
Indian pilots spared Pakistani civilians in the 1965 war that started after a wily Zulfikar Ali Bhutto instigated General Ayub Khan to send soldiers to create trouble in Kashmir. Fifty years later, the author revisits the war for lessons learnt and tales of bravery