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The Bollywood Effect on Street Kids

Cover Story

Portraits of life imitating old Bollywood in the streets of India

Stories in this issue

How a Ban on Alcohol Can Be Injurious to Reason

KOCHI ~ A suggestion by the Kerala High Court to ban toddy has had a curious fallout. The state’s excise minister K Babu stated that it was not for the court to decide what to drink. The ruling…

Bhagat Singh in Lahore

Shadman Chowk, a roundabout in Lahore, which marks the place where Bhagat Singh was hanged, will now be renamed Bhagat Singh Chowk. Singh was hanged in March 1931 at the then Lahore Jail, which stood…

Public Enemies

It is not shocking that an IAS officer should have tried to molest a woman, because the exam, as we all know, does not test a person’s morality. In fact, there is a strong case for the reverse—only…

Confessions of a Music Artiste Manager

I had a well-paying corporate job in the media before I became an artiste manager. I joined because I feel strongly about music and want to promote independent bands in India. But it’s not something…

For a Rubber Band instead of ForkLift

Detecting anything even remotely cuddly about the Beast of Bentonville (as Wal-Mart is known to its critics) is foolhardy at the calmest of times. But if something about this supermarket chain…

The Thing about Older Men

Last week, the Dude and I went for a party. It was one of my best friends’ birthday and I really wanted him there with me. She doesn’t approve of our relationship. She doesn’t get the dating other…

And the Oscar Doesn’t Go to…

Rafi Mohammed saw Barfi! on 17 September and just couldn’t stop thinking about the movie. He wrote a review on Tanqeed.com under his moniker Sputnik at 4.40 am American time. He had loved the first…

Or Else, Oblivion

In one of Old Delhi’s Byzantine lanes lives a man named Painter Kafeel. His official name is Kafeel Ahmed Ansari, but very few know of it, and almost no one ever calls him by it. His friends…

India’ First Art Nursery

As the story goes, or as how current chairman of the Jehangir Art Gallery, Adi Jehangir, recollects, his grandfather Sir Cowasji Jehangir, founder of the gallery, once almost abandoned the idea of…

‘Spin will hold the key in the final stages’

For the fourth edition of this ongoing series, titled ‘Open World T20 Conversations’, BORIA MAJUMDAR, covering the world cup in Sri Lanka, met up with three standout ex-cricketers—MUTHIAH…