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The Silence of Robert Vadra

Cover Story

…and what it says about him and the party led by his in-laws

Stories in this issue

Insurance to Infrastructure’s Rescue

Financially, two sectors are made for each other: insurance and infrastructure. Insurers, with long-dated payout obligations, need to invest their clients’ money for long periods of time.…

Nikon D600

Full-frame cameras are seen only with professional photographers for two major reasons. Their high price and heavy weight. Also, most of these cameras come with manual modes, which require the…

Of Non-Verbal Bonding

Parents and elders often communicate with infants in sign language. This they do in the belief that this non-verbal tool not only helps them get across to babies before s/he is able to talk, it…

Behind the Boom

I met R Sathyanarayanan, or Sathy as he called himself, in late 2004. He was forty years old. We were introduced by a relative of mine. She knew I was writing a book. She said Sathy was a…

An Insider’s View

A Burmese émigré who had arrived in India in 1942, Richard Bartholomew entered the literary-cultural scene when studying English literature at St Stephen’s College, and then as a teacher of…

Return of the Diva

Bollywood’s very own Greta Garbo, the reclusive Rekha is likely to appear on screen shortly in an adaptation of the popular Gujarati play Baa Ae Mari Boundary. The film will be produced by Indra…

English Vinglish

It’s great to have Sridevi back on screen after such a long gap Hovering on the thin blue line between niche and mass appeal, English Vinglish opens a few doors for moviemakers who would want to…

The Goodbye at the End of a Night

It’s a scene familiar to all of us. You go to a party, meet new people, flirt with a few, make out with a couple and end up in bed with one. For those of us who aren’t ‘that type’, American…

With Cinema Halls All Abuzz

The villain enjoys firing his rifle to loud screechy guitar riffs instead of attending business conferences. Sometimes, to challenge himself, he spins himself while shooting at projectiles, and…

Sweet Success

GULBARGA ~ Five months pregnant, Ahmedbi’s haemoglobin level is 9.38, a couple of points below normal. Expecting her fourth child, the frail woman says this pregnancy is different. “Pehle khoon…