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The Daring Women of Afghanistan

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Stories of the extraordinary women of Afghanistan

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Fuji Film XF1

You could look at the XF1 as a breath of fresh air, or old wine in a new bottle. Its retro look encases a camera with features that belong to this digital age. The camera’s response time is fast and…

A Wedding in Afghanistan

When we reach Tank-e-Tel, the Dasht-e-Barchi shopping market, a woman in a black and white headscarf (the hijab) stands out from the rest. She is negotiating hard with five men, at the successful…

Let Us Give This Peace Pipe a Chance

If India’s energy-security wonks are in a strategy huddle, it remains a state secret. They do, of course, have much to mull over. Last fortnight, an interesting bit of information on hydrocarbons got…

Mystery of the GCA Rooster

The mascot of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), which hosted the first India-England Test in Ahmedabad, is a cockerel. You see large images of the bird at many places on the ground, including…

India’s 88-Year-Old Athletic Champ

KOCHI ~ In the recently concluded 17th Asian Masters Athletics Championship held in Taipei, Krishnan Nair clocked 6 min 22 sec in the 800 metre race to win the silver medal. He did this with a…

The Reluctant Reader

Irrfan Khan, who stars as the older version of the protagonist Pi in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, revealed to me that he simply refuses to read a script unless the filmmaker has made a concrete offer for…

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

The interesting thing is that though Yash Chopra is known to be a romantic filmmaker, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is not a romantic movie. It is elegiac. It’s about yearning for a past love; not for a specific…

Fidelity Hormone

Researchers claim they have identified a hormone that keeps committed men from straying According to a recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, a ‘fidelty hormone’ might have been…

His Many Suns

Just like that, some storms / Just like that, some tremors / Just like that, some fight / Just like that, some love… One evening in 2006, my friend, filmmaker Ajay Bhardwaj, rang up. “I am driving…

Jaw-Jaw with Jarawas

In 2000, after finishing my MPhil in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, I went to the Andamans for a couple of days as a research assistant. This was part of a project about the languages…