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Friends Forever

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How companies like mining corporation Vedanta are leading the government by the nose

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Vedanta’s Mining Mess

Video I ~ Vedanta’s construction of a red mud pond in Rengopalli, Odisha - Part I The State Pollution Control Board of Odisha’s member secretary Siddharth Das reprimands Vedanta’s representatives for…

Canon EOS M

This camera is not a DSLR, having been designed as a non-reflex shooter. Canon may have created it for people moving up from a point-and-shoot. But I think it is better suited for people who are…

Heights of Evolution

If you have ever been to the upper reaches of the Himalayas, say Ladakh, then you know what altitude sickness is—crushing headache, nausea and a general feeling that your brains are about to burst.…

Shades of Friendship

Last Friday, I ran into two almost-friends—you know the people you’re really fond of, but only so long as you meet them in big groups with the wine flowing freely and the freedom to drift in and out…

The Panic of the Thirties

Bhumija Gupta celebrated her 29th birthday this year. She has a year to go, but the number 30 has been haunting her ever since she turned 26. Bhumija had been clear she needed to get married before…

The Naga Cricketer

The outer hostel of Kolkata’s hallowed St Xavier’s College bears a distinct uniformity. Here, students study either science or commerce. Every table is on the verge of collapsing under heaps of books…

The Dear Missing

It is the middle of a November afternoon. The Diwali holidays are on, and Siddhi Sadan on Fitwala Road in Elphinstone, Mumbai, rings with the sound of children. A group of four sits and plays a game…

‘A Radical Change Is Needed’

The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha ended last week in failure, with rich countries still reluctant to compensate poor ones for the economic costs of containing air pollution. The Kyoto Protocol…

The Inner Circle

Indigenous Americans once believed that when a photograph was taken, it stole a piece of the person’s soul. Similar to mirrors, which many cultures regarded as reservoirs of our ‘selves’ and hence…

The Show Goes On

Driving through the palm and deciduous tree-lined roads at sunset in the sultry laid-back Fort Kochi, one cannot imagine the hectic activity that goes on behind the walls of its old stately…