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Gangs of India

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Unique groups of people from across the nation

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Too Talented to Be a Heroine

If Zoya Akhtar had her way, it wouldn’t have been Katrina Kaif who starred opposite Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but—hold your breath—Kalki Koechlin. Sources within Excel…

Dabangg 2

Since Dabangg2 is more of an entertainment product than a film, it takes care to package Salman Khan with love and affection. Chulbul Pandey’s police station is in Kanpur this time and his…

Sony Vaio Duo 11

I see a lot of hybrid tablet PCs these days. Typically, these are tablets that integrate the features of a laptop. And my first reaction to this hybrid was love at first sight. I even found it…

The Myth of the IQ Test

The effectiveness of the intelligence quotient (IQ) test that is often used to measure how clever a person is, is nothing more than a myth, according to yet another study. With more than 110,…

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Aasif Mandvi is everywhere. He’s on your television screens as The Muslim Correspondent or The Brown Correspondent on one of the most watched political comedy shows in America, The Daily Show…

The Deconstructor of Afghanistan

One of Amanulla Mojadidi’s most famous works is a ‘reverse bribe’. In 2001, he set up an artificial check post in Kabul, installed hidden cameras, purchased a police uniform and stopped around…

Mahabharata Redux

‘Are you ready?’ asked Kishenbhai. Jeet was standing at the window, looking out at the apartment buildings on view. They were all dark, the inhabitants were all asleep. Dead to the world, in…

Home Space

Malls in India offer expats a disturbing comfort of familiarity I vaguely remember a Disney cartoon I used to watch in early childhood called Crazy from the Heat, where Donald Duck and Goofy get…

A Woman in the City

My city is not mine. I have always felt this, but only realised it fully last week, when, in the aftermath of the unspeakably brutal rape of a 23-year-old woman by six men, I began talking to women…