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Table of Contents

02-06 Jan, 2013 | Vol 05 | Issue 01
Unique groups of people from across the nation
The denim revolutionaries ~ by Manu Joseph • The fellowship of Merc owners ~ by Akshay Sawai • The spouse-swappers ~ by Maya Punjabi • The harassed husbands ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai • The tall order of marking Maradona ~ by Shahina KK • A day with a group of stammerers ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia • Martial art from Punjab ~ photos and text by Ashish Sharma • The association of whistlers ~ by Nandini Krishnan
SEE SMALL WORLD

Sri Lanka had a chance to heal itself, but that opportunity was not seized, says Frances Harrison in an interview

Our politicians prefer rhetoric over legislation. A bill on sexual assault left pending in Parliament is a case in point

Commentators warming up to Modi forget that his decade in power has seen the logic of the 2002 violence pursued by other means

How to deal with the social pressure of liking a Salman film

Malls in India offer expats a disturbing comfort of familiarity

Despite the economy’s troubles, the Sensex has gone up by a handsome 25 per cent over 2012

“I am here,” she says. “Get used to it”

Aasif Mandvi, ‘Brown Correspondent’ of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show that airs in America, on satire, pop culture and bigotry

Too Talented to Be a Heroine • The Fall of the Picky Star • All Sins Forgiven

Arts

Amanulla Mojadidi’s subject is one of the most censored societies in the world

Science

Measuring one’s intelligence through a standardised test is misleading, says yet another study

Gadgets

A spiffy hybrid tablet that is also wonderful to use. But not for heavy users

Cinema

A staid affair. There is no real conflict in this film. You half expect the villain to come up and ask Salman for an autograph

Books

The Last War is a re-imagining of the great epic set in the Mumbai underworld.