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Ayurveda: Hoax or Science?

Cover Story

Can this ancient, hidebound system survive the scrutiny of modern medicine?

Stories in this issue

America’s Plastic Revival

America’s abundance of shale gas is set to turn it into a powerhouse of plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers and other petrochemicals once again. Producers elsewhere are watching signs of an…

Forgive Them Lord

When they warn you about the dangers of downloading from the cyber world, this is probably what they mean. A ‘blasphemous’ image of Jesus Christ, holding a cigarette and a beer can, has led to a…

Come Again

MUMBAI ~ Sherlyn Chopra’s nude form will come alive once again, this time in 3D. Kamasutra 3D, which stars the soft porn actress, will be an iconic movie, promises its director Rupesh Paul. “And if…

An Affair to Remember

In 1985, when Indian spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh was trying to expand his influence in Australia, an Australian television network had interviewed his then secretary, Ma Anand Sheela. Osho, or…

Blood on the Tracks

Hundreds of kilometres of railway tracks run through our wilderness. Every time elephants are run over, we question if the killer train broke the speed embargo of 40-50 kmph inside forests. At the…

The Cult of the English Shirt

Walking down Sloane Street nearly 12 years ago as a student in London, Rajat Kapoor walked into a store called ‘Pink’ out of sheer curiosity. He always liked the colour. Back then, Indian brands were…

Headphone Parties

In a couple of hours, Janie O’Connor will be heading to Neptune Point to host yet another headphone party, and in the dancing crowd, she will look for signs. The number 444, which means angels are by…

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Big screen phones have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Their larger screens allow you to browse the web and read ebooks, but they are still small enough to be carried in a trouser…

The Danger of Being Famous

In 2000, after the movie Hey Ram was released, a rediff.com report read: ‘Incidents of violence, mostly by Congress workers (tearing posters of the film and damaging properties of cinemas screening…

The Danger of Being Famous

In 2000, after the movie Hey Ram was released, a rediff.com report read: ‘Incidents of violence, mostly by Congress workers (tearing posters of the film and damaging properties of cinemas screening…