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When a Juvenile Rapes

Cover Story

The science and logic behind the definition of a ‘juvenile’. And the consequences

Stories in this issue

When Bella Meets Heathcliff

A few weeks ago, I came across something online that was both disconcerting and hilarious. It was an extremely cheerful book cover and I would not have cared much for it, except that it belonged…

The MGR of Chepauk

The second day of the first Test match between India and Australia has concluded. An elevator stops on the second level of the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk. The metallic doors…

The Difficulty of Walking Away

I received many emails for my last column. It was touching to get the support of people who don’t even know my last name. It’s also disturbing that many women seem to have gone through a…

Thank You, Girls

Last month in Goa, my brutally honest brother looked at me dressed in a pretty floral dress and remarked, “You are fat… but you know how not to look it. You cover it up well.” At the time, I was…

Wrath of the Saffron Fringe

Naveen Soorinje, A 28-year- old journalist, was arrested on 7 November last year, three months after he filmed members of a rightwing Hindu group, the Hindu Jagran Vedike (HJV), beat up girls and…

Blood Money Philanthropy

According to him, there was nothing extraordinary about that night in January four years ago. He was asleep on a tattered mattress in a room that he shared with 15 other men when he heard the…

The Redemption of Dhoni

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed his double century against Australia in Chennai on Sunday, you would have gladly allowed him an extended celebration rightaway. But he did not do that. After…

India’s Missing Children

On 1 February, two-and-a-half-year-old Pintu Kharat went missing with his mother from their Chembur residence in Mumbai. Father Subhash and his neighbours launched a frantic search for them. On 6…

Land Grab in Ayodhya

The moment had almost come. His hands were inert, his eyes unable to see at all. His jaws seemed locked, his mouth and nostrils crushed under the suffocating weight of his assailant. A searing pain…

Ban Online Pornography

Iceland is set to become the first Western country to ban online pornography. The country is planning a step that other Western democracies are either too frightened or intellectually lazy to take.…