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Last of the Hippies

Cover Story

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is a fringe community that claims to have no rules

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Seagate Wireless Plus

In its second avatar, the Seagate Wireless Plus HDD measures the same as its previous version, the Wireless GoFlex, but it has more storage, 1 TB of it, so you can save about 500 HD movies on it. You…

Telepathic Rodents

In what suggests the potential of linking multiple brains to allow sharing of motor and sensory information among groups of animals, scientists electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats. The…

Before Kai Po Che

Referring to the uncertainties of the business and its ability to surprise even veteran players, William Goldman, the Oscar- winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, had once…

The Attacks of 26/11

One cannot imagine any other country as vulnerable to terror as India making an explicit docu-drama like this for public viewing. The Attacks of 26/11 is a route map, not a movie. It tells you…

Zegna Zips In

Friday morning, the following conversation takes place in Marathi in the tree-lined courtyard of Mumbai’s Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Young security guard in khaki uniform to a youth in a blue shirt: “…

The Zen of Weightlifting

Weightlifting: brute hulking strength; the crude deployment of power; the triumph of sheer exertion over subtlety. Such are the common conceptions of one of the oldest forms of human activity.…

The Gypsy Chronicles

The first scientific connection between European gypsies and India is believed to have been made 350 years ago. In the early 1760s, a Hungarian theology student at University of Leiden named Vályi…

The Inadequacy of Indian Banks

Come April, and India’s banks will have to shore up their finances. They will have to comply with a set of global rules called Basel III norms that require all commercial banks to satisfy a new…

Digital Ramayana

This May, the great Indian epic Ramayana is going digital, thanks to the British Library. The library’s Mewar manuscript of the text was commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh I of Mewar in 1649 and…