The ghost in uniform ~ by Hartosh Singh Bal • Stranger in the mirror ~ by Chinki Sinha • Finding my memory ~ by Charles Assisi • A father’s decision ~ by Aanchal Bansal • The day after Chernobyl ~ by Samantha de Bendern • To capture a brothels heart ~ by Ritesh Uttamchandani • Death on a train ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai • On a wing and a wafer ~ by Boria Majumdar • When Nana Patekar came visiting ~ by Akshay Sawai • I sing the body electric ~ by Indrajit Hazra • The conductor on route 10A ~ by Anil Budur Lulla
Perpetrators prefer using a poisonous delicacy when they want to get away with murder. Food offers a very convenient way of avoiding detection. Despite all his precautions, rumour has it that even the Roman Emperor Augustus could not escape being slowly poisoned to death by his wife
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?
Indian pilots spared Pakistani civilians in the 1965 war that started after a wily Zulfikar Ali Bhutto instigated General Ayub Khan to send soldiers to create trouble in Kashmir. Fifty years later, the author revisits the war for lessons learnt and tales of bravery