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Modi’s Real Challenger

Cover Story

It is LK Advani—as circumstances conspire to give him yet another shot at India’s prime ministership

Stories in this issue

Complexity by Subtraction

For a long period, some scientists have been sceptical of the process of natural selection, saying that certain biological structures are far too complex to be a result of it. Examples of such…

Waiting for Deliverance

I am sitting in my room in Sheetal Working Women’s Hostel at Rohtak, Haryana, going through my images taken the night before on the camera display. I hear a knock. A girl I have met only in passing…

What Chefs Make of Food Reviews

Early in January 2011, within weeks of the launch of the fine-dining restaurant, The Table, in Mumbai, a review of the restaurant appeared in a Hindustan Times supplement. The reviewer wasn’t…

Too Small to Fail

Staring wistfully at the swiftly receding view of the motley clutch of buildings that made up the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sellout Dreamer’s heart sank as the black cab…

Don’t Miss the Woods

A startup in Bangalore is planting miniature forests in cities. And that too, on patches of land that lawns or landscaped gardens would otherwise have occupied. Founded two years ago by…

Nikon D7100

The moment you take it out of the box, you will feel as if you are holding a Nikon D600, but on close scrutiny you will notice there is a Scene Mode on its dial, dual microphones next to its…

The Emotional Brahmastra

Last week, I met the guy who makes my life complete. Every self-respecting girl who has grown up in a big city has one of these: the gay best friend. I met mine when I was 16. We’re relics from…

New Beginnings with Old Friends

Harman Baweja (remember him?), who hasn’t had a release since 2009’s colossal dud What’s Your Raashee?, was spotted partying in Vancouver recently during a Bollywood awards ceremony. The actor,…

Nautanki Saala!

This movie unravels in a curious manner—like a student doing excellent work during day school but completely neglecting to do his home-work for the morrow. By the time of its interval, the film…

If all that Glitters Is Suddenly Sold

Will gold recover? Or should one blow torch that old vault and sell anything that glitters while there’s still time? The metal has tanked in a global ‘market panic’, its price dropping faster than…