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Orphans Before Birth

Cover Story

The future of a large number of unborn babies is at risk

Stories in this issue

The Games We Play

My father is a heart patient. So while most children spent their childhoods splashing in pools and playing tag on vacations, I spent them huddled over the chess table with Dad. Under his tutelage, I…

In Search of the Original Lovers

Actor Rahul Roy clearly remembers the day the original Aashiqui released. It was 23 years ago. The date was 23 July 1990. Roy remembers going to producer Mukesh Bhatt’s house, and being driven with…

The First Movie

I was at the home of my friend, the actor Atul Kulkarni, when I came across a biography of Dadasaheb Phalke. It was written by Bapu Watve in Marathi. I started flipping through the pages. It was a…

The Place to Fix Dog Cancer

When Dr Rajiv Sarin lifts a CT scan to consider it against the light, all other heads in the room appear to imitate his. One after the other, as if to a synchronised beat, lab technicians and doctors…

The T20 Maharaja

Saturday, 27 April. The Mumbai Indians are playing the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium. Mumbai bat first. Chris Gayle is the lone slip. But it could very well be a satiated boa…

India’s Jumpy Jingoists

For some, India’s relations with China remain frozen in defeat. All the water that has flown down the Yarlung Zangbo-Brahmaputra river system since 1962 hasn’t levelled the jagged edge of loss that…

The Child Soldiers of Manipur

IMPHAL ~ 1. ‘They said nothing last forever. / We are here only today / Love is now an ever / Bring me far away ’ Sanakalbi Khaidem, who went missing on 10 March with Alice Kamei, wrote those…

Orphans Before Birth

After scanning the list of patients ‘in-the-waiting’ on her laptop, Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour takes a deep breath. “I have so many embryos frozen in my lab and I can’t move an inch ahead thanks to…

Wrung and Hung Out to Dry

Prabhash Roy is 52 years old. He lives “a simple life” in the bylanes of a South Kolkata neighbourhood with his wife and teenage daughter. On 17 April, two days after he had celebrated the Bengali…

Angry Bird Sharma

Rohit Sharma is clearly enjoying the captaincy of Mumbai Indians. In the past, indiscipline and arrogance impeded the growth of the talented batsman. But he seems to have achieved some control over…