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The Other Khan

There is a subspecies of Homo sapiens that has hitherto gone unnoticed by scientists. Its male members walk with heavy arms and wide puffy chests, are hairless above the waist except for their heads…

After the Cinema of Disgust

If there is an Indian cinema celebrating the coming of an ominous nightfall, it should be the dark Tamil comedies that enthrall millions of viewers across this state. One does not know whether to…

The witch and the spirits she has known

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, India’s first ‘out’ witch, describes her first brush with the supernatural as one that didn’t make sense when it happened. “I would observe the visitors who came to my house…

Jairam Ramesh and the Radiation Threat

Dear Mr Jairam Ramesh, When one IITian meets another in any part of the world, the first moments are invariably silent tributes to the cult of logic that both once owed or still owe allegiance to.…

What Happens When a Village Gets Electricity

CHIBAUKHERA ~ His face is tense; shadows dance on it. He is perched on a ladder against one side of a brick wall. His eyes are glued to a television set on the other side, a few feet away, watching…

Not Quite Polio-free Enough

Two days ago, when I picked up the newspaper, I found myself in a time warp. It was still Sunday, still 8 am, but dark as midnight outside. It had rained nonstop for twenty-four hours. The lights had…

Corporate India’s Looming Debt Crisis

When the going gets tough, the tough get going… or go shopping. India’s big businesses, under financial stress on account of the economic slowdown, have been out shopping for loans to meet their…

A Measure of Green

After Mumbai’s tree-counting exercise last year, Delhi is expected to follow suit and begin its own tree census next week. The Delhi Parks and Garden Society has roped in five resident welfare…

Back from Buckingham

A boy from a Kolkata orphanage who became one of the Queen Mother’s royal footmen is now out of a job. Days after being thrust into the spotlight to announce the safe arrival of baby Prince George at…

The Politics of Mapping and Remapping India

MUMBAI ~ Now that the UPA has announced the formation of Telangana, tremors of the development are being felt not just in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, but also in one of the easternmost corners of India…