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Table of Contents

27 Aug-02 Sep, 2013 | Vol 05 | Issue 34
The path has been cleared for a single private entity to access India’s entire tax data
Believe it or not, it has been turned over to a private firm
SEE SMALL WORLD

If Manish Tewari wants licences for journalists, then why not for politicians?

Village Defence Committees have played an important role in containing militancy in the Jammu region

Narendra Dabholkar’s assassination leaves a legislative battle unfinished with no one to take it up

A Kashmiri filmmaker visits his homelessness through the story of a schizophrenic refugee

Life on the border between India and Nepal, revolves around illegally—and creatively—moving goods between the two countries

In the rains, young fishermen who live around this Mumbai beach go out to sea in search of lost jewellery and coins

The motivations of common people who run distances that most others can’t even walk

iTunes is selling music in India at very affordable prices. But can the Indian listener be persuaded to pay?

The challenge of moving a 2,500 kg rhinoceros across 1,400 km for a mate

Under the new Companies Act, shareholders can haul errant companies to court in India

Experiments in the kitchen while reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked

Prospective grooms say the darndest things. Nandini Krishnan gathers stories of hilarious adventures of women in the bizarre world of marriage arrangement

Sunny Days on Television • Mix and Match • Another Sort of High

Books

More than three decades after it was written, Penguin publishes the ‘thinking woman’s Fifty Shades’. But it fails to live up to its reputation

Science

It is essentially an increase in electrical activity in the brain once the heart stops

Gadgets

One of the world’s lightest ultrabooks, it weighs just over a kilogram

Cinema

The sequel has lost the charm of the original film