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Is There a Plan?

Cover Story

India’s economy is in crisis and there exist ways to address it.

Stories in this issue

Wretched New IITs

At an all-India rank of No 888 in the ‘reserved’ category of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Rahul Verma found it impossible to get Electrical…

Who is Sonali Khan?

I’ve turned one! ‘Between The Sheets’ started off as a column about what being a sex columnist means—the stereotypes, the lunatics, personal eccentricities and the love-hate relationship we have with…

Six Degrees of Self Awareness

At what stage does it make sense for an entrepreneurial venture to go for professional leadership? Last fortnight, the Rs 1,948-crore Hexaware Technologies, a mid-sized Indian infotech company,…

Manufacturing Hope

The point at which a novel set in India resorts to the descriptive crutch of spices is usually the point at which I begin sliding into a familiar despair. In Lavanya Sankaran’s The Hope Factory, that…

Tall Tales

Over the years, the diet, health and ecosystem of humans have undergone rapid changes. But have these alterations had a corresponding effect on human physical characteristics like height? According…

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

One of the largest smartphones in India, it has an amazing display When I first heard of the Xperia Z Ultra’s specifications, I felt that a 6.4-inch screen would be too big to carry, but everything…

Satyagraha

This is a movie in very poor taste. Fortunately, most people in India have a more evolved understanding of satyagraha than does director Prakash Jha. He just throws a spanner into the works—…

Not as Brave as His Film

Sushant Singh Rajput, who stars in Shuddh Desi Romance, was reportedly miffed at mediapersons earlier this week when they quizzed him about his relationship with girlfriend (and television actress)…

Hi-Tech Heartlessness

In a bad relationship and too chicken to call it quits? This one is for you. Breakup Text, an app now available on iOS, is for the truly heartless. No more painful phone calls and humiliating emails…

Excursion Dress Code

In discussions over women’s safety in Indian cities, it is not just foreign female tourists who are asked to adhere to arbitrary guidelines when out and about in India. Delhi University has issued a…