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Playing at War

Cover Story

The war Nixon nearly started against India

Stories in this issue

Saying No to St Stephen’s

In April 1984, at the age of 17, I finished my requisite 12 years of schooling by passing my ‘board exams’. Shortly thereafter, I began the familiar grind of applying for admission to Delhi…

Wandering Thoughts

For the past few weeks, I’ve been in a city I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to visit. I’ve had more than half a dozen boyfriends from here. It belongs to the country some of my favourite writers…

Sony RX 100 II

Point-and-shoot cameras are a dying category, but last year Sony launched the RX100 and changed all that; I even went ahead and called it the best point-and-shoot camera that one could buy. So, when…

The Great Diaspora

It has so far been believed that early modern humans migrated from Africa to Europe via the Middle East, travelling along the Mediterranean rim or along the River Danube. These early modern humans…

The Heir Is on Air

If veteran comic Johny Lever had his way, he would have kept both his children, daughter Jamie Janumala, 25, and son Jesse Janumala, 23, at arm’s length from the vagaries of the entertainment…

Collateral Damage

In 2002, a team at the Hyderabad-based International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), a nongovernmental organisation working to boost agriculture in the globe’s dry regions,…

An Afghan Moment

‘We’ve finally stopped partying,’ reported a tired-yet-happy friend from Kabul four days after Afghanistan defeated India in the final of the South Asia Football Federation tournament that took place…

No Questions Please

In JM Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus, a central character, Simon, responds to a piece of well-meant advice by asking, ‘Is that the end of the sermon?’ A question that you, the reader, will also…

In Salman They Trust

One Fukrey star, Ali Fazal, landed a role in the seventh Fast & Furious film, while another, Pulkit Samrat, was reportedly dropped from Sudhir Mishra’s Pehle Aap Janab (earlier titled Mehrunissa…

‘B’ for Baba

Baba Ramdev will soon embark on a ten-day trip to the UK and US where, among other things, he will attend a Chicago celebration for the 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s birth. He is upbeat…