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The Sex Lives of Godmen

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Of spiritual healers, hypnosis artists and sexual exploiters

Stories in this issue

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

It’s a sensual experience holding the Galaxy Note 3. It has a soft textured back cover that feels like leather, with a delicate serration pattern stitch reminding you of the classic notebooks and…

Mate Manipulation

A girl brings her boyfriend home but her parents are aghast at her choice. They think she can do much better. Contrary to what most believe, a new study claims that this reaction has nothing to do…

Give Miley Cyrus a Break

When I first saw Miley Cyrus dancing at the Video Music Awards (VMA) 2013, I was fascinated by what I saw. Never before had I seen a pop star trying so desperately to look sexy but ending up looking…

The Battle Plans of Feisty Parents

Images and idols of Jesus, Mary, Zarathustra and the Laughing Buddha watch over dentist Kamal D’Mello from a shelf in her cabin in Khar, Mumbai. Kamal is having evening tea with her friend Prafulla…

Happiness as a National Goal

In the last few years, Bhutan has generated a great deal of interest. In 2006, the Fourth King of Bhutan, while still in his fifties, abdicated in favour of his son, and both helped put in place the…

Slightly More than the Real Deal

Twenty people are in queue on the first floor of a building at the far end of an industrial estate in Mumbai. It is a dance studio, with large mirrors on one side and framed pictures of the…

Misogyny, Rape and Medicine

What is it we talk about when we talk about rape? Perhaps, now is the time for each of us to ask ourselves this question. A national opera of dread unfolded following 16 December 2012. Fear,…

Too Much Life

It is the privilege of a writer of repute to always be taken seriously, to be read with earnest consideration. So it is with Jhumpa Lahiri, described, rather melodramatically, in a Financial Times…

Most Wanted Rajput

It’s taken Sushant Singh Rajput all of two films to emerge as the ‘most wanted’ newcomer in Bollywood. Not even a year since his debut in Kai Po Che, and only weeks since the release and success of…

A Life Aromatic

All that seems missing when Sunalini Menon begins her story is some classical Carnatic music in the background—if real life came with soundtracks. Some raga and thala would fit in perfectly with her…