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The Hero and the Prince

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Why Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi are not all that different

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Resisting the Brush Off

It takes a special kind of madness to fuel the passion of a person like Satish Naik. The artist, who was also a journalist, was angry with the treatment meted out to art by the Indian media. The…

Legal Landscape

In early 2012, Raghul Sudheesh—now founder-editor of the online law magazine LiveLaw, but at the time a writer with Bar&Bench—did an interview with Kesavananda Bharati, head of the Edaneer mutt…

How to Make a Movie in Rs 95,000

A few months ago, authorities at PVR Cinemas informed Kenny Basumatary that they would screen his indie Assamese production Local Kung Fu across the country, but he would have to redub the dialogue…

Out of the Dabba

The Nimrat Kaur who walks briskly into Pali Village Café in Bandra on a recent Wednesday evening is expectedly different from the Nimrat Kaur who sits anxiously at Koolar & Co Irani Restaurant in…

Emerging Readership

“Once upon a time there was a superman,” hesitantly begins Vishwas, a class seven student at Vadarahally government middle school in Hassan district. He then goes on for five minutes, slowly gaining…

Who Is Sundar Raman?

If you have not heard of Sundar Raman, it is not entirely because he wanted it that way. The IPL chief operating officer has close to 170,000 Twitter followers, and tweets regularly, except when…

The Case against Fast Track Courts

A day after the Saket fast track court’s judgment that awarded death sentences to the four who stood trial for last December’s gang-rape in Delhi, many of the prosecutors involved in the case are…

School Kids Or Weightlifters?

‘Save My Back’, an online petition to reduce the weight of children’s schoolbags, has already been signed by about 500 concerned parents. The petition, initiated by Delhi NGO Uday Foundation, can be…

Filth a No-No for Nene

A sharp American twang rang out in the air at Juhu Beach one recent morning. “Last year it wasn’t so bad,” said a man to a companion as he surveyed the filthy condition of the beach, which not very…

A Corner to Call Their Own

KOLKATA ~ Traffic standing still is a common sight in Kolkata during Durga puja, which starts on 9 October. But when a city sex workers’ organisation wanted to organise a puja, the local police…