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The Man Who Would Be Mahatma

’The relish with which Ramachandra Guha talks about history is infectious. In his two-volume biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—the first part of which, titled Gandhi Before India, was released…

LG G2

In the Android World, specs still matter a lot, and in case you are looking for a phone with the best specs, the LG G2 is here. The phone looks completely sealed, there is no replaceable battery, no…

550 Suitors for Five

After it advertised that five of its inmates were looking for grooms, the Nari Sanrakshan Gruha, a home for destitute women in Surat, received more than 550 CVs of suitors—an average of 110 suitors…

Pickle Addition

As one of the leaders of the opposition in Bihar, Rabri Devi has kept a low profile. For the upcoming elections, her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav was going to be the face of the party while also…

What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?

Colliding Continents: A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram & Tibet is the outcome of more than 30 years of research by Mike Searle, currently Professor of Earth Sciences at…

Small Things for Empathy

Readers of literary fiction may have a finer taste in books than those who consume mass-market fiction. But can these two different types of books have different influences on the reader? Can, for…

Or Not To Be?

In the race to put Hamlet on the screen—as many as three filmmakers have announced they are working on adaptations—we can safely announce the first casualty. Paan Singh Tomar director Tigmanshu…

Besharam

Besharam is not offensively in-your-face, and, in the present con•text, that’s good news. It’s about a car mechanic in Delhi who moonlights as a car thief. He likes the colour red and steals two cars…

On Top of the World

There is a minor dispute over it, but the first movie made by a Ladakhi is said to have been inspired by Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). The name of the man who made it is Tsetan Angchok. Other…

Paved with Good Intentions

Much like the Rahul versus Modi debate, the argument over Oscar contenders The Good Road and The Lunchbox is one that has exposed our lack of genuine choice. Those who have braved a journey on The…