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The Battle against Ageing

Cover Story

Early-stage research shows that lifestyle changes and certain chemicals can turn back cellular ageing, but the pill of youth is still many years away

Stories in this issue

The Battle against Ageing

A few weeks ago, a group of researchers including maverick American physician Dean Ornish and Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn published a study that caught a lot of eyeballs. In the study, which…

A Fire Rekindled

Over the last few years, it has seemed that Hansal Mehta had quietly retired as a doyen of Indian indie cinema, while his more vocal friend and colleague Anurag Kashyap took up the mantle full time.…

Lego Mindstorms EV 3

The thrill of toy robots that walk, talk, think and obey your commands To start with the basics, Mindstorms is a programmable robot construction kit. The kit includes motors, sensors, a programmable…

The Parsi Genealogy Project

It is a weekday and the sixth-floor office of On-lyne, an infotech company, is buzzing with activity. The sound of clackety keyboards and sight of paper-spewing printers fill the room. Employees sit…

New Rules of Marriage

Social media entrepreneur Irshad Daftari and his wife Neeti Babu were living continents apart and it was not going too well. They were constantly snapping over the phone, trying to control each other…

The Rest of the X-Tapes

It is possible to argue that everyone whom Niira Radia called from her phones was just stringing her along, the way an “innocent and gullible” television journalist and a “sweet-talking” columnist…

Of Animal Spirits and the Great Churn

Are animal spirits in India dying? By the consternation caused by an FIR-happy CBI pointing fingers at top industrialists and bureaucrats (in cases that await the due scrutiny of law), it would seem…

The Medak Manoeuvre

The Congress, for all you know, is still busy making cold political calculations on how to make the most of Andhra Pradesh’s break-up. Surely, the party must be tempted to gerrymander the electoral…

People Laughing at Themselves

After the unsurprising incident of a godman’s dream leading to the Archaeological Survey of India digging for gold under the Unnao Fort, The Indian Express came out with an editorial on 19 October…

The Human Ancestor Conundrum

According to a widely-held scientific view, modern humans had several species of ancestors. This view holds that about two million years ago, there were several hominids walking the Earth. These…