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The Perfect Mystery

Cover Story

A case that challenged the Indian criminal justice system

Stories in this issue

The Ground beneath Your Feet

RANN OF KUTCH The largest salt marsh in the world is a geographical wonder, turning marshy during the monsoon and then back to original white for the winter. A visit can be tricky because there are…

40 Days

The changing play of the seasons enhances the already indisputable beauty of Kashmir Valley. The 40 day period called Chilai Kalan, beginning this month, is considered the harshest phase of winter.…

No Sensation to Compare With This

It was the start of a whirlwind romance like no other. I felt it all—the butterflies of anticipation, the headiness of new discoveries, and the excitement of being, quite literally, swept off my feet…

Down the Raging River

I come from a family of mountaineers. My father, Colonel Narendra Kumar, led numerous expeditions to scale mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Nanda Devi and the Siachen Glacier. He also served as…

Mount Everest by Air

On a cold November morning, a little after 5 am, I find myself sitting in a damp and dingy room, guarded by men in military fatigues. I am at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan…

Spiritual Surf’s Up

Shyam, my surfing instructor, was eight when he first visited the Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Ashram, located 15 km from Mysore where he resided. His uncle was part of the Ashram and he went to see his…

Looking for a Lucky Break

As if it isn’t bad enough they’re making a sequel to 2007’s goofy blockbuster Welcome, its makers seem determined to add respected ‘actors’ to the new project. While John Abraham replaces Akshay…

Google Nexus 5

I was not a big fan of the Google Nexus 4 when it came out, but the new Nexus 5 impressive. Its large 5-inch full HD IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 is stunning, it runs the latest version of Android…

How Modern Is Cancer?

Is it possible that modern diseases such as AIDS and cancer may not be new after all? That they may have originated thousands of years ago from an ancestor we shared with other human sub-species like…

Misadventurers in the Museum

The ongoing show at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, located, interestingly, in a South Delhi mall, is a tripartite mega-exhibition of the work of several accomplished women artists from India. The…