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Sex and Consent

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The Absurdity of Honesty

It’s December—that time of the year when Facebook newsfeeds turn into Sooraj Barjatya sagas on steroids. First, there are all those people getting married. Needless to say, each fitting for each…

The Cat Lady

Photographer Nikita Sawant, 26, is always astonished at her cat Ginger’s ability to sense when she is sick. If she has a stomach ache, the tomcat sits by her stomach and purrs; if her head aches, he…

Bound Free

She lay on a bed of stones. Ants bit her skin, but she stayed still, not even scratching herself. She was forbidden to. He had told her to not move until a butterfly alighted on her body. It must…

The Schoolgirl School of Fashion

Earlier this March, when it came to choosing between attending designer Manish Malhotra’s grand finale at Delhi’s fashion week and studying for her final exam scheduled the next day, Anupriya Dutta…

The Cop Who Was Also a Crusader

N Dilip Kumar was the first Indian police officer to use a spy camera to nab corrupt government functionaries. In 2007, he was assigned to a position that conventional wisdom considers a punishment…

Return of the Son

It was 4 October 2013 and Ganesh Dhangde was feeling more than a little nervous. He would end every other sentence with ‘na?’ Lean and boyish looking, the 25-year-old anti-terror commando with the…

Church versus Nature

At Arakkulam village in Idukki district, farmers have laid siege to the Moolamattom Power House Project. Three hundred people have been blocked off by barricades set up 1.5 km away from the…

Peace Prospects and Energy Security

Now that the US and Iran have finally shaken hands, what does it mean for India? On 24 November, the two struck an interim deal by which the West would lift some of its stiff sanctions on Iran in…

Billy Singh Yadav

Taking a cue from the NaMo rap that hit the internet in October, the Samajwadi Party seems to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for youth votes in its 2014 electoral campaign. Uttar Pradesh…

The President and the Birds of Play

A few days ago, Twitter gained a new entrant. With a mug shot of himself superimposed on a photograph of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, along with the tag of ‘official account’, India’s President, Shri…