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My Care, My Way

Cover Story

The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, currently pending in Parliament, puts the patient in charge of his future care. Is that wise?

Stories in this issue

That Girl in the Well of Death

The action usually starts in the evening. Around 5 pm, Pooja retires to the tent to put on make-up—to line her eyes with kaajal and apply a coat of bright pink lip-gloss to go with her pink-rimmed…

A Soft Porn Star’s Life

To understand how popular Shakeela is down South, you have to read the three-year- old autobiography of Surayya Bhanu. Bhanu, a Chennai-born Commerce graduate, had developed a passion for cinema…

School for Politicians

In a tube-lit classroom filled to burst- ing point with about 66 adults across age groups, Mukul Asher, professor of public policy at National University of Singapore is explaining the idea of hidden…

A Burning Question

When Dinshaw Tamboly was about eight years old, he attended a Parsi funeral for the first time. His grandfather had passed away and his body was taken to Doongerwadi, Mumbai’s Towers of Silence, as…

The Mindboggling Tax Cut

Only death is certain; taxes can still be eliminated. This is the subject of an interesting debate that India has been witnessing, of late, ever since some leaders of the BJP mooted the idea of…

Restless Pawar

Sharad Pawar’s facial expressions are not easy to read, especially not since a surgery for mouth cancer left his jaw contorted. But what he has on his mind has always been a subject of conjecture.…

The Mumbai Police Flounder in this Murder Probe

Esther Anuhya, 23, was one of several migrants belonging to Mumbai’s flourishing white-collar economy. A worker bee at a leading consultancy firm, Esther went missing after alighting at Kurla…

India’s Gas Economy Gets Hazier Still

Energy India’s government has tweaked its gas allocation policy to reduce prices for consumers who use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for vehicles and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to fire kitchen…