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Pilgrim’s Progress

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Faith politics and Narendra Modi

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An Unlikely Threesome

It’s hard to imagine what Nawazuddin Siddiqui could possibly be doing in a Salman Khan film, but the Gangs of Wasseypur star is in fact currently shooting with the muscled action star for producer…

Bewakoofiyaan

This is an affable romantic comedy with three characters who could easily win popularity contests. The boy would win ‘Mr Congeniality’, the girl ‘Ms Agreeable’ and the girl’s father, with a bit of…

HP Slate 6 Voice Tab

HP has had several attempts at making phones earlier, with its iPaqs which were my favourite, to its acquisition of Palm later, but with its third major attempt in the phone market, HP seems to have…

Open Mouth Contagion

There are two kinds of yawns. The first, a spontaneous yawn, occurs when someone is bored or exhausted. The second, a contagious yawn, does not begin until early childhood, and occurs only among…

The Great Indian Sunny Fantasy

With the release of Ragini MMS 2 on 22 March, Sunny Leone continues her Bollywood career, but her porn also has a wide audience in India. Since her appearance on Bigg Boss in 2010, where a majority…

A Fort Full of Folk

So you’re in Jodhpur in a pair of juttis, standing in a rickety old elevator surrounded by minor royalty and celebrity in silk and pearls, ascending to a pigeon-infested, cannon- studded terrace at…

Other Lives, Other Interests

People—the very few who did— walked into Dedh Ishqiya thinking it’s a Madhuri Dixit movie. But they walked out convinced it’s a Vijay Raaz movie. In the film, Raaz is a wolf in sheep’s clothing—an…

How to Frame the Taliban

He calls himself a post-Vietnam person. Anti-war sentiment was running high in America with protests across university campuses. The media, he thought, was biased. Robert Nicklesberg was a teenager…

It’s the Size, Stupid!

At the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week, the one noticeable thing was how ‘normal’ sized models were, with broad shoulders and hips, ample bosoms and slightly curved waists. Model Alisia Raut,…