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Digital eternity

Cover Story

Some people don’t log out even after they shuffle out of this mortal coil. The ethics, business and eerie effects of the digital spectre

Stories in this issue

The burden of legacy

At the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) in downtown Bangalore where Thomas L Friedman’s bestseller The World is Flat begins, there are no signs of the ‘New World’ that the New York Times columnist…

The inheritance of ruins

When the news of Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit falling to terrorist outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) broke out, American President Barack Obama, the man who pulled out US soldiers from…

Westward Ho!

In his engagement with the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began with a courteous note. The presence of our neighbourhood leaders at the Inauguration was a measure of his international priority:…

The remains of the revolution

Anything seems possible in the fading splendour of this fantasy house. One might even believe that Zhou Enlai really did declare “It’s too early to say” when asked about the impact of the French…

Ordinary lives of famous others

Consider the strange predicament of the policemen investigating the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case. On 17 June, the Times of India quoted one of them as saying that there were five CCTV cameras on the…

Why can’t they just go?

The nudge from the Central Government to UPA-appointed governors to vacate their posts have come under sharp attack from the Congress with a few leaders even terming it “vendetta”. Those hitting out…

Pepe

Most football games which involve Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo end up with him becoming the talking point because, after all, he is regarded as the best player in the world. That was, however, not…

The face of fear

Forty Indians have been abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Mosul, a city that was captured by the terror group on 10 June 2014. What happens when victorious militants set about…

The coming of tea-commerce

You know e-commerce has jumped an orbit when it brings the neighbourhood tea stall under its ambit. Raman Misra was just another roadside tea vendor in the suburb of Bandra when he was approached to…

Northeast Central

Nagaland’s Tetseo Sisters are daintily pretty in their traditional chi pi khwu, the shawl of merit. We are sitting in an elegantly designed Naga-themed restaurant, Dzükou, relaunched in Hauz Khas…