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Cyber Bullies

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The new adolescent terror and how to stop it

Stories in this issue

Movie Review: Te3n

KOREANS LOVE detective thrillers, but then so do Bengalis. This is an official remake of a Korean film, Montage. It is set in Kolkata and has all the ambience of the city expected of a kidnapping and…

Mathura Violence: Bose Speakers

SUBHASH CHANDRA SHARMA, a horticultural inspector in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, can’t forget the date, 15 March 2016. “We were badly beaten up by the goons of Ram Briksh Yadav, the alleged leader of the…

Cyber Bullies

Sharanya was a happy-go-lucky, cheerful girl until she read a few WhatsApp messages on her best friend’s phone. In between misspelt text and plenty of emoticons, there were some “disgusting things”…

Cryo-Nirvana with Don DeLillo

THE CULT OF Don DeLillo is built on ideas wrapped in the most stylised sentences of American fiction. Take these stray epigrammatic insights by the Stenmarks, two philosopher-promoters of the death-…

Udta India

WHILE ONE SHOULD appreciate Anurag Kashyap’s sentiments when he speaks it being akin to being in North Korea when dealing with the censors , alas it can be no more than poetic licence on the wings of…

Parashar Kulkarni: Spin Doctor

PARASHAR KULKARNI apologises for the frequent interruptions. He must put the phone on hold as he accepts the steady stream of congratulations. He is at Calabash, a biennial event in Jamaica known as…

The Limits of Good Behaviour

“Veda, Smriti, sadacharah, Atmanstushtireva cha, Etachchaturvidhah prahus-Sakshaddharmasya Lakshanam. The definition of religion is four-fold; Veda, Smriti, Sadacharah (good conduct) and Atmatushti (…

An Apple a Day Keeps the Teacher Away

FIVE YEARS AGO when Anubhav Sharma, 21, was studying at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Janakpuri, Delhi, the most exciting thing he remembers learning about was the lifecycle of a mosquito. But things are…

False Starts and Second Guesses

ON 22 MARCH, Saiyad Faraz Ashraf took the Delhi Metro as usual from Malviya Nagar to his office in Gurgaon. He was worried, but apparently not enough. He had got married just two months earlier—his…