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Chris Gayle, KXIP | Virat Kohli, RCB | Suresh Raina, CSK | Rohit Sharma, MI | AB de Villiers, RCB | MS Dhoni, CSK | Sunil Narine, KKR | Dwayne Bravo, CSK | Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SRH | Amit Mishra, DD | Sandeep Sharma, SRH

Stories in this issue

Blackmail Movie Review

‘Blackmail’ doesn’t really have a script; it has a story idea that is circulated with the help of an inventory of repetitive gags. It tells of a hard working man who comes home one night and finds…

Woven in Time

WHEN YOU ENTER the Visual Arts’ Gallery, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, it seems as if you have stepped into the pages of designer Ritu Kumar’s diary. Notes, scribbles and personal accounts…

Dream XI: Players to Watch in IPL 2018

FOR the first 130 years of its existence, cricket, as a sport, did not lend itself well to the concept of Dream Teams. Essentially a year-round competition between countries (unlike football, whose…

Self-Injectable Contraceptives: A Liberating Shot

IN A RED sari and orange blouse on her four-foot frame, she looks like a child in a fancy dress competition. Her bangles jangle as she lifts her hennaed hands to take an injection. “My 12-year-old…

The Rise and Fall of Salman Khan

TO A LARGE number of those who saw the acquittal of Salman Khan in the case where his car ran over pavement dwellers in Mumbai, his five-year jail sentence for the poaching of two blackbucks in…

Freedom First

FREEDOM OF PRESS is a vital freedom. In India, it is also a prickly subject with a history of efforts by governments to tame it. But it is the nature of its robust democracy that any attempt—real or…

Dalit Lives Matter

NATIONWIDE DALIT PROTESTS on April 2nd over the Supreme Court ‘diluting’ the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act caught the Centre off guard, prompting senior leaders in the Government to rush to the…

Faking It

IT’S THE NEW four-letter word that threatens the last remains of political sanctity. It corrupts the minds of the gullible public and the best intentions of the virtuous leader. It creates an…

Cricket: The Nationalist Game

I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT that cricket is really, in the sociologist Ashis Nandy’s phrase, an Indian game accidentally discovered by the British. Everything about the sport seems suited to the Indian…

The Toyota-Suzuki Tango

FOR MUCH OF the world, a word for the inner whorl of a flower has come to convey a boxy contraption of metal on wheels. This is bizarre. But as the marketer of the planet’s most popular sedan ever,…