Aanchal Bansal

Art & Culture
Women in Our Ads

It’s not just that Tanishq ad, a swarm of new promotional campaigns project women as strong, independent and in control of their worlds

02 February 2014
The Schoolgirl School of Fashion

Fashion blogs by teenagers in India have begun to resonate with readers, advertisers and fashionistas

09 December 2013
Sting Operators

Handheld by an NGO, they are out to expose doctors who aid sex selection

19 November 2013
Fashion Forecasters

Crystal ball gazers or enemies of diversity?

23 October 2013
The Online Life of Kids

…and what cybercrime experts have to say about it

01 August 2013
Art & Culture
The Scars of Your Love

The woes of those who want to erase from their bodies inky tributes to people they once vowed to love forever

17 July 2013
Real India
Bird Speed

The culture of pigeon-racing in Old Delhi is a remnant of a Mughal era practice

20 June 2013
The Fault, Dear Brutus, Lies in the Genes

Genetic testing for health risks holds plenty of promise in India, so long as enough people take to it

13 June 2013
Art & Culture
Cut in Two

She may be a magician, but PC Sorcar’s daughter Maneka Sorcar just cannot make gender discrimination disappear

05 June 2013
Orphans Before Birth

In a clumsy attempt to regulate India’s booming surrogacy market, the Government has put at risk the future of a large number of unborn babies in assisted reproduction clinics

02 May 2013


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


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