Aastha Atray Banan

Art & Culture
The Greedy Actress

What sets her apart, says Vidya Balan, is her need to grab roles that demand what few others can deliver

17 July 2014
The age of the Sari Bikini

It could say a lot about what Indian women think is their best asset

12 June 2014
Art & Culture
Play it Again, MTV

The music channel returns to glory with the launch of MTV Indies

17 April 2014
Art & Culture
It’s the Size, Stupid!

Why Indian models don’t walk on international ramps

24 March 2014
The Mind of Imtiaz Ali

Revelations on his art and craft after two days of trailing the filmmaker

06 March 2014
Art & Culture
Conscience Keepers

Behind India’s most-talked-about talk show

27 February 2014
The Marathoner

Vikram Chandra finds solitude annoying when he writes, but admits to not being a collaborative enough person to work on movies. He writes 400 words every day, adamant that writing is about a steady pace, not a stroke of inspiration

10 February 2014
The Cult of Zara

How a Spanish high-street brand changed the way affluent Indians shop—and dress

01 February 2014
Art & Culture
The Discovery of Dubstep

Bangalore plays host to India’s first festival of this variation of electronic music, and surprisingly, as many as 2,000 people turn up

13 January 2014
The Barefoot Running High

Milind Soman and the spiritualism of running

26 December 2013


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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