Aastha Atray Banan

Art & Culture
The witch and the spirits she has known

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, who claims to be a witch, has written her third book. Supernatural beings, she maintains, are all around us

02 August 2013
Art & Culture
Crime or Punishment?

Sony TV’s Crime Patrol Dastak has a loyal following. But while some viewers find the show useful, others say it has made them paranoid

17 July 2013
Art & Culture
Chicks and Licks

Mumbai-based cover band The Other People pull consistently large crowds of all ages at their monthly live gigs

10 July 2013
The Cost of Looking Good

And the toll it takes on aspiring models and actors

03 July 2013
Sheer Laciness

Emergent India’s market for premium lingerie is buoyant, no doubt, but here is how it could boom

19 June 2013
Art & Culture
In Search of the Original Lovers

23 years after it released, a remake reopens the conversation about Aashiqui. What made a simple romance starring relative unknowns such a huge hit?

02 May 2013
Art & Culture
Not a Model Millionaire

Vikram Chatwal is worth half a billion dollars, has friends among the elite of India and the US, and has dated some of the world’s most beautiful women. Why does someone like him keep going into self-destruct mode?

24 April 2013
High Heel Mania

The arrival of Christian Louboutin is eagerly welcomed by a burgeoning tribe of Indian women who will go to any length for a good shoe

24 April 2013
Debjani and Darcy

Anuja Chauhan gives us the kind of romance we fantasise—without spelling out the sex

11 April 2013
Waiting Forever to Break Free

The agony of getting a divorce without mutual consent in India

20 March 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 the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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