Aastha Atray Banan

Confessions of a wedding industry professional

“Weight issues aside, people don’t even want a girl with an uneven skin tone or bad hair. They want Barbie lookalikes”

23 December 2011
Out for a Duck

At Rs 8,500, the Peking Duck is the most expensive dish on the menu of Hakkasan, a restaurant that has many of Mumbai’s swish set as patrons. But let’s just say it’s an acquired taste

23 December 2011
Dancing with Tufts

When you get a Rs 5,000 haircut from Alessandro Calvio, you have something of a ballet happening on your head

23 December 2011
The Pain and Pleasure of Playing an Older Woman

Meera Syal on why The Kumars at No 42 closed acting options for her in India

22 December 2011
Living with Claustrophobia

It’s not ‘all in the mind’ when you choose to climb 20 floors instead of taking the elevator

17 December 2011
Real India
Classes for Witches

It’s actually happening in Mumbai, but rationalists dismiss it as religious bunkum

05 December 2011
Conrad Murray

The doctor is on ‘suicide watch’ at LA County Jail as he has said he wants to kill himself

05 December 2011
Gurus in Pinstripes

Some will ask you to walk on fire. Most tell you things you already know. And yet, curiously, ‘life coaches’ have so many takers in India these days. What’s going on?

01 December 2011
Cost of Jailing Kasab

Reportedly, almost Rs 48.75 crore has been spent on looking after Kasab

27 November 2011
Art & Culture
‘I really don’t know why things happened in this story’

If you are confused about Rockstar’s plot, then Imtiaz Ali is the wrong man to ask

24 November 2011


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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