Atiya Hussain

Malegaon Magic

When director Faiza Ahmad Khan set out to capture this town’s passion for film spoofs, things just fell into place: the funding, a slew of awards, a theatre release. Almost like the way Malegaon’s films get made—miraculously

08 July 2012
A Cut above Modern Medicine

A coin, a blade, and in the balance, life. How dais can teach modern medicine a thing or two

18 May 2011
The Story of a Kashmiri Footballer

Basharat Baba was selected to train in Brazil. It was only once his passport was rejected that he learnt his father was a former militant

10 March 2011
The Foreign Hand

As home births come into vogue, pregnant Indians get a helping hand from overseas women who know just how it is done

30 December 2010
Loo and Behold!

It’s official: the other WTO has pronounced India an open-air defecation superpower.

26 November 2010
The Dosa Man of New York

Seven years on, another visit to the city’s most famous streetside dosa stall reveals a Thirukumar Kandasamy who has retained everything that made him great, except the modesty

20 November 2010
Dharavi: In Search of Due Credit

India’s largest slum is built on the creative zeal of entrepreneurs who had no access to finance from banks. But things are changing now

07 October 2010


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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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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