Avantika Bhuyan

Test Tube Tales from Far Afield

Ageing couples with IVF babies are the toast of their villages. But the joy has not always lasted

20 October 2010
Art & Culture
War Influences

Pablo Picasso’s politically motivated paintings are all collected in one place for the first time. A rare opportunity

15 October 2010
Art & Culture
The Lady Cremators

Hindu tradition has long resisted the presence of women at funerals. But in a village near Allahabad, female professionals conduct the last rites.

23 September 2010
Come One, Come All

Indian publishers are in overdrive, churning out books that offer marginal profits. But in the process, have they become glorified printers?

17 September 2010
Tender Loving Counsel

A young team of four law students across three continents is helping shape important legislation as they make their way through Indian Parliament.

16 September 2010
Art & Culture
The Tantrik Town

It seems like any other little town, until practitioners of wizardry and sorcery start turning up in their benevolent avatar as magic healers.

20 August 2010
Magnificent Gogoi and His Flying Car

Kanak Gogoi is a serial inventor who won a national award for a pedal-free cycle. But the real jaw-droppers are his airborne vehicles.

12 August 2010
Desi Cuisine Becomes Gentleman

A handful of master chefs are transforming spicy, greasy curries into gourmet pre-plated masterpieces by using exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques.

07 August 2010
Six Feet Under

Esther Browne took up her father’s profession, and became India’s only female undertaker. Here’s how she goes about her job.

30 July 2010
Roses were Red

While Delhi sleeps, they take over small parts of the city. They are not criminals, they are flower sellers. And the government is banishing the latter from the city.

28 July 2010


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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