Ageing couples with IVF babies are the toast of their villages. But the joy has not always lasted
Pablo Picasso’s politically motivated paintings are all collected in one place for the first time. A rare opportunity
Hindu tradition has long resisted the presence of women at funerals. But in a village near Allahabad, female professionals conduct the last rites.
Indian publishers are in overdrive, churning out books that offer marginal profits. But in the process, have they become glorified printers?
A young team of four law students across three continents is helping shape important legislation as they make their way through Indian Parliament.
It seems like any other little town, until practitioners of wizardry and sorcery start turning up in their benevolent avatar as magic healers.
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.
A handful of master chefs are transforming spicy, greasy curries into gourmet pre-plated masterpieces by using exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques.
Esther Browne took up her father’s profession, and became India’s only female undertaker. Here’s how she goes about her job.
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.
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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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