Chinki Sinha

Gold Fables

From dead kings who come riding at night to snakes that guard hidden treasure, all the myths come tumbling out in the village of Daundiya Kheda as the ASI looks for 1,000 tonnes of gold

01 November 2013
The Emotion in Fashion

Beyond the pretty photos, the hyper reality, the airbrushed perfection of fashion glossies

18 October 2013
Art & Culture
Love in Patna

Memories of a youthful encounter

16 September 2013
Art & Culture
The English Goddess Who Went Away

Three years ago, a temple was built here to the English Goddess. It was to be a medium of Dalit emancipation. But she disappeared as suddenly as she had come

13 September 2013
True Life
The One and Only

Will Patna’s first nightclub be able to survive? So wonders Chinki Sinha on a visit to Disc Man

08 September 2013
Living Among the Dead

The story of five orphans forced to stay in a graveyard after their parents died of AIDS

15 August 2013
Arts & Letters
City of Perpetual Wait

The generation that grew up in Patna’s years of anarchy understood the wisdom of waiting and it has remained with them

07 August 2013
What Happens When a Village Gets Electricity

Chibaukhera, a village 20 kilometres from Lucknow, finally got electricity for the first time in April this year, and all the television sets acquired in dowry started to come alive

02 August 2013
Rapid Action Grinder

An app that helps gay men find partners. Quickly

17 July 2013
On Destruction’s Trail

A 900 kilometre journey through death, pain, ruins, heroism and anger

28 June 2013


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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