Chinki Sinha

The Half Man

Born with a female body, he underwent a mastectomy as part of his sex change. Now he struggles to gather the money for the surgery to complete the process

26 June 2013
Will the Real Irom Sharmila Stand Up?

The political activist’s poetry suggests that in many ways, she is now a victim of her own sacrifices

19 June 2013
True Life
Just Another Massacre

Sinam Ongbi Chandrajini lost two young sons and a sister when Assam Rifles personnel arbitrarily opened fire on civilians in Malom in 2000. It was the horror of this incident that led Irom Sharmila to begin her fast against AFSPA

15 May 2013
Case No. 1

Azad Khan was 12 years old when he was shot in Manipur, allegedly for being an insurgent. A Commission appointed by the Supreme Court has ruled this was one of six extra judicial killings

09 May 2013
The Child Soldiers of Manipur

Underage ‘insurgents’: tales of coercion and courage

02 May 2013
Real India
Silent Treatment

State governments are turning to vipassana to control stress among staff

21 April 2013
Art & Culture
I Am Both

For fashion designer Arjun Saluja, clothes are a way to transcend gender lines

20 April 2013
Stranger in the Mirror

How a woman trapped in a man’s body fought to find herself

05 April 2013
Lalu and Rabri

The marriage of two former chief ministers

14 March 2013
Last of the Hippies

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is a fringe community that claims to have no rules

08 March 2013


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.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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