Drashti Thakkar

True Life
Ladies’ Special

Inside the ladies’ compartment of the Mumbai local is a world that is both strange and familiar, compassionate and vicious; where lives are saved by generous hands. Yet a girl who has fallen down could be trampled for blocking the entrance.

26 February 2014
Art & Culture
A Violent Music

From drinking goat blood to worshipping Satan, the story of Indian metal bands and how they have mellowed in recent times

17 January 2014
Rendezvous with a Character

Purandar Vitthal, the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bombay Talkies, is based on Ashok Karangutkar, a common man with an uncommon touch

26 June 2013
Real India
And the Winner Is... Spaghetti!

It’s official, Italian is India’s favourite food

03 June 2013


Mehr Tarar

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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. Views are personal

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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