Haima Deshpande

Real India
Graveyard Cafe

Patrons of Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad have to keep their feet off the 18 graves in it

23 July 2009
Real India
Your Eyes are Like…

In Pune, a naturopath is promoting the dying art of writing love letters by hand

16 July 2009
Real India
A Curious Village

Do you sometimes feel like riding a buffalo, milking a cow or pelting stones at mangoes?

02 July 2009
‘Advani has lost the moral stature to lead the BJP’

MG Vaidya on what ails Advani, Modi and the BJP at large. Also, his set of remedies

26 June 2009
Revenge of the Sangh

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue MG Vaidya has some words of elderly advice for the muddled BJP

19 June 2009
Vanity Fare

The rise of Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena signals the decline of his uncle’s Shiv Sena

18 June 2009
Real India
Ass You Like It

Abused and ailing donkeys have found a home in interior Maharashtra. Raising funds for a donkey sanctuary, though, is a problem

16 June 2009
Confessions of a Commercial Pilot

Piloting an aircraft is probably one of the most powerful jobs because anyone who is someone and travels by air is forced to trust the commander

12 June 2009
Confessions of an Encounter Specialist

My wife has never been comfortable with my encounters. Every time there was one, she would go to the temple and pray for forgiveness

11 June 2009
“I Want to Enter Politics, but Saheb Tells Me to Wait”

One of the most newsworthy political bahus, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s daughter-in-law, Smita Thackeray, gets candid

09 June 2009


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. 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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