Jaideep Mazumdar

Real India
Lage Raho Subodhbhai

Aspiring doctor Subodh Biswas sold pens in Kolkata till he got a scholarship to a medical college.

02 September 2010
In Mizoram, the Omen

Seven thousand fanatical Christians have boycotted the census because they believe Nilekani’s unique identification project is Satan’s plan to rule the world.

27 August 2010
Real India
A Complicated Lust Story

A circus in Burdwan is desperate to keep a female elephant from hearing its wild former lover’s calls.

26 August 2010
Art & Culture
Picture the Book

A catalogue of books or an art catalogue? It’s all the same when it comes to the one created by Seagull Books.

08 August 2010
Unearthing a Gory History

In 1857, the Raj erased a town of 5,000 people, in a bloody massacre, to punish them for killing six British officers.

07 August 2010
Cuisines by the Sidewalks

When you have around 145,000 street vendors serving over 230 varieties of dishes—tasty, hygienic and dirt cheap—to nearly 10 million customers daily, it is a phenomenon by itself.

30 July 2010
Real India
The Alms Trade

At Burdwan, beggars make so much money that they are lending it out at low interest rates.

29 July 2010
Operation Red Hunt

The despondent Left in West Bengal may be in for some real trouble real soon. The Congress and Trinamool are working towards an alliance to oust them from power in the state.

01 July 2010
Real India
The Last Tusker

Chongkham’s last elephant’s tusks were stolen recently, plunging the village into mourning.

28 June 2010
Children of the Revolution

Some of them haven’t even attained puberty. But Maoists think nothing of brainwashing them to their cause and thrusting guns in their unsuspecting hands, using them to fight armed forces, lay land mines and inform on their kith and kin. This is the story of thousands of lost childhoods.

24 June 2010


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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