KA Shaji

Real India
The Man Who Saved a Potter’s Village

How KB Jinan changed the fortune of Aruvacode in Kerala, where poverty had once turned women to sex work

17 December 2009
Real India
Garden of Words

On his 2.5 acre plot of land, a Kerala jewellery shop owner has planted trees featured in the classics of literature

10 December 2009
Where Did Dr No-No Go?

Ambumani Ramadoss shook up TV screens and then vanished. Here’s a look at a politician and a party that miscalculated their future badly.

02 December 2009
The Widow of a Bachelor

The heartbreaking story of a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy who fell in love while crossing a mighty river, the war between their parents, and a truce that came too late, as always.

25 November 2009
The Taming of the Bull

They risk their life for honour—and rewards—at the Jallikattu. Here is what drives them to reach for that bull.

05 November 2009
Real India
Harmony Blooms Here

A Muslim village in Malappuram district supplies lotuses to all the major Hindu temples of Kerala

05 November 2009
Real India
Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

A matrimonial website for transgenders launched in Chennai is getting queries from men in France and Italy

29 October 2009
The Muslim Marxist

Modi’s communist admirer is contesting a bypoll on a Congress ticket. If anyone understands AP Abdulla Kutty, do write in.

29 October 2009
Anyone Seen Her Lately?

The Lady of Poes Garden has vanished from Chennai to a little known tea garden in the Nilgiris. Tamil politics awaits her return, stars willing.

30 September 2009
Real India
Mangrove Man

Disillusioned with the communists, he planted 100,000 mangrove saplings to protect Kerala’s wetlands.

30 September 2009


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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


Subscribe today and save up to 85% off the cover price