Lakshmi Chaudhry has worked at or written for almost every liberal rag in the United States, from the Village Voice to Salon.com to the Nation. She currently lives in Bangalore where she's working on getting a life.
Lifestyle dining at this upscale restaurant thrives on the patronage of its celebrity clientele and the suitably loaded who will pay for the social privilege of that company.
The secret of Rajini’s mass appeal is that he’s a true celluloid hero, not a multiplex megabrand like Shah Rukh or the latter-day Amitabh.
In this age of liberty, women talking about sexual intercourse raises few eyebrows. But the practice or open discussion of masturbation somehow remains a largely male domain.
Now that the perils of embracing cool tech are clear, perhaps our twitterati will consider learning the golden rules of celebrity-tweeting.
We’re all shoppers now, armed with a long list of requirements for the exactly right kind of car, dress, cellphone, computer, or life partner.
Or the perils of exercising freedom in a half-changed world
It is easy enough to blame much of what went awry on an antiquated model of marriage, yet those who married for love in my generation don’t seem to have fared any better.
Meet the 21st century heirs to the pucca sahibs, angrezi mems, and boxwallahs, haters and half-haters alike.
The newfound meat fetishism of well-heeled Indians reflects their desire to be seen as jetsetting bon vivants with a discriminating palate.
Are one-night stands as unIndian as apple pie? Does the liberated bharatiya naari only have sex with strings attached?
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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