A controversial bid to rename a road after Jagjit Singh has a funny twist
From parallel cinema to a smutfest in 30 years, what happened to this one-time auteur?
Mahinder Watsa is a rage in Mumbai. Lemon drops for contraception or PVC-pipe penises, the 88-year-old doctor has answers for anything you ever wanted to know about sex but were too busy laughing to ask
Evil cult or misunderstood religion, Scientology is slowly finding followers in India
Where close encounters with creatures of the wild are disturbingly common
The amazing story of the four-year-old who went missing in a jungle and returned 38 years later
Ravindra Kantrole, accused of being Mumbai’s ‘Beer Man’ and acquitted in 2009 of serial murder, has opened a fast food stall while his lawyer has scripted a movie on his story
Mumbai got its first ever pet park recently
The lives of people who live higher than most people
Mike McCleary’s scores for Shanghai and Shaitaan spotlight the work of a man who barely understands Hindi and usually works blind, without a script
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 the author of several books including the Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj (Bloomsbury)
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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