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Madhavankutty Pillai

Madhavankutty Pillai has no specialisations whatsoever. He is among the last of the generalists. And also Open chief of bureau, Mumbai  

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Living
God’s Own Feminists

The bizarre world of ants and why a handful choose to study it

28 October 2009
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Cinema
Revenge of the Rs 200 Ticket

An honest review of Diwali extravaganza Blue.

21 October 2009
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Living
The Inheritance

A rare genetic disorder can be the most crushing and lonely ordeal to suffer.

15 October 2009
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India and the Nobel Prize

While Indians rarely figure in the list of Nobel Prize winners, we haven’t been entirely missing either.

07 October 2009
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‘Fizzle’ as in Bombs

The yield from the Hiroshima atom bomb was 18 KT. The Pokhran ‘fizzle’ yielded around 27 KT.

03 September 2009
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India
Life after a Life Sentence

Some of them spent their best years in prison. They were young when they went in and middle-aged when they were released. Some are still serving time. What does freedom mean to such people? Here it is in their own words

13 August 2009
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Sports
Kapil’s Kaplish

Kapil Dev, without any struggle, has got complete independence from the rules of the English language

13 August 2009
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Living
My Name Is Hitler

A second-hand bookseller in Mumbai dreams everyday of liberating himself from his name

13 August 2009
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Confessions
Confessions of a Sexologist

“One out of ten patients have problems because of inadequate knowledge of sexual positions”

10 July 2009
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Real India
Sending off Strangers

Kishore Bhatt, 57, has a long relationship with the dead. A caretaker of unclaimed corpses, he’s ensured dignity for more than 2,000 dead in the past 40 years

26 June 2009

Authors

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 Member, Board of Governors, 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.

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