Madhavankutty Pillai has no specialisations whatsoever. He is among the last of the generalists. And also Open chief of bureau, Mumbai
While Indians rarely figure in the list of Nobel Prize winners, we haven’t been entirely missing either.
The yield from the Hiroshima atom bomb was 18 KT. The Pokhran ‘fizzle’ yielded around 27 KT.
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
Kapil Dev, without any struggle, has got complete independence from the rules of the English language
A second-hand bookseller in Mumbai dreams everyday of liberating himself from his name
“One out of ten patients have problems because of inadequate knowledge of sexual positions”
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
In Uttar Pradesh, one diehard has exposed the practice of killing people on paper to take over their land
He is a megastar like none before. And he knows it. Or does he, really? Is his claim to the top slot in Hindi cinema as secure as is made out to be? And has he lost touch with the times?
Take a walk for more than a hundred kilometres through the villages of Bihar, with a motley group of people who hoped to see the marvellous scientific innovations of astonishing rural minds
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 IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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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