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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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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
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India
The Living Dead

In Uttar Pradesh, one diehard has exposed the practice of killing people on paper to take over their land

22 June 2009
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Art & Culture
The Final War for the Bollywood Throne

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?

21 June 2009
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India
The Walk and Other Stories

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

17 June 2009
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Aussie Racism

16 June 2009
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Living
Meet the Angry Yuppie

India’s fashionable young are beginning to show their outrage. But there is something comic about it

12 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 two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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