Pramila N. Phatarphekar

Coconut Start this Economy

We break it to mark auspicious beginnings. The Nicobaris are cracking this wonder nut to restart their tsunami devastated lives.

15 July 2010
The Colonel Who Got Us Siachen

Colonel Narinder ‘Bull’ Kumar secured India the world’s largest glacier without shedding a drop of blood. Twenty six years later, this legendary mountaineer-soldier is bestowed with the coveted MacGregor medal.

08 July 2010
The Fast Food and the Furious

Foodie-philosopher Anthony Bourdain spares no barbs in mortifying all enemies of good food.

01 July 2010
Live and Let Weave

Ever wondered if you could convert the Red Corridor into a crafts corridor? Start from your living room or the kids’ playroom.

30 June 2010
To The Manner Shorn

How the telephone and other modern technology snipped off our manners.

17 June 2010
Bad Tummy Alert

It’s alarming that this book got nominated for a mighty prize.

03 June 2010
How Much Choice Can You Handle?

Sheena Iyengar has devoted a lifetime to studying the choices we make. This social psychologist’s latest work explains why too many choices confound us.

20 May 2010
Summer Relief

At 40º C if you can’t handle the heat, it’s time to get out of the plains. But where to? We squinted at the globe, stared at the map and called the experts to come up with a summer travel menu of places that’ll re-sap your spirits. Read on for where to smell the wildflowers, listen to the stomp of wildebeest and how to jump off an aircraft so you can hurtle earthwards at 200 kmph.

13 May 2010
Accidental Hoteliers

Sleeping with history? You can, while choosing from seven centuries. Beyond the past, what’s it about Neemrana ‘non-hotels’ that’s turned Kate Winslett and Julia Roberts into fans?

21 April 2010
Old Dravida in New Guinea

Indians know little about Papua New Guinea. New Guineans don’t know India either. Yet, why does much of its geography sound Dravidian?

14 April 2010


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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

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, 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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