Rahul Jayaram

The Indian Art of Murder

We know Sherlock ‘elementary’ Holmes, we know Hercule ‘little grey cells’ Poirot and we know Philip ‘I collect blondes and bottles’ Marlowe. Now, several writers are making a pitch for the next great detective—from India

07 October 2009
Art & Culture
Gems in the Junkyard

Pavan KJ photographs the broken parts that cars leave behind in junkyards. But why does the scrap speak more than the painted metal?

30 September 2009
The Furious Phase of Facebook Friendships

Everybody is everybody’s pal and having 500 friends is routine. But who are these strangers sitting smugly on your friends’ list?

24 September 2009
Only Famous

South Indian actor Prakash Raj has just won his fourth National Award. But his struggle as an artiste is far from over, he says.

17 September 2009
Art & Culture
‘Indians are Seduced by Themselves’

So photographer Prashant Panjiar shows them as they really are

09 September 2009
Chasing a War

In his latest book, Imtiaz Gul gives a view of Al-Qaeda from within Pakistan. He speaks of tension within the terror group, and how India bungled a chance for peace in Kashmir

02 September 2009

Into the valley of Kashmir rides another confused tale of lost childhood that offers no insight into real issues

26 August 2009
Subcontinental Drift

Is your dominant image of Bangladesh floods and immigrants? Well, here’s another one from Shazia Omar’s debut novel: youth and drugs

26 August 2009
Art & Culture
Pinch Yourself, This is Not Science Fiction

India to host to a TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference

05 August 2009
Chiranjeevi Holds Court

His entry into Andhra politics may have been iffy, but his presence on the Net is something else

13 July 2009


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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