Shubhangi Swarup

Real India
A PA for Every Man

For Rs 5,000 a month, Big Help offers you a personal assistant to sort out your life.

12 July 2010
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Something Happened to the Indian Wedding

Weddings in India are changing fast, especially the big fat ones.

18 June 2010
Arts & Letters
No Country for Anorexics

Turkey isn’t for the weak-hearted. Much like the overwhelming flavours of its food, you must have a taste for adventure to discover the soul of the country.

08 June 2010
Art & Culture
A Midsummer Adventure For Children

Prithvi theatre holds one of the most popular workshops for kids with theatre, comics, and even science and poetry.

20 May 2010
Art & Culture
The Girl in Kites You Won’t Remember

An American actress who has done bit roles in many Hindi films remembers her rather strange stint.

20 May 2010
Art & Culture
“A jihad for the right to love who you want”

A Jihad For Love, a courageous documentary about homosexual Muslims, shot furtively by an Indian filmmaker, is sending shock waves around the globe.

20 May 2010
Real India
The Life of Cows

Two Swedes discover that the way we treat cows says a lot about our connection with animals and the environment.

30 April 2010
In Pursuit of the Hip in Patna

There is a Patna that is emerging with all the splendour and comedy of urban modernity.

21 April 2010
True Life
My Life as an Extra

She’s the girl whose head is mercilessly hacked in a shot, the faceless girl who merges into the background. But Shubhangi Swarup trains rigorously and breathes professionalism. Because she believes in putting in that little bit extra.

16 February 2010
The Many Perceptions of Rape

Doctors are surprised if the victim co-operates with them, for policemen wives cannot be raped by husbands, the defence tries to prove that the victim is a major because anyone over 16 is thought to have given consent, judges worry about marital prospects of victims…everyone expects this crime to fit into their picture

15 October 2009


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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