Makeover Man

CP Surendran

The suit is out. Dhoti in. English out, Malayalam in. Former UN bureaucrat and Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor is a changed man. But will that take him where he wants to go?

Join Politics, Young Man

Mainstream politics in India has new undercurrents, eddies and openings for urban 20-somethings armed with fancy academic qualifications

Gandhigiri in Kashmir

For the first time, a prominent separatist leader is contesting the polls. Sajjad Lone’s inspiration may lie in the non-violent struggle waged by the people of Bomai, a small village in his constituency

“The Will of the People”

After calling for a ‘poll boycott’ of the recent Assembly election, Sajjad Lone has decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls from J&K’s Baramulla constituency. He tells Rahul Pandita what has changed

The World according to Children

Life, love, India, world, violence, politics, ice-cream: what’s on their minds

Hot Steppers

More people in Indian cities are learning erotic moves like belly dancing and lap dancing, apart from eternal favourites like Salsa and Tango. But why?

Faking News, 24/7

Breaking stories of Yamaraj, headless ghosts and the end of the world. Poor journalism might be good business for India TV. But is that enough?

Intelligence Quotient

Systemic ineptitude led to the Mumbai terror strikes. The weapons of the war we need to wage.

Image Bombing

Our visual reality is shaped by 50 odd celebs. We see them day and night. Shouldn’t our world be more than the sum total of these done-to-death faces?

Hang Their Memories

Our contempt is the only thing the terrorists deserve.


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