Blood on the Tracks

Madhavankutty Pillai

Mumbai’s fatalistic acceptance of suburban railway deaths

Near Death Experience

It is essentially an increase in electrical activity in the brain once the heart stops

Death on a Train

Two helpless women find unexpected assistance

Blood on the Tracks

11 elephants died on our railway tracks in two weeks. Is there a way to stop this?

Of Marriage and Mortality

A new study suggests that people who have never married run twice the risk of dying in middle age than those who have spouses


A tale about fighting cancer? Nearly mistook it for a homage to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Famous Aviation Deaths

The last Polish head of state to die in office, Wladyslaw Sikorski, also died in a plane crash.

The War Nobody Can Ever Win

Far from TV studios, in the deep forests of Gadchiroli, nobody cares about national sovereignty, the State or the Sensex. The only battle is to fool death and avoid getting injected with an odorous liquid that delays the rotting of a corpse.

Whispers of a Witch-hunt

With searchlights out for ‘bourgeois tendencies’ within the party, the CPM drives one of its own leaders to his death.

Looking It in the Eye

It’s in the final moments of life that character shines through. Lisa Ray just let us glimpse hers.


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