Khadoos Manoos

Haima Deshpande

Why is the famous port city that once opened itself to the world turning increasingly petty?

The New Black Gold

Suddenly there is a huge demand for earthworms, and people who are producing them are getting rich.

The Complex Maharashtrian

Most Maharashtrians look down upon ‘leaders’ like Raj Thackeray, but he is politically successful because of a strange Marathi gene.

Rooms with a View

At Manora, the 16-storey MLA hostel in south Mumbai, legislators quarrel over getting sea-facing quarters.

Karma Chameleons

Believe it or not, Raj Thackeray’s MNS is wooing Muslims in Maharashtra even as it attacks Hindi speaking leaders like Abu Azmi. The party spies votes in yet another divide—and Bal Thackeray’s Shiv Sena seems ready to follow suit

Sugar Shudders

A national sugar crisis. An Assembly election in Maharashtra. For better or worse, they’re closely entwined.

The Birdman of Sangli

A bank clerk goes deep into the jungle in search of birdsong despite threats of bears and tigers, and a miffed wife

Ass You Like It

Abused and ailing donkeys have found a home in interior Maharashtra. Raising funds for a donkey sanctuary, though, is a problem


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