Mother India, Reloaded

Venkata Vemuri

Mehboob Khan’s classic is now MI21, a wordless, 45-minute recital of live music set to clips from the movie.


Erik Madigan Heck runs the most expensive journal in the world, at $6,500 an issue. It’s called Nomenus Quarterly and it prints 10 copies. Read it all the way to the bank

What Men Want in the Morning

And why storytellers cannot tell the whole truth about men

Science of Hype

Three great stories come together in the find of a fossil primate. Of these the media spin is the most extraordinary

Drunk with Boredom

Unlikely talking heads and tedious poll predictions make for heartbreaking TV. More IPL, please?

Fellowship of the Beautiful People

The rewards and confusion of being a broadminded Indian

The Power of Nonsense

Bullshit as a cultural force

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?

Cliche Central

Yet another scholar’s grand take on India. But both theories and analyses read as if they are hot off the recycle bin


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