Mar 31, 2014 07:46 PM , By Pheroze L. Vincent | 11 comments
Remembering the dark Friday of March 28 and the unknown martyr. Everyone was waiting for Gujarat CM Narendra Modi’s meeting to start in Mandla. Some of us had gone there. Others, like me, who had just returned from there, did not. They were many m
Apr 21, 2014 04:58 PM , By Hari Narayan
Hansal Mehta's multiple award-winning biopic Shahid has brought him long-deserved recognition, of the kind that his contemporary Anurag Kashyap received for Black Friday For at least a decade now, my inquisitive subconscious has been enamored of the dar
Apr 21, 2014 01:48 PM , By Rukmini S
How many people actually choose the NOTA option? Is it that common? And what’s going on with reservation? I was so focussed on the implications of my recent discovery that reserved constituencies have the highest proportion of None Of The Above (N
Apr 18, 2014 03:54 PM , By Anuj Srivas
What happens when the distinctions between society and the factory, or workplace, collapse? That the explosion of Web 2.0 came with a strong whiff of exploitation is no secret. The general thesis, which has been floating around since 2007, is this: Fa
Apr 17, 2014 04:45 PM , By Vasudevan Mukunth
Humans have known about the force of gravity since ancient times. Yet, we are still exploring its true nature, how it works, and why it works the way it does. Haaaaaaaaaaaave you met PSR B1913+16? The first three letters of its name indicate it's a puls
Apr 13, 2014 02:00 PM , By Hari Narayan | 1 comment
The Dadasaheb Phalke award is the latest, and hopefully, not the last, recognition of Gulzar's excellence. Reflections on his poetry, his lyricism and the artistic restlessness that keeps him going even after half-a-century in the film industry Ek saba
Apr 12, 2014 04:43 PM , By B. Kolappan | 4 comments
In the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, why is a community’s power judged by the size of its temple for certain deities? Long ago, when I was a college student, our village committee had an urgent meeting to discuss the demand of the priest-cum-o
Apr 12, 2014 03:29 PM , By B. Kolappan
A lot can happen over chilled beer under a sweltering sun, including freer minds and tongues wagging about old secrets. Seevalaperi Pandi, a Robin Hood of Tirunelveli, caught the imagination of readers of Tamil weeklies when the story of his real life,
Apr 12, 2014 02:46 PM , By Anumeha Yadav
The amicable relationship some villagers have with the Maoists, panchayat institutions, as well as large NGOs operating in the vicinity of the villages seems an unusual co-existence in Jharkhand. It was a weekday when I got a call from Manohar* (name ch
Apr 12, 2014 12:08 PM , By Pheroze L. Vincent
A sample of responses from people that make it impossible to predict who will win. A Congress worker at the Aa Bael Mujhe Maar (Come strike me, bull) satirical street convention in Chhindwara It was the beginning of summer in Mandla. The Baigas were o
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