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 13, 2014 02:00 PM , By Hari Narayan
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
Apr 10, 2014 12:47 AM , By Vasudevan Mukunth
Over the last at least 100,000 years, mammals in India survived in a unique, interconnected ecosystem whose absence might have seen the animals go extinct. Studies of fossils and soil samples collected at a site in South India have revealed unique attrib
Apr 7, 2014 08:59 PM , By Vasudevan Mukunth
There is very little, if any, concrete stuff about promoting science in the country, and a lot of it seems poised to supplant the goals of other ministries. Even though they haven't been in power for the last decade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) con
Apr 7, 2014 10:03 AM , By Vasudevan Mukunth | 2 comments
As Sun Pharma buys Ranbaxy for $3.2 billion, let's not forget that that these companies, and Wockhardt, came under fire last year for maintaining horrible working conditions in their plants. I love the nonsense that companies put in their replies t
Apr 5, 2014 07:11 PM , By Anuj Srivas | 3 comments
The concept of one newspaper serving a reader's needs is incompatible with what the Internet stands for. News, on the other hand, will continue to survive. For years now, the lines between Silicon Valley and the media business have been blurring. Not on
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