They had little financial access and autonomy to begin with and now with their secret stash of cash gone after demonetisation, women in India struggle to start all over again.
With Rahul Dholakia’s Raees set to release later this month, a look at the life and times of Abdul Latif, the bootlegger who became Gujarat’s most dreaded don.
A food trail through Japan will make you want to stick to their rules and break your own.
A genre-bending and genre-defying maverick, he is India’s latest export to the global jazz-electronic scene.
Gieve Patel, who straddles the worlds of painting, poetry and medicine, on his preoccupation with wells, questions of death and suffering, and having confidence in his work.
Supreme control and a zen-like demeanour – the leggy heron offers us much to learn from.
A new Sanskrit book in parallel text throws open possibilities of intuitive accessibility.
Despite suffering one of the world’s worst genocides, Rwanda, with its famous silverback mountain gorillas, is a revelation.
Masaan and Haraamkhor actor Shweta Tripathi is one of Hindi cinema’s newest darlings. The actor on playing young characters and being surprised by her own success.
We have arrived at hybrid realities, where the technological and the human cannot be separated. The digital future we had once imagined is already here.
Pakistani Kathak dancer Rehan Bashir on practising what the dance form preaches: peace, love and breaking barriers.
London-based bar Talli Joe, that takes off from the earthy flavours of India, has found a spot in the Michelin Guide 2017. Executive chef Sameer Taneja talks about the success story.
Growing up away from home means a fractured relationship with the language of one’s own. How does one reclaim it?
A grandson remembers all the ways in which his grandmother made his life magical.
Does life imitate art or is it the other way around? At the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the boundaries have expanded to include artists who push the audience to reacquaint themselves with the changing idiom of international art.
Incidents of sexual harassment are never just about the cities women live in. Cities do not repel women. It's the people who let them down.
There’s a birder’s paradise out there on winter days.
Did I ask you about your new year resolution?
It may have shrunk in importance but it’s still part of our daily lives. So, can we look past the stereotypes and accept Urdu as the sum of its parts: its poetry and politics, its sounds and script?
From humanity's universal goal of progress becoming meaningless to science fiction slouching towards apocalypse, here's a look at the stories from the Sunday EYE.
Why science fiction, once a shining literature of hope, now slouches towards apocalypse.
The apocalypse, when it comes, will be livestreamed. Like a Hindi film release or Chetan Bhagat’s next book tour, it will have its own devoted publicist. Make sure to sign up for an unlimited data plan.
Cycles of reaction and counter reaction, periods of stability and disruptive mobilisation, are, recurring features of politics.
Von Neumann was more conservative, settling for 30 years from the present. But a cut-price, no frills singularity is already creeping up on us, without benefit of mathematics.
It is ironic that we dream of the same future that we did over a century ago. Perhaps, there will be an app in the coming days to pay off unfulfilled promises.
‘Tell me again, Granpa, about the Dark Time. How many people were there in the world? How did the few become clever and kind? What happened to the many who remained cruel and stupid?’
A little girl travelled over 2,500 km from Homs to Germany to start life afresh. What does her future look like?
When in Bangladesh, head over to Cox’s Bazar, even if it means taking on a near-cyclone.
Twelve days. Seven trains. A rumbling journey across India
Life on an organic farm is all about returning to a sparse, frugal existence — back-breaking work has never felt so good.
Davao in Philippines is where you can get more bang for your buck.
Why the cloakroom is the budget traveller’s best friend.
What is Albania’s capital? We were there almost before we could find out.
On a Rs 500-a-day budget, a couple sets out to see India. In Orchha, under a withering sun, they scrimp a little less, make new friends and learn, belatedly, the virtues of patience.
You can do it cheap, but not without an Excel Sheet.
Walk and discover the world. Our two legs were designed to carry us forward just as our minds are programmed to explore new places. Most of all, you will find a Rs 100-note can go longer than you thought possible.