The state mining its citizens as data and suspending rights to privacy under the rhetoric of national security is alarming.
Surat-based Savi Sharma was the publishing phenomenon of 2016. This month, she is ready to set new sales records with her second novel.
Before the tourism industry took off in the Nineties, travelling to different forest reserves in India was no mean feat.
There’s only one way you can find out if you have it in you to overcome obstacles: by trying hard.
Gaurav has been a special child all his life. Now, he’s finally found home in a family who’ve fostered him for 15 years.
Bank mynas love the chaos and the crowds — they live life to the fullest and shout about their adventures while they’re at it.
Jaanbaaz Miss Julia aka Kangana Ranaut, is the soul of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film Rangoon, tipped to be a Casablanca-like love triangle
What connects Bengal and the Indus Valley Civilisation? A 2,500-year-old archaeological site, suffering from neglect might have the answer.
One of Bollywood’s most experienced character actors, Saurabh Shukla on his latest role in Jolly LLB 2, being a reluctant actor and why it’s a good time to be a filmmaker in Bollywood.
The Mughal Museum will come up at the Taj Mahal complex in Agra next year. How much of the Taj and its history is in the museum? Architects Sourabh Gupta and Alexander Schwarz, who designed it, answer a few questions.
American short story writer George Saunders on sitting with the story for his first novel for 20 years, the timeliness of its release in Trump’s America and how kindness will counter xenophobia.
Fresh off the success of Raees, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has his hands full. With a Manto biopic up next, the actor speaks on Indian cinema’s changing face, stepping out of his comfort zone and understanding Manto in the present context.
Recently in the news for its attack on film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena has been at the centre of controversies ever since its inception 10 years ago
There's a ripple of rebellion against the ban on Maharashtra's bullock cart races. Can the protests overturn the ban, like it happened for the Jallikattu?
Once, it had enjoyed the honour of paying homage to a newly-born nation. But now, over a decade after the death of Ustad Bismillah Khan, the man who had established the shehnai as a tour de force in classical music, the instrument might well be on its way out.
The English language and its glorious capacity to assimilate.
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s film Sexy Durga is making waves at international film festivals. The director reflects on the unforgiving industry back home, breaking out of conventional cinema and never giving up.
Kangana Ranaut on being a feminist, why she chooses the books she reads with care and her upcoming film, Rangoon.
Sport fans are suckers for underdog tales, but they aren’t kind to ageing veterans. Had Roger Federer not won the Australian Open, and with it, his 18th Grand Slam title, his legacy would have become a shade duller. But, as it is, with the win, not only did he cement his place as the greatest the sport has ever seen, he also laid to rest all dispute about his on-court rivalry with Rafael Nadal
An insect’s wings look flimsy, but they can beat a staggering 250 times per second, flying in a way humans can only dream of
Mumbai-based artist Atul Dodiya on his fixation with the masters, why his wife, Anju, is his inspiration, and leaving out his favourite artist, Pablo Picasso from his latest exhibition
In Nelgunda, one of Maharashtra’s worst Naxal-affected regions, a school is encouraging young minds to walk the path to freedom.
Winter in India brings comfort food at its most evocative, braised in nostalgia and reminiscence.
Once they invited an entire community in. Now, they only serve to secure ivory towers.
Resham khana, Srinagar’s now crumbling, 120-year-old silk factory might get another shot at glory if plans to revive it go through
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the resistance to the Trump administration, it is this — patriotism is not a feeling, it is an action
Director Haobam Paban Kumar’s debut feature film boldly straddles a fictional tale and the real-life struggle of the fishermen of Manipur’s Loktak Lake.
She was 31 when breast cancer struck. But she fought back. Three years later, the BRCA test told her that a faulty gene would put her at risk of a relapse. Will she agree to a preventive mastectomy? This is the story of Dimple Bawa’s journey, from fear to resilience.
You have heard Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna’s rousing dirge. Now know why the fisherfolk of Ennore, north Chennai, want their river back.
From not-so-friendly neighbourhood mosquitoes to the more insidious vampire finch, meet nature’s little bloodsuckers.
If you want a glimpse of the famously shy leopard, come to Jawai in Rajasthan.
British author Alan Hollinghurst on his next novel, how music shapes his work and his mingling of the past and present.
Snapshots from a unique journey.
A 1940s Tamil novella can explain why jallikattu inspires such passion.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong, 44, on the fallouts of China’s one-child policy and why journalists need to remember, more than ever, what their job is.
The Women’s March in the United States was a moment in world history, but also a lesson in fearless parenting.