JV Pawar, who helped fire up the Dalit Panther movement in the ’70s, talks about Bhima Koregaon and the conundrum of electoral politics for Dalits.
WhatsApp Uncle on how to pass exams with flying colours, with a little help from the PM.
At a fishing settlement in Chennai, an annual festival continues to bring together an unusual range of art forms.
In this west Delhi neighbourhood, where a 23-year-old photographer was killed by his girlfriend’s family earlier this month, inter-faith couples look back at their love stories and confess that what the heart wants sometimes comes at a cost.
Charlie Chaplin’s home in Switzerland remains a very popular draw for fans across the world.
A photo project tries to capture the dreams and vulnerabilities of LGBTQI people in India.
Sarvat Hasin on writing about what it means to be young in Pakistan today in her new book.
In business for 78 years, Madras Cafe was established in 1940 by Gopal Kamath, Devavrat's grandfather, in partnership with a Tamil friend.
The privacy of their homes is fiercely guarded by many birds.
With Pushpavalli, her web series about a girl who stalks her love interest, stand-up comic artiste Sumukhi Suresh is on her way to earning her stripes as an actor.
A new book on Gumnami Baba offers a refreshing take on the man many believed to have been Subhas Chandra Bose.
If you try the Google Art and Culture App, you will be depicted in frames created by your colonial masters.
The talented designer talks about the politics of fashion and why he doesn’t care about celebrities wearing his clothes.
Remembering a favourite grandparent and his lingering presence in my life.
Leïla Slimani’s sensational book, Lullaby, asks difficult questions about motherhood and parenting. The French-Moroccan writer on why she believes it is her role to break the silence around women’s lives.
A gay lawyer takes the fight against Section 377 beyond the courtroom and onto the stage, with his latest theatre production
There’s some legwork left, but India’s visually impaired footballers definitely have the skills to make it.
Why I cannot bring myself to enjoy swimming.
A curated list of recommendations for the young ‘uns. This week, on all things lunar.
Artist Riyas Komu on his new exhibition, the political nature of his art and why he has faith in the power of public action
Writer Sujatha Gidla on what drives her, her case against reservation and why she is not confident about Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s electoral prospects.
How mother nature adapts to changing circumstances.
Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar on his autobiography, his difficult relationship with his father, his dogged insecurities and his love for Kishore Kumar.
We should not ignore this poll… what does it matter, all this law-shaw? Court said let that Bhansali film release, but Karni Sena warriors are still on the street…Go now! Vote in that online poll deciding the fate of Ram Temple. What, you don’t believe me?
The exhibition will be held on the lawns of Taj Jai Mahal Palace. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the venue provides the perfect ambience for exhibiting classic cars. This year’s highlights include a 1936 Pierce Arrow, a 1930 Rolls Royce, and a 1922 Wolseley Tourer.
From YouTube dieticians to online hucksters of miracle diets, the internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues. But how do you know it is not playing you?
Who would you rather believe?
The wickedest trick is played by those wily orchids which behave unspeakably towards some bees, wasps and flies. These orchids turn up dressed like very pretty lady bees, wasps or flies. When, say, a dude (and dumb) bee happens to pass by, he’s on to her in a second.
'A week or two after returning to India, as we were trying to soak in the phenomenon of veganism in Israel, we came across a headline in the Jerusalem Post: “Veganism Set to Top Culinary Trends of 2018 With Israel at The Helm!” Yes, you bet!'
Last year, a 3,000-word BuzzFeed article criticised Rupi Kaur for positioning herself as the voice of South Asian immigrant women. Kaur’s eyes widen, and she allows herself a little laugh
Arvind Gupta retired from active work around four years ago and now lives in Chennai with his daughter. But his work has a new life, thanks to the interwebz. A few months ago, he got a mail from teachers in Germany who were teaching Syrian children in refugee camps.
Ditch the usual fare in Goa and get onboard an alternative food trail to really remember the beach town by.
Around the world with lit fests. The year has just begun and there is a whole list of literature festivals that beckon the true bibliophile, and we've short-listed five of our favourites for you.
Vijay Barse has given countless underprivileged kids hope — and a football ground to stand on.
There’s a new force on Uttar Pradesh’s roads — a troop of women bus conductors, criss-crossing the state as they learn to stare down bullies, deal with harassment and enjoy the drive.
Aadhaar, a flawed system which didn’t care about citizens, won’t care about the state either.