A biography brings to life the forgotten Progressive Urdu writer, Rashid Jahan, whose stories opened the doors to the zenana
Days before the first passenger train to Arunachal Pradesh was suspended, we took a ride from Tezpur to naharlagun to find excitement and curiosity, and conflicted feelings about the railway line — and the outsiders it would bring.
We fear snakes, and yet worship them, defang them and even wear their skins.
Whether it’s at the movies, malls or airports, Indians love to eat out.
From picturesque canals, contemporary dining to a bustling art scene, Amsterdam has something for everyone
Indian chefs are taking something old and something borrowed to create something new.
With designers experimenting with fabrics and brands toeing the eco-sensitive line, your favourite blue denims are set to get an organic makeover.
In her latest avatar as a politician, Rakhi Sawant jumps on the campaign wagon and promises swift action to those who care to listen to her.
Take your children on wine tasting tours. Oenotourism is not only about the bubbly.
The first Gondi font developed by a Bhopal-based undergrad student seeks to empower the Gond tribals of central India.
Out there, creatures are either stalking, chasing or ambushing their lunches and dinners every hour.
The one rule to a good chat is that of listening, peppered with different strategies for different people.
Hanif Kureishi on his new book, The Last Word, his ‘shocking’ last visit to India, his growing up years in punk London and why every book about two writers is not a slice of Naipaul-French’s life. Excerpts:
How you engage with a book is indicative of who you are and what your life is like.
In Haryana, where honour killings no longer just elicit snorts of outrage, the march of modernity is diluting the khaps’ value systems.