A politic lyric

It is disturbing when music degenerates into a puerile expression of electoral loyalty
  • Zohra Sehgal, a magnetic force

    Ranvir Shah remembers the actor for loving life and living it fully
  • And, it all ended

    After the British crushed the first phase of the nationalist movement, Subramania Bharati hoped that India’s whole-hearted support for Britain’s war efforts would help bring in home rule. The writer c...
  • It’s all about individuality

    Designer Tarun Tahiliani on bridal wear trends and his latest collection.
The first step to reclaiming your abode is to start with a clean canvas.
July 19, 2014


Is there a difference between hoarders and collectors? Maybe not to the hoarders, but just ask their families. It’s probably an off-limits topic, much like their possessions. Hoarders accumulate in... »
Children flee from the war zone. Photo: AFP
July 19, 2014

In the war zone

There is a photograph that has appeared in most newspapers around the world. It is of a young Palestinian boy, no older than 10 or 11, weeping inconsolably. His father was one of the hundreds who w... »
Jiten Thukral and Sumer Tagra
July 19, 2014

Time to stand and stare

Mumbai has something new around every corner, every day. But the overwhelming and underlying hustle, hurry and haste to get somewhere at some special time leaves the average Mumbaikar with little t... »
July 19, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2800

Across Depressed facing autumn in America, and heavy rain (8) First aid received by soldiers (6) Secret meeting about chapter in a novel badly written (8) »
Although 100 per cent success in IVF is never a given, numerous critical steps can be taken by Embryologists to improve chances of a take-home baby.
July 19, 2014

Test tube miracles

When Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby, was born on July 25, 1978, many couples yearning for a child saw a ray of hope. However, the doctors who pioneered this procedure would not have... »
The village of Misfat Al Abriyeen that has been resolutely preserving its distinct identity.
July 12, 2014
Desert battle

A glimpse of the past

A tranquil drive on the arid roads for about 225 km to the southeast of Muscat brings you to Misfah. Drowsy Misfat Al Abryeen, often known as Misfat or Misfah, is a traditional village in Oman that... »  
Eggplant Parmigiana
July 12, 2014
Gourmet files

The taste of home

The trees are laden with scarlet gulmohur and golden laburnum, the mulberry trees that abound in this neighbourhood are gleaming green, and I’m home! For two years we moved away to allow reconstruc... »
Salamat Husain's work.
July 12, 2014
lens craft

Freezing a moment

With a world-renowned artist like the late M.F. Husain as a grandfather, it is little wonder that Salamat Husain’s creativity would be unleashed in as unique a style as his mentor’s. The Hindu»
Illustration: Satwik Gade
July 12, 2014
City plight

Bigger, higher, greener

The biggest problem with India today is the fact that the Indian middle classes — lower to higher — (and of course the Indian upper classes) can only see the U.S.and the U.K. when they look outside... »
A 13-year-old girl with burn marks inflicted upon her by her employers.
July 12, 2014

Of human bondage

In the shadows of Punjab’s fabled agricultural prosperity, Jagir Singh has worked as a siri or bonded labourer for most of his life. He was just a child when his father, himself a siri, <... »

On silence

Will crowdfunding work?

Kicking out sexism

At the helm of conservation

Fit and flexible

The Hindu Crossword No. 2798

No second wife, please

Surviving to tell the tale

July 19, 2014

Space for little people

This article has been removed due to a factual error.

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Author Zia Haider Rahman
July 19, 2014

‘Writing is really an interruption of reading...’

Zia Haider Rahman was born in rural Bangladesh. He moved to the United Kingdom before his sixth birthday and was raised in a derelict squat before moving to state housing. His father was a waiter;... »
The Story of our Family. Author: Anamika Mukherjee
July 19, 2014

Sweet child of mine

In a country where most adoptive parents do not disclose the fact of adoption even to their child, Anamika Mukherjee’s candid and tell-it-like-it-is memoir provides an honest portrayal of the trial... »
Whole grains, seafood, skinless white-meat chicken, spinach, and Brazil nuts are good sources of vitamins.
July 19, 2014

The Health Files

Get your vitaminsVitamin B-7 is essential for converting food into energy, and it plays a role in keeping your skin, nerves and digestive tract healthy. It may also reduce diabetic ne... »
The Amber Museum housed in the Prison Tower.
July 12, 2014

Forever amber

As I stroll in the old town of the stunning Gdansk, its 1000-year-old history unfolds through the city’s celebrated sites of enchanting beauty, the lovely amber jewellery displayed in the shop wind... »  
Amrich's work
July 12, 2014
in style

Grace & detail

A white kurta in gossamer-like hand-woven cotton is structured till the waist and then bursts into a cloud of fabric. The asymmetrical cut gives the simple garment a sinuous flourish. It’s p... »
July 12, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2799

Across1 Attack daily, say, from the rear (6)4 Mammal having little power or balance (8)9 Hope for high praise (6)10 A Parisian doesn’t like to poach? (8)11 Person... »
Aditi Kothari
July 12, 2014

Money wise

It doesn’t take much to be able to throw around words like investment portfolio, equity, debentures, mutual funds in your regular conversation and actually know what they mean. But more than showin... »
In today’s murky prison world, inmates try their very best to escape.
July 12, 2014

When stone walls cry

“If my country can do without me, I can do without her. The world is large enough.” This is Hugo Grotius, a jurist in the Dutch Republic who escaped from imprisonment. Yet his sentiment and persona... »
Indian troops arrive in France during World War One.
July 12, 2014

A great poet, a great war

Born in 1882, Subramania Bharati’s political career began in the end of 1904. Less than four years later he would be forced into exile, an ordeal that would extend to well over a decade. The years... »  

The road to Pandharpur

Milkmen turned producers

Disputed territories

Living the music

Balancing act

A time machine, and a ticket to ride

1914 Serbia, 2014 Pakistan

Stop, look...

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »