What an idea!

At Vikalp Sangam, everyone has a story. Mari Marcel Thekaekara is impressed with the impact their ideas make on society.
  • The end of reel time

    With the legendary Gemini Colour Lab in Chennai shutting down recently, it is obvious that the arrival of digital cinema has marked the end of analog film processing.
  • Shakespeare (plus Bollywood) Wallah

    Reflections on Shashi Kapoor, recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2014.
  • Dharavi’s artistic face

    The Alley Galli Biennale transformed Mumbai’s largest slum into a serious arts destination.
  • Rediscovering India

    Celebrated photographer Sunil Janah’s vintage prints offer rare insights into Indian history and people. The writer views his vast oeuvre at a show curated by Ram Rahman.
March 28, 2015
As I See It

Ceaseless pursuit

Poverty is often blamed for the lack of literacy among the marginalised. Poverty is only one part of the problem. Every poor tribal or Dalit wants to educate his or her child but what is stopping t... »
An app for everything.
March 28, 2015

No place to hide

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust; if Facebook doesn’t catch you, Twitter must.Sartre, you lucky dog, sitting alone in the happily ever-after, if you were alive you would paraphrase your p... »
Dr. Jamuna Pai's book 'No one has to know'.
March 28, 2015
Skin sense

Look the best for your age

Dr. Jamuna Pai’s philosophies of beautification are as refreshing as her facials. She will tell you to ‘Embrace yourself!’ and that ‘Brown is beautiful’ but, in the same breath, will also emphasis... »
Known as the sunshine vitamin (it is formed in the skin by exposure to the sun’s UV-B rays), Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium.
March 28, 2015
Doc Talk

Get a sunshine fix

Mrs. S, a physically active professional in her late fifties, suffered from repeated muscle pain. Despite various forms of therapy, it was never completely resolved. Finally the doctor ordered a te... »
A screenshot of the app.
March 28, 2015


An M3 score reflects your mental health – whether or not you are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post traumatic stress disorder; and if so, how severe the problem is. Monit... »
Delite cinema opened on the periphery of Shahjahanabad in 1954 with Angaray.
March 21, 2015

Frames from memory

As a child, I used to get a rupee as pocket money every Sunday. Of this, 40 paise were lavished on the weekend edition of Patriot. Over time, the price for the weekend edition went up to 60... »
At a relief camp for victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
March 21, 2015

Fraying Fraternity

Hate violence alters the course of people’s lives forever, in ways that are barely understood and rarely tracked. Years, decades, even generations pass after hate violence is unleashed on targeted... »
Masooma Syed's work.
March 21, 2015
Show space

Miniature artworks

Forget about canvasses, sculptures or installations bathed in LED lights. Instead those visiting Adorning, an exhibition curated by Sharan Apparao of Apparao Galleries, will find themselves admirin... »
The mural of Rani Lakshmibai at Lodhi Colony, New Delhi.
March 21, 2015
Street art

When walls speak

It is a breezy afternoon in January. Navigating through a sea of cars, a yellow-green auto parks itself outside a Louis Philippe showroom in South Extension, New Delhi. A dingy alley beside the sho... »
An artist is engrossed in bringing alive a statue with fluid strokes of his pencil
March 21, 2015

Unseen wonders

“Where can I see Mona Lisa?” asked the man with a camera slung on his shoulder and a handycam clasped in his hand. Without batting an eyelid, the lady in attendance pointed towards the corridor on... »

Time for raita

A fragile co-existence

The perfect shot

No equal spaces

Sculpting Style

The enemy within

Targeted workouts


March 28, 2015
The Other Half

Thank you, Sharad Yadav…

Many women in India are really mad and irritated with Sharad Yadav. The Rajya Sabha MP, who belongs to the Janata Dal (United), thinks nothing of drawing comparisons between Indian women, their ski... »
A scene from
March 28, 2015
In conversation

Staging revivals

A dramatic change occurred when advertising whiz Mohammad Ali Baig decided to switch careers and return to theatre. The Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation, which he began in 2005 as a tribute to his... »
As far as workouts go, while in the recovery phase, do not stress out the heart.
March 28, 2015

Beat it

Once you have survived a heart attack, you have to follow a disciplined lifestyle that allows you to recover and strengthen your heart. Talk to your physician about a cardiac rehabilitation plan. A... »
Fallen, standing; Reshma Valliappan, Women Unlimited, Rs.325.
March 28, 2015

Wellness reads

Mind mattersIn this extraordinary, first of its kind account of schizophrenia, the writer discusses her experience of living with therapies and medication, struggling to make sense of... »
March 28, 2015

The Hindu Crossword No. 2834

Across 1 Living quarters round a royal residence (6) 4 Musician having grand spot close to microphone in pub (8) 10 Playwright’s role hasn’t changed (9) ... »
Arjun Kunjam, Bar President of Dantewada Sessions Court.
March 21, 2015
Language barriers

Lost in interpretation

Kawasi Hidme speaks Hindi today. It is possibly the only thing she can thank her jail stay, now into its seventh year, for. Had she spoken Hindi in January 2008, when she was picked up on charges o... »
Enabling teachers.
March 21, 2015
Smart classrooms

Empowering the teacher

As the crow flies, Bandhwari village is less than 12 km from Gurgaon. In Bandhwari, there are 643 children below six years, about 15 per cent of the total population of just over 4000 people. Agri... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
March 21, 2015
Flip side

A passport to …

A week after being thwarted at the passport office my friend re-submitted his application with a fresh schedule F stating unequivocally that he had been staying at his present address, as op... »
Orson Wellesas Macbeth and Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth.
March 21, 2015
World of words

Shakespeare’s delineation of characters

Considering that Shakespeare did not even go to college, the magnitude of his intellect baffles our imagination. He was the greatest genius mankind has ever known. In addition to his unequalled voc... »
The hop-on-hop-off bus at Kuala Lumpur.
March 21, 2015
On the road

Ride across the city

The experience of riding on an open bus around a city is determined by a few factors. Favourable weather is predominant followed by good— or even no — company). In a tropical city like Kuala Lumpur... »

The Hindu Crossword No. 2833

Crucial realities

Dream betrayed

Fading legacy

Beyond boundaries

A life-changing cup

The Hindu Crossword No. 2832

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. <... »