Lost Childhood

Is it just media attention that seems to make the world a horrible place for children of this nation? What’s the relevance of World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children, which fal...
  • Bada Mac

    Eggs as filling. Bhelpuri sauce as flavouring. Jeera powder for relish. On the evolution of the Indian burger.
  • The Dan Brown code

    The well-known author talks about his childhood, views on religion and the process of writing.
  • Flavours from the hills

    There is more to food from the land of the Seven Sisters than momos. While much of the world woke up not so long ago to the wonders of slow cooking, seasonal products and a no-oil, no-sugar diet, this...
  • The last word

    One of our long-time contributors signs off with a nostalgic look at his 20-year journey with this column and its readers.
Executive Chef Raheel Ahmad, Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield.
November 15, 2014

Chef Speak

On The Line; Eric Ripert, Artisan, Rs.2,260. “I love this book because it’s a great read for foodies who want to know about the inner workings of a top restaurant, fr... »
Entrance to the Vault. Photo: Jayaraj Manepalli
November 15, 2014

Ark in the Arctic

In the Arctic winter, the only natural source of light is the moon for half a year. The moonlight is brighter owing to snow albedo casting its magical spell on the endless expanse of ice and snow,... »
Women need to fight for their rights.
November 15, 2014

Smash that glass ceiling!

It took Kamolika Peres almost a year, at an overseas posting, to discover she was being paid less than similarly qualified colleagues. “Women don’t do as much hanging around the coffee machine,” sa... »
November 15, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2817

Across 1 Stocked by Manitoba store, revolutionary shoe (5) 4 Listener baffled about one quick to bounce back (9) 9 Appraisers in Virginia — new rules required (... »
Veggies like zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms have all shown up in our vegetable shops and on our chopping boards in recent times. Photo: K. Ananthan
November 15, 2014
Gourmet Files

Spicing up the West

Anita said that her colleagues, sharing recipes in the college staff room, weren’t talking about khasta kachoris and light-as-air soufflé or even melt-in-the-mouth kabab. No, it was... »
The Anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
November 8, 2014
Thirty years after

The scars remain

Many have now moved out of areas they were resettled in but the scars and memories of that eventful winter remain. Lab Kaur feels uneasy during the month of Deepavali and Dussehra. “It reminds me o... »
November 8, 2014
The other half

Crossing over

A stretch of the US-Mexico border. Photo: Reuters Sometimes a documentary film speaks louder than a thousand words. And so it was last week when I chanced upon a powerful documentary film, Maria in Nobody’s Land. Made in 2010 by a first-ti... »
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar. Photo: special arrangement
November 8, 2014
The Sunday interview

‘Doctors see things, not just ailments’

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s novel, The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey, is remarkable for a deep and masterful observation of lives and descriptions of a tribal village. The author, a doct... »
Illustration by Satwik Gade
November 8, 2014

‘Hello Uncle! Hello Aunty!’

We all know that age carries clout in India. As the website says, “Respect for elders is a major component in Indian culture”. In ancient times, this meant that youngsters would to... »
Bariatric surgery, so far considered only a weight-loss procedure, has now emerged as an accepted treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Photo: special arrangement
November 8, 2014
World Diabetes Day: November 14

A heavy issue

Mrs. K (50) has had diabetes for eight years. She is 168 cm tall and weighs 155 kg with a body mass index (BMI) of 54.9 kg/m2. She takes four insulin injections a day along with several tablets, bu... »

The sooner, the better

When the girls came marching in

Waves of change

Made in India

Into the past

The Hindu Crossword No. 2815

Loving London

The Hindu Crossword No. 2814

November 15, 2014

Keep them safe!

“I was an athletic 10-year-old boy in a normal middle-class family. There was never a dearth of love or comfort and we had a good life. All that changed when one day I was invited over by a relativ... »
November 15, 2014

Unfair trials

In our own homes, adolescent children are often unruly, even violent, but we refuse to lose faith in them. We try to teach them right from wrong, punish them firmly but gently, and neither judge no... »
Mila Furstova with her work.
November 15, 2014

Dream artist

Viewing Mila Furstova’s work is like walking through her dreams. She captures the fluidity of our times with the restraint of the guarded Czechoslovakia she grew up in. Her layered and intricate wo... »
Early loss of the baby teeth can cause difficulty in chewing and speech problems.
November 15, 2014

Cavity free

Five-year-old Aryaan walked into the dental clinic clutching his mother’s hand. His tear-stained cheeks said it all. He was in pain. His tooth hurt and his anxious mom confirmed that the little boy... »
Imaging by Prathap Ravishankar
November 8, 2014

Women on the edge

When Ashu Rani married a soldier in Chilayari village in Jammu’s Samba district, the last thing on her mind was the fact that the barbed wire between India and Pakistan cut through her village. He... »
East German citizens climb the Berlin wall at the Brandenburg gate after the opening of the East German border was announced in Berlin, in this file picture taken November 9, 1989. File photo
November 8, 2014

And then, the Wall fell

Today, 25 years ago, the wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989 fell. Constructed by the Communist German Democratic Republic (GDR), it came to symbolise the ‘Iron Curtain’ that divided Wester... »
Carnatic singer T M. Krishna. File Photo
November 8, 2014
As I see it

The twinned self

As a ‘travelling’ musician I connect with ‘Indians’ across the country and around the world. Invariably, at some point of time, our conversations keep coming back to what we perceive as ‘our cultu... »
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Runner Khushbir Kaur, Sailers Varsha Gautham (left) , Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan and Tejaswini Bai, member of Indian women's kabaddi team. Photos: PTI, K. Murali Kumar and Rajeev Bhatt
November 8, 2014
All in the game

The XX factor

Of the 57 medals that India won at the Asian Games last month, women accounted for 27, surpassing the 20 in Guangzhou four years ago, the 17 in Doha in 2006, and the 13 in Busan in 2002 (all exclu... »
November 8, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2816

Across1 Steal eastern gown (4)3 Concealed directly below shelter (5,5)10 Volume so varied around large oil terminal (6,3)11 Moved up once reins loos... »
Natural sugar substitutes are better than artificial sweeteners. Photo: special arrangement
November 8, 2014
World Diabetes Day: November 14

When that craving hits

Being a diabetic has got nothing to do with avoiding sweet treats. Simply avoiding sugary foods is not a big help in terms of curbing blood sugar, regardless of the type of artificial sweetener you... »

Millet connection

The first superstar

Hirsute pursuit

Time passages

‘I am drawn to the quirky…’

Where Sindbad the Sailor roamed

Comfort korma

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. <... »