A leader and his narrative

In 2014, Modi proposed a new social contract for India, where representation, participation and equity are immaterial. Despite electoral successes, has it sown the seeds of many destabilising factors,...
  • Rhapsody on canvas

    Shailaja Tripathi immerses herself in the magic of S.G. Vasudev’s latest works.
  • Treat for the senses

    Shahnaz Siganporia talks to Fausto Giaccone and Anusha Yadav about their artistic journey during Sensorium, Goa’s art, literature, and ideas festival.
  • Hello, Hawaii

    Rishad Saam Mehta discovers that Oahu is quite the Hollywood hottie when it comes to filming locations.
  • Bowled over!

    A shot worth a century…
PK: Controversy over the poster was nothing new. Photo: special arrangement
December 27, 2014
Moral policing

Making the cut

In India, film posters have been increasingly afflicted by the spectre of censorship. Most recently, the film PK starring Aamir Khan courted trouble for its poster featuring the actor posing... »
When fathers care for their children, they teach children gender-just work divisions through personal example
December 27, 2014

There’s no need to be tough

Patriarchy is the social idea that men are superior to women, and should both control and dominate women. Throughout history, this idea has fostered untold injustice, unequal chances for education... »
December 27, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2821

Across 1 Live in big apartment (4) 3 Bullion is secure inside plant (10) 10 Understood about blocking wily subterfuge to send down student (9) 11 Bird i... »
Signposts of today and yesterday at the 180 degrees meridian
December 27, 2014
Go places

Dateline Taveuni

We planted one foot in yesterday and the other in today at Taveuni Island, one of the most northerly islands of the Fijian archipelago. Behind us was a large map split into two, which indicated th... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
December 20, 2014

Live and let dye

What does it take to embrace your grey hair in an age when selfies reign supreme, where brunch is often a botox break and dress size is as much a status symbol as an Hermès Birkin? A growing tribe... »
1000 weeks and going strong.
December 20, 2014

The show goes on... and on

Only Shah Rukh Khan could have done it without seeming totally ridiculous. And only he could have sustained it over almost 20 years, making it his trademark. Yeah, it’s the spread-legs-spread-arms-... »
December 20, 2014
As I See It

I swear...

I am going to begin this column with two commonly used words that cannot be published: f**k and ba****d. These are two simple examples from the large collection of abusive words that all of us pro... »
December 20, 2014

One day in history

Every year, millions of people celebrate, observe or stop to think of an event that is supposed to have occurred in December nearly 2000 years ago. Even people who are sticklers for facts and chron... »
M.S.Viraraghavan and Girija.
December 20, 2014

Business is blossoming

He could be a monk. A character out of an early Herman Hesse novel, who left the busy world of the Indian Administrative Service, to disappear into the multi-petalled valleys of the roses at his ga... »
Dr. Sharad Paul: a passion for skin.
December 20, 2014
Lit for Life 2015

Just skin deep

For brown skin, by brown skin. Sharad Paul’s preamble to Dermocracy (Collins) is evocative in a country in which the definition of democracy is much bandied about. It leaves the reader in n... »

The Hindu Crossword No. 2820

The Hindu Crossword No. 2821


Beyond the music

‘Writing isn’t just about expression’

Barefoot: Hunger games

God’s Own Art

The Hindu Crossword No. 2820

Illustration: Satwik Gade
December 27, 2014
In the news

Karting trouble

It’s easy to dismiss the Flipkart case as the ranting of a privileged woman condescending to “fight for her rights” — after all, she already lives in an insulated bubble, cushioned from ‘real life... »
Solai Adaikalavan. Photo: special arrangement
December 27, 2014

Chettiar Connect

They are known for their sharp business acumen and clan loyalty. For over 150 years, the Nagarathars (better known as Chettiars) of Tamil Nadu have made an amazing contribution to the world of trad... »
The sky is a canvas of thousands of kites and colours. Photo: special arrangement
December 27, 2014

Come, fly a kite

Kites literally fill the skies of Gujarat during Makara Sankranti, also called Uttarayan festival. The whole state shuts down its regular shop and hits the rooftop. Alighting the flight... »
A buffet on display. Photo: Special Arrangement
December 27, 2014
Gourmet files

Buffeted by curry

Stand in a line to take a plate. Politely ignore those who smile and join “friends” already standing ahead of me (had it been a line at the bank or the airport check-in counter, I wouldn’t smile ba... »
You need to be able to communicate with your trainer. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar
December 20, 2014

Shape up

Just because your trainer has a good body does not mean he/she is the right one for you. A trainer plays a major role in how efficiently you can meet your fitness goals, stay motivated and without... »
In this undated file photo, Indian troops arrive in France during the World War I.
December 20, 2014

Taking up arms for the men

The occasion of the centenary of World War I has in India focused attention on the country’s involvement in the conflict, a topic that has long been ignored in popular historical consciousness. Com... »
Pooja and Aarti meet the press.
December 20, 2014
The Other Half

Roots of the problem

I am writing this a day before an unfortunate second anniversary, December 16, a day etched in our collective memory as signifying the horror and pain so many women experience for no other reason t... »
Fatima Ali Alhameli in 'Nearby Sky'.
December 20, 2014

Narrowing the Gulf

The just-concluded 11th Dubai International Film Festival (December 10-17, 2014), showcased a number of films by Muslim and Arab filmmakers; although most of these award-winning directors see... »
Baradwaj Rangan. Photo: V. Ganesan
December 20, 2014

A cinematic journey

Baradwaj Rangan has spent the last decade reviewing films and interviewing top personalities in Indian cinema, including Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan. With his second book, Dispatches from the... »
December 20, 2014

The B12 factor

Vitamins are essential and important constituents in our diet, as they perform a variety of critical roles to maintain one’s health and keep the body functioning optimally. Among the various vitami... »

Targeting taboos

Well bread

Kings of the kitchen

The digital home

Winds of change

Everyday lives, Everyday people

Look who’s coming to LFL

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. <... »