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Year 1: Still Waiting for Acche Din?

At the end of one year in office, has Narendra Modi met expectations and delivered on his promises? Our writers take up five crucial areas — politics, society, environment, education and the economy —... »
Manipur...centre of unrest.

The Other Half: Mainland apathy

Daily existence is an ordeal and voices go unheard; here are the forgotten people of Manipur. »
The last laugh?

As I See It: Abysmal!

From pending cases to objectionable conduct of parliamentarians, the 16th Lok Sabha has indeed made a mark. »

If time can heal…

Aruna Shanbaug is no more, but her legacy lives on. »
Karan Bajaj's latest book The Seeker is slated for release this month.
May 23, 2015

‘I’m a yogi first’

Author Karan Bajan — who is high up on the corporate ladder as the Chief Marketing Officer of Aden and Anais in New York — identifies himself first and foremost as a yogi. While he straddles two co... »
Vesham or make-up in Kathakali helps introduce the character.
May 23, 2015

Colours of prejudice

The way many Indian men and women think and their normative patriarchal mind-set have been the focus of discussions, over the past months, after the ban on Leslie Udwin’s India’s Daughter. O... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
May 23, 2015

Education: Indifference or restraint?

The drift that had set in during UPA-II in several areas of policy and implementation continued in the first year of NDA rule. In school education, the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
May 23, 2015

Environment: Ecological suicide

If the first year of the BJP government is any indication, its five-year stint may turn out to be the worst period for India’s environment and ecosystem-dependent people since the 1980s. Thi... »
Somnath Das
May 16, 2015
Chef Speak

Chef Speak

This was the book from which I learnt the ABCD of cooking during my college days. The presentation of the menus guided me to develop my skills in Culinary Art. I recommend this book for beginners,... »
May 16, 2015

The Hindu Crossword No.2841

Across1 Spirit shown by quartet in Dvorák intermezzo (4)6 Lyrics by quality poet (10)10 Retired teacher drinking at college dance (3,1,3)11 Slim country and weste... »
Inside the museum: Evidence of an advanced advertiser’s mind.
May 16, 2015

Ode to Lautrec

A stone fortress — once a bishop’s palace built in the 13th century and chipped at by time and wars — now has a new role. Within its stout walls, guarded by electronic and human guards, hangs a un... »
Bad Girl Poster playfully confronts sexist and gendered perceptions of a bad girl in Indian society.
May 16, 2015

Parodying gender cliches

What can you do with two fingers? The question emerged on YouTube sometime ago and drew a variety of response from people: pick my nose, make a peace sign or a gun. The video series was a response... »
Teaching inequality.
May 16, 2015

A lesson in indifference

Kim Hopper, a much-loved professor of anthropology in Columbia University, has for many years asked his students an intriguing question. Do they recall how their parents introduced them as children... »
K.C.S. Paniker watches an artist at work circa 1968.
May 16, 2015
Artists' cove

Where the masters dwell

It is 1965, one year before Cholamandal will be born. A Chennai newspaper, predicting that it might well become the city’s Latin Quarter, hopes rather quaintly that the artists will contain their... »

Gorgeous or grotesque?

When home turns into hell

‘My body also has needs’

Television as disaster voyeur

Summer fun

Wellness Reads

The Hindu Crossword No. 2840

Lessons in caring

The Journeys and Translations gallery.
May 23, 2015

A slice of home

On May 7, Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, inaugurated the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in the heart of Little India, where several roads, streets and by-lanes unite to form a melting... »
May 23, 2015

Politics: Where is the governance?

If there is one thing that even the strongest detractors of Narendra Modi acknowledge, it is his mastery over politics. He is a political animal of the old school — he breathes, eats and sleeps pol... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
May 23, 2015

Economy: No signs of reform

Narendra Modi’s ascent to power in May last year — that too in quite a spectacular fashion — was widely expected to usher in dramatic changes for business in the country. The expectations were sky... »
Almond & Chicken Momos (without shell)
May 16, 2015
30-minute recipe

30-minute recipe: Almond and Chicken Momos

Serves: 4Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesIngredientsChicken mince 250 gmGarlic, chopped 1 tbspCarrots, finely chopped 3 tbsp... »
Meat balls Photo: Shivaji Rao
May 16, 2015

Hassle-free koftas

When I was a child in my parents’ home, chicken was eaten, but rarely. Dinner always had mutton. If the menu was Indian, it would be a mutton curry or keema, minced mutton. Keema cooked with diced... »
The constantly changing scenery keeps you engaged.
May 16, 2015

Kiwiland by coach

Inderji is waiting for me in his super-shuttle outside Auckland airport. “Your last name, please!” He checks it on a mobile app and a paper list. Convinced I’m eligible, he asks me to hop in. Inder... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
May 16, 2015
Flip side

Watching the watch

A month after I met my friend Balwant Sinha and gained a useless understanding of measuring sleep, I ran into him at the mall. “Got to show you this!” he said briskly, holding up a shopping bag. “C... »
May 16, 2015

‘I enjoyed Dabangg’

A coffee mug in her office warns you: ‘Don’t mess with me, I’m a lawyer’. There’s proof enough of that claim: Mumbai’s Adarsh housing scam, in which she helped husband Y.P. Singh bring a bunch of g... »
Upholding the idea of India. — Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
May 16, 2015
Alma Mater

Why blame The College?

No other educational institution in this nation of 1.25 billion evokes the kind of interest that St. Stephen’s College does. Better known as Mission College among the locals, written with a capital... »
The Indian delegation with Chinese scholars after a seminar hosted by CASS.
May 9, 2015

A belt, a bank and border

The round table in a private chamber of a Beijing hotel was crowded with elegantly presented vegetarian dishes. Around it was a delegation of surprised Indian scholars, enjoying exotic mushrooms a... »

Goodwill gestures?

Bigotry without apology

This Bullet, my life

A question of pain

Oils that heal

#HealthTrack: Zombies, Run! 3

Killing fields

Freedom of perception