India running!

Almost every major Indian city hosts a marathon. A look at the running revolution.
  • East meets Far East

    In light of the Prime Minister’s visit to Tokyo this week, a look at Yukio Hatoyama’s visits to India in 2002 and 2009, and their impact on Indo-Japanese ties.
  • Do women really have it all?

    An attempt to find out what Indra Nooyi meant.
  • Emotional health: Feed your stomach, not your emotions

    Emotional eating is terrible for the body, not to mention what it does to your self esteem and mental health, says the writer.
  • As I see it: Lower in the order?

    Why are cricket stars from Sri Lanka not hailed like their counterparts from other nations?
S. Nandagopal
August 30, 2014

Myths and metal

We enter a small ante room in S. Nandagopal’s beautiful home in Cholamandal Artists’ Village (Chennai), and there’s a sudden blaze of metal all around. About a dozen of the 21 pieces he has readie... »
U.R. Ananthamurthy. Photo: Special Arrangement
August 30, 2014

Tribute to a teacher

Diverse traditions, communities, thinkers, creative writers, activists, phases of history become points of profound convergence and significant divergence forming great organic antinomies when one... »
Foot care is crucial for diabetics. Photo: Special Arrangement
August 30, 2014

Health: Feet first

According to World Health Organisation, over 340 million people in the world suffer from diabetes and India is home to almost 60 million diabetics.The World Diabetes Foundation estimates tha... »
Older people must have a medical check-up and a doctor’s clearance before they start working out. Photo: K. Pichumani
August 30, 2014

Fitness mantra: Senior stamina

The human body is designed to move — the more you move, the better your health. However, older individuals may face a greater challenge while working out due to chronic disease and/or physical limi... »
An icon of Calcutta
August 23, 2014

A walk on Park Street and other stories

As dusk falls, the neon signs of the jewellery shops in Bowbazar come alive. But the lights have no effect on the face of Mahadeo Yadav, who is perched on the footrest of his rickshaw that is parke... »
The school (B.S.I.A.S English High School) and the Ganesha temple, in the land that belongs to The Bombay South Indian Adi Dravida Mahajana Sangam.
August 23, 2014

And they fled to Dharavi

In a small office room in Dharavi, beneath a portrait of Dr. Ambedkar, Maran Nayagam tells me the story of a journey that began over 102 years ago in villages around Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, and en... »
Sania Maskatiya.
August 23, 2014

Global yet local

Summer lawn suits are passé and the kameez humdrum. Pakistani fashion has now become more “global with local accents,” according to designer Riwan Beyg, who was among the designers from Pak... »
Harun Farocki. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
August 23, 2014

Signatures of the visible

German documentary filmmaker and video artist Harun Farocki passed away on July 31 at the age of 70. Farocki’s output, which spans the genres of filmic essays, Direct Cinema documentaries and multi... »
The sturdy palace of the mysterious Ahoms of Assam.
August 23, 2014

Mysteries of the Brahmaputra

Its name has always intrigued us: Brahma’s Son. So this time, before we flew to the northeast, we decided to decipher it. One belief, we learnt, spoke of a drop of Brahma’s blood falling into a sac... »
Fried eggs and churro.
August 23, 2014

The best breakfast

In the world, there are two camps: the English and the Continental. I’m not counting the South Asian sub-continental, the paratha-idli-dosa-poha-upma-poori alu. Those can do for lunch. But b... »

Unequal conflict

Invisible women

Madras to me...

Encounters of the social kind

The Hindu Crossword No. 2804

A perfect cuppa

The Hindu Crossword No. 2803

Gourmet Files: Drinking in the scenery

Illustration: Satwik Gade
August 30, 2014

In the news: Price fighters

On August 10, 2014, Authors United placed an open letter decrying Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ pressure tactics on Hachette to lower e-book prices. The letter — written by thriller writer, Douglas Presto... »
Students express solidarity. Photo: Kiran Bakale
August 30, 2014
The other half

Devil in the detail

Crimes against women have become a popular talking point in India. They figure in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech. They find a mention in a statement by the Finance Minister about how... »
Cryotherapy. File photo: Ramya Kannan
August 30, 2014

Skin care: Cold relief

Warts and keloids are common problems that can affect men, women and children. These protrusions are unsightly and may worsen over time because warts spread all over the body, and keloids of... »
August 30, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2806

Across 1 A quiet Italian river location may be suitable (8) 5 A wife, after lively dances, brings out puzzle (6) 9 A tiger, for example, better groomed by mother... »
Marzia's husband, an illiterate carpet weaver who joined the Afghan army to support the family, was killed when his vehicle hit a mine in 2010, leaving Marzia to support their two young children.
August 23, 2014

Waiting for change

What defines a woman’s role in society? Rather, what confines it? The answer came to BBC World News Reporter Zarghuna Kargar when her personal life was in turmoil. In keeping with her Afghan tradi... »
A still from 'Satyakam'.
August 23, 2014

End of idealism

Independence Day each year is a good time to pull out my personal thermometer and evaluate the mood of our country.This year I find a mood of optimism among people of privilege and aspiratio... »
Rahul Ram.
August 23, 2014

Taking life as it comes

In 1857, a local chieftain named Cheetu fought in the mutiny and lost. His bungalow was then turned into a jail that is still in use and a song written about him. Years later, in 1993, many Narmada... »
August 23, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2805

Across1 Sergeant major, breaking phone, becomes gloomy (6)4 Teach group to make a model railway (5,3)9 Complain in western type of joint (6)10 Eastern girl, a really hea... »
Making a style statement with fancy hats.
August 23, 2014

Designer wheels

They say Henry Ford’s Model T, first produced in 1908, changed the way we commute. Since the 18 century, the journey from high-end luxury cars to the common-man’s car has been a long history of inn... »
This August 1969 photo shows Ravi Shankar performing at the Woodstock music festival, New York.
August 16, 2014

Peace, love and rock n’ roll

August 15, 1978. Four young Vellorians have gathered at their favourite restaurant in the township of Katpadi, Tamil Nadu. They are waiting for Nigel, their Anglo-Indian friend, to arrive and tell... »

Truly incredible

Distinctly, DEATH

On the global map

When my brain shut down

Home gym

Flush out infection

Unwind: Picture perfect

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. <... »