Live and let dye

How an increasing number of people are greying with grace.
  • The show goes on... and on

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge remains in Mumbai theatres a 1,000 weeks after its release in 1995.
  • Taking up arms for the men

    A response to former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju’s dismissal of the Indian veterans of World War I as mercenaries.
  • Just skin deep

    Dr. Sharad Paul on his recently released book Dermocracy, a personal guide to taking care of brown skin.
  • Narrowing the Gulf

    On the sidelines of the 11th Dubai International Film festival, three Arab women filmmakers speak about the stories behind their films.
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser.
December 20, 2014

Targeting taboos

Hit all your enemies with tampons. If you run out of ammo, the game is over. The rules of Tampon Run are fairly simple. The first-person shooter is a hyperactive girl armed with a packet of... »
Sesame toast.
December 13, 2014
Gourmet files

Well bread

The best thing about a bowl of soup is cradling it between one’s palms and letting its aromatic steam waft to the tip of one’s nose — the warming starts before the first mouthful. And the best thin... »
Manu Chandra
December 13, 2014
F O O D - O - P H I L I A

Kings of the kitchen

ADITYA BAL Six years ago, Aditya Bal walked off the ramp and into the kitchen. From watching his grandmother whisk winter cakes to apprenticing at Italian, French and Goan cuisine... »
December 13, 2014

The digital home

“It’s amazing how we brought up our children without the help of technology,” I said to my wife, looking up from the newspaper. I often introduced deep, philosophical topics like this over our morn... »
The growing number of madrasas for girls will definitely boost female education in the community. Photo Rajeev Bhatt
December 13, 2014

Winds of change

The recently-started madrasa for girls in Zakir Nagar, Delhi, is a blessing for 27-year old Mohammad Abbas*, who was sceptical about sending his six-year-old daughter to a regular school. E... »
Godda koilawallah
December 13, 2014

Everyday lives, Everyday people

Imagine accessing the most complex part of the planet with a flick of a finger. Imagine entering rural India — ‘a continent within a sub-continent’ — with the click of a mouse. Imagine being... »

Look who’s coming to LFL

A league of their own

Lady chauffeurs

George of the kitchen

‘Now photography is for everyone’

Workplace workout

Fitness Mantra: Stay hydrated

‘It was like revisiting old friends’

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... »
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 Hindu Crossword No. 2820

Across 1 Good mimic could make one stare open-mouthed (4) 3 Typesetter in awfully poor sitcom (10) 10 Big city pub and clubs with no ale, surprisingly (9) »
December 13, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2821

Across 1 Bad blood shown by heartless opponent about it (6) 4 Smart to disconnect after energy conserved by family (5-3) 10 Arms race participant? (9) 11... »
Kayomarz Bharucha
December 13, 2014


The Flavor Bible; Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Little, Brown & Company, Rs.2132.“The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg gives a chef a list of choices th... »
R.T. Chari. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan
December 13, 2014

Beyond the music

For many years, initially with family and then on his own, Chicago-born-and-raised Carnatic vocalist, Vikram K. Raghavan, would visit Chennai during December every year to sabha-hop and soak in per... »
Author Eleanor Catton.
December 13, 2014

‘Writing isn’t just about expression’

Eleanor Catton, the youngest writer to win the Booker with her phenomenal novel The Luminaries, talks about why writing isn’t just about expression but about impression too. The writer is p... »
December 13, 2014

Barefoot: Hunger games

Worries persist about the real commitment of the new central government to implementing the food security law passed in the twilight months of the last government. The out-going government missed a... »
Nilima Sheikh
December 13, 2014

God’s Own Art

You can feel it in the air — the optimism, the pulsating energy and the celebratory mood — as artists, art historians, critics, writers, curators converge in the port city of Kochi for the second e... »

The Hindu Crossword No. 2820

22 yards of danger

Margazhi moments

The show must go on

The road ahead

Winter radiance

Sea of discord

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. <... »