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Pot of Gold?

Behind the devotional spectacle of the annual pongala festival at Kerala’s “all-woman” Bhagawathy temple lies the reality of commerce and inequity.

The Untold Poorna Story

The achievement of 13-year-old Malavath Poorna, a tribal girl from Telengana, in summitting Mount Everest last May is a pointer to the power of pro-poor policies.

The Media as Gospeller

The Indian media’s coverage of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was marked with an obsession for polls and polling.

Creative Destructiveness

In translating Vishwas Patil’s A Dirge for the Damned , Keerti Ramachandra has managed to convey the ire of those who are today the invisible casualties of Indian modernity.


Amidst the excitement of Brazil 2014, few realise that the football World Cup is the biggest single gambling event of the decade.

Goodbye, Mr Ambassador!

Like old generals and classic jeans, the Ambassador, the venerable symbol of automotive nirvana for a generation of Indians, will not die but only fade away.

Catch Me If You Can

A biopic attempts to capture the elusive metier and appeal of the documentary film-maker and activist, Anand Patwardhan.


We need to stand up and be counted as “everywhere/The ceremony of innocence is drowned;/The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity”.

Dribbler, Passer, Poacher

Lionel Messi, star forward and captain of the Argentine football team, displays a genius and artistry that will long outlive the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Hail, Mr Modi!

The coronation is over, it is time to see what one can reasonably expect from the man whose rise to prominence has been unmatched in recent history.


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