Trapped in an alien land

For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, cutting across snow-capped mountains with their livestock.

09 Feb 2018

H Narayanan

Mock bomb drills and World War II

During World War II we moved from Madras to Salem. We stayed in my maternal grandpa’s spacious house.

09 Feb 2018

Avay Shukla

Why do we kill our daughters?

The Economic Survey 2018 says there are 21 million ‘unwanted’ girl children in India. The name of the game is to have a male child

08 Feb 2018

A Rocky Dispute

A couple of volcanic rocks in the middle of nowhere are the site of an over six-decade old dispute between South Korea and Japan.

08 Feb 2018

Giselle Mehta

When a surprise dispelled dense fog

It was the morning of a festival that Indians celebrate as Makar Sankranti/ Lohri/ Pongal/ Bihu; a thanksgiving for the solar energy that makes life on our planet possible.

08 Feb 2018

Bhargav Prasad

4 years that didn’t matter: The diary of a BTech graduate

Curled up in my bed at 1 am with my blanket shielding me from questions, and only a laptop screen illuminating my face, my fingers hitting the refresh button in rhythm — there have been times when I h

08 Feb 2018

Divya Purushotham

Work your bowels, naturally

Speed up your digestion with these natural laxatives, which promise relief without any side-effects:

08 Feb 2018

Sharanya Manivannan

Lady Doritos? No, thank you

A  writer in her 20s, to borrow from Virginia Woolf’s iconic treatise, needs a room of her own and disposable income.

08 Feb 2018

Lt Col Dk Havanoor (Retd)

On shortage of men in our armed forces

To be consistently effective when the odds are high, Armed Forces have to be peopled by able cadre and helmed by good leaders

07 Feb 2018

Where jihadists confess on prime-time TV

Every Friday in Iraq, a gripping show on state television beams the alleged confessions of death-row jihadists into homes around the country.

07 Feb 2018

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