Nawaz Sharif: Perched on peril

Fallout of India’s surgical strikes, appointment of the new army chief and challenge from a resurgent opposition place new trials in the path of Pakistan’s delicate democracy 

Pakistanis protest killings of journalists

Gagging the Press

Pakistan has a rich history of violence against journalists.

(From left) R N Thyagarajan and R N Tharanathan

Musicathon: sixty years of symphony

Karnataka-based Carnatic vocalist brothers of the Thyagaraja lineage recollect the ups and downs in their illustrious musical journey

The fast master of mathemagic

A Limca Book of Records-holder from Kerala instils love for numbers among people


Painting a therapeutic picture

At 79, a retired engineer in Chennai learns the art and dedicates his life to teaching differently-abled kids

Dr Shibu John Varkey;  a patient (below)

Fixing the fractures

An orthopaedic surgeon in Kerala uses the 66-year-old Ilizarov Method to cure patients from amputations.


The baby boom(erang)

Pinki Virani outlines the rapid commercialisation of an unethical industry preying on the emotions of people

Book tastings

The latest flavour of books this week