Illustration by Keshav Kapil

Midnight's Fury: Memories Of A Horrifying Journey To India During Partition

Harbans Mahajan looks back at the hellish journey he and his family took to India in 1947, when he was six years old
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Voices & Views

Gandhi's Appeal To Hitler For World Peace

At the end of 1940, at the height of the Nazi empire, 71-year-old Gandhi wrote a letter to Hitler appealing to his better nature and asking him to stop the war. The letter is as futile as it is admirable. Hitler never replies

Features

Why We Can't Spell

English is filled with foreign words, multiple ways to spell the same sound, and general weirdness. We do very well, considering all that.

Wenting Li
Art of Living

How to Look at the Bright Side

Creating positive change in your life and in your community might hinge on how well you can check your cynicism

Health & Wellness

Silent Signs your Body is in Big Trouble

Subtle clues-from handwriting to snoring-can reveal the earliest warnings of illness. Here's how to read your own distress signals.

Voices & Views

Lost & Found

Matter cannot be lost or destroyed - only misplaced

Odds and Ends

Smart Cities

A brief update on the Smart Cities Mission

Books and Culture

Namita Gokhale's Favourite Books

The co-founder of the Jaipur and Bhutan literary festivals shares her list.

Humour

Complaining, the Key to Your Problem

“After a few more years of complaining I think I may change my life.”

Embrace by Gieve Patel. Oil on Board, 24.8 x 31 inches, 2016. Image Courtesy: Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke.
Books and Culture

Pain and Suffering in Gieve Patel's Art

The poet, playwright and painter uses historical references to add aura to his work.

Emergency Chronicles: How The Emergency Unfolded Between 25 And 28 June, 1975
Books and Culture

Emergency Chronicles: How The Emergency Unfolded Between 25 And 28 June, 1975

On 28 June, 1975, the Bombay edition of The Times of India carried an obituary notice: “D’Ocracy— D.E.M. beloved husband of T. Ruth, loving father of L.I. Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope and Justicia, expired on 26th June.”

What's that Word Again?
Features

What's that Word Again?

Eight terms that will bring you up to speed with new lingo

Cervical Cancer: When Prevention is the Cure
Health & Wellness

Cervical Cancer: When Prevention is the Cure

Even with vaccines and reliable preventives, why do thousands of Indian women die of cervical cancer every year?

Preti Taneja's List Of Book Companions
Books and Culture

Preti Taneja's List Of Book Companions

Preti Taneja’s debut novel We That Are Young is a fierce, literary exposé of an elite family whose business empire influences every facet of Indian life. Exploring misogyny, social inequality, political corruption and Kashmir, the book is inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear. It won the prestigious Desmond Elliot Prize 2018 for the UK’s best debut novel of the year. Since her novel is a reinterpretation of a classic, Taneja has chosen to share with us books that echo each other in some way or the other. 

Treating Winter Skin
Health & Wellness

Treating Winter Skin

How to best protect your epidermis against the ravages of cold weather