Rama, Sita and Lakshman leaving Ayodhya for 14 years of exile (Wikimedia Commons)

The Thirunangais' Ramayana

They loved Rama, but they did not consider themselves men, women or children. They were the hijras of Ayodhya.
Voices & Views

To Meghna, My Daughter

When Gulzar, poet and lyricist, composed a verse to celebrate the power and resilience of a woman at childbirth...

True Stories

My Battle With Alcoholism And How I Won It

From years of uncontrolled drinking to sobriety, how I extracted myself and found a new purpose in life

Art of Living

Pump up your Willpower

Strengthen your resolve with these expert-backed habits

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Health & Wellness

Diabetes: What's New and What's Next

Diabetes is an international health emergency ... but here’s the good news: Amazing breakthroughs offer winning strategies for diabetics today. Here are six that are already here or on the way.

Features

Visit These Little-Explored Destinations Along India's Coastline

India's varied coastline has places worth checking out

Humour

World's Dumbest Criminals

Unbelievable tales of bad judgement, timing and just plain stupidity

Books and Culture

Amitabha Bagchi's Bilingual Bookshelf

Amitabha Bagchi has written four novels and is an associate professor at the department of computer science and engineering at IIT Delhi. His latest novel Half the Night is Gone (Juggernaut) has been shortlisted for the JCB Prize 2018 and the Hindu Literature Prize 2018.

Voices & Views

Elder Abuse

With 10.24 crore senior citizens in India, it's time to bring the harsh reality of elder abuse to light

Odds and Ends

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a large network of physical 'smart' devices that are connected to the internet

What We Saw During A Visit To Kolkata's Largest Red Light Area
Books and Culture

What We Saw During A Visit To Kolkata's Largest Red Light Area

Ashok Alexander, who headed the the Gates Foundation's HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years, speaks about what he observed and learnt during his visits to brothels in Sonagachi, in his new book A Stranger Truth.

The Season of Love, Laughs and Magic
Travel to these 5 Indian cities for Christmas celebrations
Features

Travel to these 5 Indian cities for Christmas celebrations

From carnivals and carols to local flavours and feasts, try these year-end destinations across the country

How to give meaningful gifts
Art of Living

How to give meaningful gifts

A primer on how to give the perfect present

How I ticked off George Harrison
True Stories

How I ticked off George Harrison

… and got into Martin Scorsese’s film on the third Beatle 35 years later