Illustration By Atri
True Stories

Photographs and Memories

Moments shared between mother and daughter with an old photo album opens up a well of emotions.

View of the Red Fort from Yamuna (1852-1854) (All images courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Features

Rana Safvi Brings Alive Stories Of Love, Loss and Betrayal From Within The Red Fort

The monument today is the crumbling remains of an imperious Mughal paradise waiting to be conserved

Art of Living

Window Of Opportunity

The right choice can dramatically improve how your home looks and feels

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

The Thirunangais' Ramayana

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

Voices & Views

The Classic Issue - Stories of Everlasting Interest

Like last year, this March too, we dip into the Reader's Digest treasure trove and bring you the Classic Issue with stories of lasting interest.

Health & Wellness

7 Surprising Ways to Get More Sleep

Think outside the box to reclaim your night-time rest.

Odds and Ends

Smart Cities

A brief update on the Smart Cities Mission

Humour

Be It Raining Poop in the Capital, 'Jail Yoga' or Vivek Agnihotri's Intellect, It Happens Only in India

From finding a leopard cub in your bed to getting showered with human faeces, here's a selection of the bizarre situations that are typical to India, the land of the cow

Mumbai Walk, 21st July, 10:20 a.m. to 12:54 p.m., by Atul Bhalla. Archival pigment print, 40 × 91 inches, 2007. Image courtesy: Vadehra Art Gallery.
Books and Culture

The Performative Photography of Atul Bhalla

The artist spends a lot of time walking around, exploring and immersing himself in the beauty of the landscape.

7 Common Habits that Prove Women are Trained to Delete Themselves
Books and Culture

7 Common Habits that Prove Women are Trained to Delete Themselves

"Silence is a betrayal of goodness and decency. End it now."

Photo of Lasting Interest: The Fearless Sushila Sundari
Features

Photo of Lasting Interest: The Fearless Sushila Sundari

At the dawn of the 20th century when women were confined to their homes and zenana chambers, and generally crushed by patriarchy, there were those who rose up to challenge gendered norms. Sushila Sundari was one of them.  

Personal Glimpses
Features

Personal Glimpses

Behind-the-scenes of the lives of the famous

Raja Ravi Varma's Dramatic Lithographs
Books and Culture

Raja Ravi Varma's Dramatic Lithographs

Raja Ravi Varma's widespread fame came from his mythological paintings

Astad Dinshah Gorwala, The Man Who Would Not Be Silent
True Stories

Astad Dinshah Gorwala, The Man Who Would Not Be Silent

Named after the Zoroastrian angel of righteousness, this dedicated editor went through life as a kind of happy warrior—fighting for honesty, integrity and common sense