“I need only one. Can I get the free one?” (Illustration by Raju Epuri)

A Bus-Driving Monkey, A Unique Cake-Cutting Ceremony And Other Shockers From India

Every passing month, incidents in India take a turn for the more bizarre. Here's a few of them
Voices & Views

Shankar Mahadevan's World of Plenty

Shankar Mahadevan on how he would rule the world

K. Suriya Prabha with students from Mukthi  Vinayagar Middle School in Cumbum, Tamil Nadu (Courtesy: K. Suriya Prabha)
True Stories

Tech Learning For All, A Daring Rescue And Other Positive Stories

The efforts of K. Suriya Prabha and Nawneet Ranjan are ensuring that tech education is accessible to the lower echelons of Indian society

Art of Living

Colourful Foods for a Healthier You

Five colours for a healthier, more vibrant you

Books and Culture

How My Interaction With A Naxal Leader Changed The Way I Looked At Naxalites

Between 2008 and 2010, anthropologist Alpa Shah spent 18 months in Jharkhand trying to understand what drove the Naxalite movement in India. Her immersive experience of living amongst tribal people, adivasis and Naxal leaders and cadres led her to write Nightmarch, a sensitive and balanced account of the Naxalites in India.

Features

Why Are The Vast Majority Of Indian Organ Donors Women?

A living donor organ transplant is a remarkably altruistic and medically thrilling procedure. But there's a huge disparity between the number of male and female organ donors in India.

Illustrations By Keshav Kapil
Features

If Kids Ruled the World

Children share their unique plans for the future.

Voices & Views

Touch Me Not!

The Untouchability Offences Act was passed in 1955. Yet, even today, 27% of Indians polled admit to practising some form of untouchability!

Sara Hossain (2015), digital print. Photo courtesy: Shahidul Alam.
Books and Culture

For A Just Cause

Photographer Shahidul Alam tries to highlight people who fight for justice through his work.

I Kept On Firing Until The Crowd Dispersed: General Dyer on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Books and Culture

I Kept On Firing Until The Crowd Dispersed: General Dyer on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Far from being punished for his heinous crime, General Dyer is accorded a hero’s welcome when he returns to England

12 Healthy Food Myths Busted
Art of Living

12 Healthy Food Myths Busted

Before you make the switch to diet snacks, read between the labels

Won't You Be My Neighbour-and BFF?
True Stories

Won't You Be My Neighbour-and BFF?

After moving to the suburbs, I felt forlorn and friendless. That’s when I spotted her across the street—cool and confident, taking out the recycling

Heroes-Real And Reel
Voices & Views

Heroes-Real And Reel

People and their stories lie at the heart of everything we do in our magazine. People who have transformed lives with their courage, compassion and capability. Their stories reflect values we grew up with—rare in this crass, brutal world.

The Day I Stopped Being an Indian
True Stories

The Day I Stopped Being an Indian

That wrenching feeling of signing your nationality away