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Your Amazing Body

Science hasn’t uncovered every mystery about the human body, but what it has discovered will blow your mind
Illustration by Priya Kuriyan
True Stories

How I ticked off George Harrison

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

Voices & Views

4 Literary Detectives You Must Check Out

These detectives can boast of being worthy successors to Holmes and Poirot.

Art of Living

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Pets In The Monsoon

A good spell of rain, after the intense summer heat, is a welcome relief--not just for us but for our furry friends too. However, this is also the time when we need to take extra care of our pets' hygiene.

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Features

Metronomics: Types of People You Meet on the Metro

The metro can be a strange place: It’s a hotbed of personality types you get to rub shoulders with on a daily basis. Check them out.

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Books and Culture

What Genetics Tells Us About The Evolution Of Indian Society

India’s history has been dynamic, as full of energy and full of contention as any lively society’s history would be – and this, despite the dead weight of casteism that we have carried for two millennia.

Health & Wellness

The Power Of Touch

It's vital for our health, wellness and happiness, say the world's leading neuroscientists.

Illustration by Raju Epuri
Humour

Rampaging Cattle, The Real-Life Yeti And An 'Electric' EVM

The best of astonishing incidents from India, the land of the weird

Jatayu-Vadha, by Raja Ravi Varma, Chromolithograph, dimensions variable.
Books and Culture

Raja Ravi Varma's Dramatic Lithographs

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

Features

7 Doctor-Approved Natural Remedies

A plant fix over a prescription drug? Some experts swear by it.

Web Exclusive Gurus Who Took Yoga to the World
Health & Wellness

Gurus Who Took Yoga to the World

Reader's Digest pays a tribute to masters who helped yoga make its mark in the world on International Yoga Day

Giggling Siblings!
Humour

Giggling Siblings!

In the Biblical book of Genesis, the first set of brothers was Cain and Abel, and we know how that ended—Cain murdered Abel. Don’t worry—these tales of rivalry and love from RD readers, staffers and others have happier (and funnier) endings

Breaking Patriarchal Norms To Become Woke Dads
Features

Breaking Patriarchal Norms To Become Woke Dads

Men are stepping out of their traditional roles to become primary caregivers for their children—to enable their partners to build their careers and lead fuller lives

The Future Of Cricket: Technology At Play
Voices & Views

The Future Of Cricket: Technology At Play

Sports viewing will become an even bigger adventure. Will cricket survive the VR onslaught?

Take A Screen Break: 5 Podcasts That Will Allow You To Do Just That
Books and Culture

Take A Screen Break: 5 Podcasts That Will Allow You To Do Just That

Five acclaimed podcasts you must check out this summer