Shipping in the Hooghly, Calcutta (Kolkata), by Samuel Bourne Albumen print, 8.6 x 13.3 in, c.1860. Image Courtesy: Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru

A Glimpse Into The Past: Calcutta Through The Eyes Of Bourne & Shepherd

Bourne & Shepherd’s evocative photos of Calcutta have the effect of a city frozen in time
Illustration by Siddhant Jumde
True Stories

Stranded In Srinagar

Stuck in a city on the verge of lockdown, Kartik Gera and his wife have only one chance to get home

Health & Wellness

The Perils of High Blood Sugar

Here’s why it’s important to take control of your prediabetes

Photo courtesy Samhita Chakraborty
Culturescape

Jeffrey Archer's Top 10 Reads

Acclaimed novelist, playwright and peer in the House of Lords, UK, Jeffrey Archer (79) has spent an illustrious 45-year-long writing career creating bestsellers. His latest is the  William Warwick series, of which the first book, Nothing Ventured, launched in September. He lives in London and Cambridge. Here he lists his all-time favourite reads

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid structure was demolished on December 6, 1992. Image Source: India Today
Features

#AyodhyaVerdict| A Brief History Of India's Most Controversial Land Dispute

A look at the chronology of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case

Representative image (Source: Shutterstock)
Features

Cyclone Bulbul's Pakistan Connection

Weather organizations worldwide put their heads together to come up with names for cyclones

Plants against indoor pollution: (Clockwise from top left) Chrysanthemum morifolium, Sansevieria trifasciata, Dracaena fragrans and Chlorophytum comosum
Better Living

5 Plants That Will Help You Fight Against Indoor Pollution

Plants, more than anything else, help in reducing indoor pollution significantly

The cast of Charlie's Angels
Illustration by Ashwini Menon
Features

The Call of the Big Blue: Round the World with One Good Leg

An army man with only one leg sets off on a sailboat, driven by his mad ambition to circumnavigate the globe

Conversations

From The Editor:From One Reader to Another

If you have been a bit out of touch with books, there’s really no better time to start.  

#HealthFix: Top Tips To Boost Your Wellbeing
Health & Wellness

#HealthFix: Top Tips To Boost Your Wellbeing

Tips for acne, improving hair health, getting a goodnight's sleep and more

#Good Ideas: Simple Hacks To Spruce Up Your Life
Better Living

#Good Ideas: Simple Hacks To Spruce Up Your Life

Parenting tips, overcoming sleep issues, kitchen cleanliness and more

Bring Plastic, Take Rice
True Stories

Bring Plastic, Take Rice

A group of youths in Andhra Pradesh came up with a unique idea to encourage people to part with their non-biodegradable waste. 

Understanding Pegasus, The Virus That Transforms A Phone Into A Spy
Features

Understanding Pegasus, The Virus That Transforms A Phone Into A Spy

Decoding the software being used to monitor 1,400 people

Pegasus-Spyware Victim Degree Prasad Chouhan Stands His Ground
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Pegasus-Spyware Victim Degree Prasad Chouhan Stands His Ground

"Why should we run away?" the Dalit-rights activist tells Reader's Digest in an exclusive interview