The Future of Vacations: Go Explore The World, Before It Changes

The climate crisis will transform travel destinations, so tick off your bucket list before it’s too late
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Features

Freedom, She Ruled

The Rani of Bilehra was an unlikely champion of emancipation

Illustration by Cécile Gariépy
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

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Gun Island Review: A New Awakening

Despite his shortcomings in crafting dialogues, Amitav Ghosh's latest climate fiction Gun Island is another surprisingly exhilarating read that evokes wonder in the reader

Health & Wellness

These Heart Tests Can Save Your Life

A handful of these less standard check-ups can provide early clues about your cardiovascular health.

Illustration by Atri
Features

Cinema Paradiso

Remember those art deco pleasure domes in the days of yore? Going to the movies was magical then

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Better Living

How To Rid Your Life Of Plastic

The earth is being choked by plastic. But it is never too late to act. Starting now, every single step you and I take to combat it, however small, will be priceless.

Humour

World's Dumbest Criminals

Unbelievable tales of bad judgement, timing and just plain stupidity

Odds and Ends

From The Dentists: Things You Must Know

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology found oral cancer to be the top three cancers in India. Here are little-known facts about dental health you need to know.

Tempera on canvas laid on board,  19.5 x 16.5 inches, 1977
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The Disquieting Art of Ganesh Pyne

Ganesh Pyne, an exponent of the Bengal School of Art, created a disquieting style of art representative of the complicated world he was brought up in

Plastics as Fees, A Citizen Legislator, The Tiger Guardian and a Man on a Mission
True Stories

Plastics as Fees, A Citizen Legislator, The Tiger Guardian and a Man on a Mission

From a unique school in Assam to a man distributing saplings and a common man's legislator, we have uplifting news from across the country

Web Exclusive How Finance Ministers Over The Years Ended Their Budget Speeches
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How Finance Ministers Over The Years Ended Their Budget Speeches

Budget speeches may be long and boring affairs, but India's finance ministers have often ended them in interesting ways

The Women Who Ruled India: Five Tales of Bravery, Resilience and Defiance
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The Women Who Ruled India: Five Tales of Bravery, Resilience and Defiance

A look at five courageous Indian women who have, over the centuries, overcome the greatest odds to become rulers and administrators

Sandip Roy's All-Time Favourite Reads
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Sandip Roy's All-Time Favourite Reads

Sandip Roy is a lapsed software engineer turned writer. His debut novel, Don’t Let Him Know, was longlisted for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. A long-time radio commentator in the US, he hosts The Sandip Roy Show on Audio Express, is a columnist for Mint Lounge and The Hindu and has written for various anthologies.