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
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.
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.
Budget speeches may be long and boring affairs, but India's finance ministers have often ended them in interesting ways
A look at five courageous Indian women who have, over the centuries, overcome the greatest odds to become rulers and administrators