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Meet Romain Puértolas, the author whose novel inspired Dhanush’s Hollywood debut
Romain Puértolas’s over-the-top novel about a fakir in Europe is now being made into a Hollywood film.
Watch: Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia with awkward dance
In Riyadh, male members of the White House staff performed the traditional Ardha sword dance. And why not?
From the Vedic age to the Mughals and the Raj: The colourful history of alcohol consumption in India
The alcoholic beverages that the neo Puritans heading various state governments seem intent on banning have been around forever.
RPS will be remembered as a team that punched above its weight but had a massive PR fail
With a runners-up finish in just their second season, Rising Pune Supergiant have had a great season, but for some foolish off-field controversies.
At ‘Sholay’ location, the fight is between movie memories and vulnerable vultures
A proposal to build a theme park inspired by the 1975 movie is in direct conflict with attempts to protect the vultures of Ramanagara.
Meet the anonymous Indian blogger who has built a food video empire with only a digital camera
Hebbar’s Kitchen’s Facebook videos, shot in a home in Australia, got a few million views less than the media giant Times of India.
Anisha Rachel Oommen
From war protestors to labour activism: India’s first IT workers union is being formed in Tamil Nadu
As the sector faces massive lay-offs, the first independent employees' union is in the process of getting itself registered.
Watch a Mumbai BEST bus being painted its iconic red (never mind the white and yellow upstarts)
Passengers don’t want the traditional colours to be changed.
The Daily Fix: The government urgently needs to act to check cases of mob violence and lynchings
Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).
The future of India’s coast depends on a line that the government is treating as a commercial secret
The environment ministry’s centre for coastal protection has refused to share information on the newly demarcated High Tide Line.
How Amarinder Singh’s response to Operation Bluestar made him a political icon in Punjab
An excerpt from a new biography of Punjab’s current chief minister.
Meet ‘Bullet Swamy’, the self-styled godman whose genitals were severed by a woman in Kerala
BJP state chief, Kerala ashram disown 54-year-old Sreehari, who nurtured political ambitions.
Adivasis in Odisha defeated Vedanta but are now caught between the state and the Maoists
A recent crackdown on a Dongria Kondh tribal group that is opposing mining in the Niyamgiri hills is part of an attempt to discredit their campaign, locals say.
What the Aadhaar authority needs to learn from Zomato’s response to hacking
Far from being open to questions, UIDAI has chosen to go after anyone who raises genuine concerns about the security of Aadhaar data.
[Photos] ‘We are not untouchables. We are everyone’s father’: Bhim Army brings its defiance to Delhi
The fledgling Dalit organisation, under fire from upper castes groups and the Uttar Pradesh administration, held a large rally in the capital on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians defend 129 against Pune in thrilling last-ball finish to lift third IPL title
Rising Pune Supergiant fell short by one run after being in the driver’s seat for a majority of the match.
Partition is necessary to sort out the ethnic conflict in Syria, but only if done right
Russia has proposed de-escalation zones, and the international community should step up with an impartial partition plan for Syria.
Carol E.B. Choksy & Jamsheed K Choksy
How World War I changed the weather for good
Weather forecasting stopped looking for patterns in the past, and started using numbers to look solidly at the future.
Barry Sheils, The Conversation
Gwadar fisherfolk worry the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will leave them by the wayside
‘The livelihood of thousands of small fisherfolk is being completely disregarded for the security of a few Chinese.’
Zofeen T Ebrahim
‘Would you also like to take us over and occupy our lands?’: A Kashmiri who questioned both sides
On May 21, 2002, Abdul Ghani Lone was gunned down as he attended the 12th memorial service for Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq.
The curious case of Sanjiv Goenka’s views on MS Dhoni, and what it tells us about him and journalism
The businessman is indulging his ego and harming his Rising Pune Supergiant team ahead of the IPL final.