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Vasundhara Raje   inspecting a  field during a stopover while  on her way to Kherwara near Udaipur

Vasundhara Raje: Woman in a hurry

Vasundhara Raje has been praised for reforms in labour laws and a new card to transfer benefit payments, but has her government taken on too

Enlightenment, lost and found

S Frederick Starr's treatise on the history of Central Asia chronicles the lives of some of the world's greatest intellects

Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery. The author checks out their

Battles of the mind

Bobby Fischer's face-off with Boris Spassky wasn't just about chess

Indian wrestlers' pursuit of gold

There is a quiet air of confidence at wrestling camp being held at Sonepat to prepare India's brightest wrestling prospects for Asian Games

The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi

A small body of Sikhs defended a North-West Frontier post against 10K Afridi attackers. Yesterday was 117th anniversary of their heroic effort

Hey, Good Looking

Meet Honda's Mobilio - finally, a multi-purpose vehicle that, while being functional, oozes style

Finding Fanny: Smiles and a bit of whimsy

Finding Fanny features a series of oddball characters on a quest for love in a delightfully eccentric film

B K S Iyengar: The man who read pain through posture

The author pays a tribute to yoga guru B K S Iyengar, who touched many lives, including his

Quirky wearables

From watches and rings that can connect remotely with your phone, there are some quirky and cool wearable concepts out there

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The storyteller and her life
Vikram Johri

While accepting the 2014 Moth Award, novelist Zadie Smith described the process of storytelling, in particular, her process of storytelling

In response to emotion
Kishore Singh

Some artists are now like perennial brands when it comes to building an art collection

How a critic was fooled
Jai Arjun Singh

During a class I recently taught about film criticism, all-too-familiar question surfaced like a Kraken bursting foully from ocean's depths

A new approach to spin
Malavika Sangghvi

In one fell swoop, Alia Bhatt managed to counter all her critics and, in fact, endear herself to them

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