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Leaving tiger watching to raise rice Ecologist Debal Deb, who did his post-doctoral research from IISc in…
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Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
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The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
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Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
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THE NEW NETWORK
High on gloss, low on airs

High on gloss, low on airs

Parakram Rautela and Reza Noorani | July 13, 2013
As older establishments close their doors, premium clubs offering state-of-the-art facilities and personalised service open for upwardly mobile…
Forward March
The queer, green comedy queen

The queer, green comedy queen

Parakram Rautela | July 6, 2013
Vasu Primlani uses humour to get people thinking about sexuality, conservation.
RAPID FIRE
Home delivery

Home delivery

Parakram Rautela | June 15, 2013
Some construction firms are using pre-fabricated material to cut costs.
Sales Pitch
Diamonds and rust

Diamonds and rust

Sonal Nerurkar and Parakram Rautela | June 1, 2013
TOI-Crest finds out how the Amway dream is sold.
SCAMS AND CHALLENGES
The toughest job in the country

The toughest job in the country

Parakram Rautela | May 11, 2013
With scams breaking out one after the other, is being a spokesperson for UPA II the most unenviable job?
Potato king of India
He's a spud star

He's a spud star

Parakram Rautela | March 16, 2013
India's reigning potato king, Jang Bahadur Sangha, harvests a whopping 50, 000 tons of spuds every year from 5, 000 acres of land rented from…
Desi gags
The regional rib

The regional rib

Parakram Rautela | March 16, 2013
A maha-lingam joke for a Tamil audience, and an SUV crack for saddi Dilli... English stand-up comics go local as desi gags get the loudest laughs.
Helping Hand
India is in the early stages of the philanthropy cycle

India is in the early stages of the philanthropy cycle

Parakram Rautela | February 23, 2013
Matthew Bishop and Michael Green, the authors of 'Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World', say that philanthropy is about…
This Is India
'Kumbh is like Las Vegas minus the sins'

'Kumbh is like Las Vegas minus the sins'

Parakram Rautela | February 16, 2013
French adventurer Diego Bunuel on gossiping sadhus, strange rites of passage and free-flowing spirituality.
Full throttle
Motorcycle diary

Motorcycle diary

Parakram Rautela | July 14, 2012
On a killer motorcycle odyssey we figured out how bike maniacs control their machines - with mindtalk.
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