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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...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Case File
Judicial jugaad

Judicial jugaad

Vikram Doctor | May 4, 2013
The current power and stature enjoyed by the SC owes much to a judgment delivered 40 years ago in the Kesavananda Bharati case.
Food for thought
The soufflé always rises

The soufflé always rises

Vikram Doctor | April 20, 2013
Bhicoo Manekshaw was a true lover of parsley, sage and rosemary but especially Basil & Thyme.
'I want to eat tomato'
Last suppers

Last suppers

Vikram Doctor | November 24, 2012
At that moment of death, do we offer food and is it taken, as Kasab did with the tomatoes.
Elephant symbol
The elephant in the polling booth

The elephant in the polling booth

Vikram Doctor | November 3, 2012
The Republicans have one thing in common with the BSP - their logo is the Indian elephant.
Master chef
Julia Child: India and beyond

Julia Child: India and beyond

Vikram Doctor | August 18, 2012
The famous American chef would have been 100 this week.
A satire that has an ancient Hindu myth
Man with the acid pen

Man with the acid pen

Vikram Doctor | August 4, 2012
He was the scion of an elite American family, who was obsessed with US politics.
Good Earth
Desi by nature

Desi by nature

Vikram Doctor | July 7, 2012
The organic movement is catching on in India, with food shops multiplying as well as the number of people growing organic produce on their farms.
Trans toilet turmoil

Trans toilet turmoil

Vikram Doctor | June 23, 2012
Whether it's the bathroom they should use or the jail they're thrown in, there's no escaping transphobia.
Dark Side
Mumbai's night watchmen

Mumbai's night watchmen

Vikram Doctor | June 16, 2012
The hockey-stick wielding policeman is only the latest in a long row of 'moralists' who have tried to take the shimmer out of the…
astronomical phenomenon
Heavenly transit

Heavenly transit

Vikram Doctor | May 12, 2012
A tiny speck will appear on one side of the Sun in less than a month. That little black dot is one of the rarest sights in astronomy. Miss it and you…
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