Editorial

EDITORIAL

Candle in the Wind She blazed across the tinsel sky for decades and then as if in a moment she froze like a star in the open sky. Yes, she was the star and she will always remain a star in the galaxy of cinema. That twinkling star was our beloved Sridevi, a rare woman actor who shouldered a film ...

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DW TRENDS

GET READY FOR A HOT, HOT SUMMER CLIMATE// Brace yourself, India. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a hot spring and a much hotter summer this year, with the average temperatures likely to be above normal by more than 1 degree Celcius. Its April, summer has begun and the days are h...

Cover story

ENIGMA BY DESIGN

THERE WERE MANY SRIDEVIsWHO ENTERTAINED INDIAN AUDIENCES FOR DECADES, BUT THEN NONE THAT WAS THE REAL HER. She blazed across the tinsel sky for decades and then as if in a moment she froze like a star in the open sky. Yes, she was the star and she will always remain a star in the galaxy of cinema...

Platform

SHOULD THE ARMY BE ABOVE MEDIA CRITICISM?

The Army in our country has always enjoyed an exalted position, but of late the political climate has turned such that the Army is being used to set the benchmark for nationalism and any word against it runs the risk of being labeled anti-national. A RECENT SPATE of articles in the media tends to...

Business

NO MORE SILENCE, PERIOD

  With actor Akshay Kumar and his film Padman based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented and revolutionized the use of low-cost sanitary napkins for women, we discover the many PadWomen who are bringing about a revolution in tackling the problem in rural India. Deepan...

Politics

THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN EDITORS

These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh’s departure at 89, triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of. My personal journalistic trajectory trailed his rather closely. He was The Statesman’s Special Correspondent in Singapore when I ente...

International

KIM AND THE WORLD

North Korea much like Cuba has been thumbing its nose at America with gay abandon. Kim has the world’s attention not only because of the threat to the US, but because much of this 34-year-old dictator is shrouded in mystery. In North Korea, and for all those nations and people who hate America...

Fashion

BRIGITTE MACRON’S FRENCH CHIC IN INDIA

A glimpse into France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron’s most stylish moments during her India visit along with her husband Emmanuel for four days in March 2018. She is a grandmother of seven who looks better in skinny jeans and a pair of stilettos than most women half her age. As the French pr...

Cinema

WE ALL CANNES

Every year, for 12 days in May, the small city of Cannes in southern France turns into a meeting place for cinema's players, would-be players and the people who report on them. In the world of film, the Festival de Cannes — known to many of us as the Cannes Film Festival — is the largest inter...

Travel

HANDS ON JOURNEYS

Empowerment tourism differs from ‘voluntourism’. Travellers in developing countries are often faced with the reality of people living in poverty and lacking the kinds of opportunity most travelers take for granted. Most can’t help feeling sorry, but don’t know what they can do personally t...

Reading Room

READING ROOM

NINE INDIAN WOMEN AUTHORS TO LOOK OUT FOR 1. Mridula Behari Mridula Behari is an award-winning author, playwright and activist. She has primarily written in Hindi and regional languages. However, recently Penguin Random House published her first English novel, Padmini. Her works are mostly women...