Firebrand revolutionary, renowned administrator, betrayed communist icon. K.R. Gouri will go down in history as one of the tallest leaders of her time and place.
When it comes to life-saving, even India’s jingoists take modern medicine for granted. This is how that happened.
Stories from the spectrum of queer marriage in India, beyond the pale of law and identity.
Millions suffered through terror and upheaval in the turbulent years following the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. One of them was a baby elephant from India.
The people of Banaras witness change coming to the city of ashes.
The Keeladi excavations may alter the world’s ideas about the earliest Indians. But progress hasn’t been smooth for one of the country’s most sensational archaeological projects.
Politics, social tensions, and comedy all found a home in Tamil cinema. The Tamil meme needs all four things to work.
Everything you wanted to know about election forecasting but were afraid to ask.
How cricket got over one of the biggest scandals in its history.
India has big plans for new nuclear power plants. What does it plan to do with the old ones?
In 1974, India boycotted the most consequential tennis tie in its history. It was a moral victory, but it took its toll.
The changeover that revolutionised the Indian movie theatre, and the projectionists who watched it happen.
How Prohibition came to Andhra Pradesh, and how it’s going.
An oral history of ‘Mundian To Bach Ke.’
Evolutionary ecologists keep finding new species in the Western Ghats. Here’s how it happens.
Exactly thirty years ago, an Indo-Japanese contingent set off on an audacious rafting trip on the Brahmaputra.
What it’s like to grow up in one of the chess capitals of the world.
A brief history of the Tezpur mental hospital through epidemics, wars and partitions.
It’s shopping season, and you’re buying the same thing over and over again.
She was shunted out of the history of India’s most prestigious business school. On her birth centenary, a researcher redresses the record.
Name, place, animals: the things that keep horse racing alive in India.
One man’s quest to save a Nilgiris forest, and how it changed Indian environmental law.
From the jungles to the negotiating table, a short history of India’s longest-running insurgency.
An open letter to the Supreme Court changed the way many Indians thought about women’s rights. The rest should be history.
A dog’s life in Gurgaon? It’s not for everyone.
For a few days in 1995, many Indians believed a religious idol had developed a lifelike ability to drink milk.
A personal history of how the internet came home, became magazine fodder, and changed a life
From an English chemist to YouTube cooks via refugees from Rawalpindi, how custard changed India’s sweet tooth
Aristocrats, enigmatic wives, and spymasters in the drama of Sikkim’s merger with India
Twenty-four years ago, two burning planes plunged into the mustard and cotton fields of a Haryana village. It changed the way we fly