The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence

How soon will robots steal our jobs? Asks Neha Pant Ever since Wipro, one of India’s top software services company announced the launch of Holmes, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform in June, paranoid the... Read More...

A World Without Men

Alice Sharma on Elle magazine’s new campaign that looks at gender gap in the workspace by photoshopping men out of pictures to demonstrate how lonely and rare it is for women to be on top. What would the world... Read More...

Reviving Letter Writing

A report by Mihika Jindal on how the Bengaluru based, The Indian Handwritten Letter Co. is bringing the age old, almost forgotten art back to life The postman knocks on the door, handing over a dusty brown env... Read More...

Triple Talaq and the Uniform Civil Code

With 59 per cent of divorced Indian Muslim women having gone through triple talaq, a practice outlawed in many Muslim majority nations, Muslim women’s rights cannot be ignored, writes Anusha Azees. In a paradox... Read More...

Photography: The Past is the Present

Ritam Sengupta accompanies photographer Twisha to a 100 year old photo studio and tries to comprehend how commercial studios might have encountered the transition from analog to digital As the demand for manic... Read More...

No Bad Blood

Alice Sharma meets the social entrepreneur who risked everything to make women’s hygiene and menstruation a topic of public conversation He is self-effacing with a charming smile on his face as he stands with ... Read More...

The Kathputli Colony Myth

Sonali Verma and photographer Dipnendu Choudhury explore the famed alleys of the Kathputli Colony in New Delhi, only to realise that the magic of its name is long dead and now part of folklore. It is home to l... Read More...

Who Is Durga?

Sinjini Sengupta tries to solve the mystery of the goddess and discovers herself in the process. The idol of Durga will come across as a strange paradox, unless your eyes are conditioned to step into a pa... Read More...

Understanding War Economics

A large chunk of the Indian population has been crying for a war against Pakistan, but does war make economic sense to either countries, asks Anusha Azees.   Indo-Pakistan War (1947), Sino-Indian War (1962... Read More...

17th Century Rajasthani Tantra

This ancient esoteric art looks like contemporary paintings, writes Neha Pant. We’ve all seen the Mandana paintings of Rajasthan, the hallmarks of the Meena tribe where women paint detailed motifs on their mud... Read More...

Betting on Modest Fashion

The consumers of high-fashion no longer live in the West and the hijab is re-defining the rules of high fashion, writes Anusha Azees. This month, a moment of history was created at the New York Fashion Week wh... Read More...

Whose River Is It Anyway?

Arjita Singh gives a background to the Karnataka water crisis and explains how its roots lie in a mismanaged political problem that has existed for over 125 years. Thirteen years ago, economist S. Janakarajan ... Read More...

How to Survive an Acid Attack

Reshma Qureshi is determined to show the world that acid attack survivors are much more than mere victims of tragedy, Neha Pant reports. She was walking to take an exam with her sister Gulshan, when Gulshan's ... Read More...

The Beauty Myth

In a time where youth is a constant obsession, Paromita Bardoloi speaks to seven women above 30 on ageing and how accepting the natural process of life has made them value the gifts of time.  The market is flo... Read More...