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19th Anniversary Special
It’s a palm-sized electronic alter ego. It both chains us and invests us with a new freedom.
poll
In just 19 years, cellphones have most of us eating out of its screens. This poll reveals the...
profiles
A little bit about the many parallel worlds we live in, drawn together by the collective buzz...
interview
The co-author of Cell Phone Nation looks at our smallest instrument of communication as...
small towns
India’s small towns have grown upwardly mobile—and the mobile has speeded them
Mobiles: a chronology
The mobile’s amazing fecundity can be tracked to the first fire signal
the one without
Landline phones, the internet...now mobiles complete the unholy triad
leap of mind
When men were men, and the Brits were nervous. How would the titans have used social media?
in retrospect
Would a mobile-enabled Emergency have been different?
interview
On the mobile phone, its impact on our lives and the society we live in.
counterpoint
With the same old idiots using it, smart tech doesn’t do too much
phonecam shots
When the camera went pleb with the arrival of the phonecam, everyone but everyone was clicking....
interview
The NID-trained designer works on crafting user experiences on mobile phones.
graphicspeak
India’s telecom history, mapped via the many scams and controversies
the economy
As mobile telephony trickles down to every alley, the industry is looking beyond voice-calls—to...
Motilal Oswal : Spade For Burying Money
interview
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the next wave will come from mobile, the default mode...
cricket
When the mobile phone became the symbol of match-fixing
mobile phone: advertising
They sold it to you on the tube...how over time ads pitched mobile use into the stratosphere
whatsapp
Two decades ago, they’d meet at a water tank here. They are back again, as a Whatsapp group.
personally speaking
From Bookmyshow to Uber via Tripadvisor...and Shaadi.com
...and the losses
For the mobile also stifles wit, wonder and punctures gassy yarns
mobile ties
Heaven’s lost the prerogative, relationships are now being made and broken on mobile phones
vexed & hexed
The troubled tale of my many frustrations with what everyone loves
personally speaking
How stardust from the sky became numbers on my phone
personally speaking
Ringing Endorsement
Bollywood has made enough music around telephones and mobile phones...
Rohit Mehrotra, Vipin Nair
Last Page
I had my epiphany one evening in 1991 in Guruvayur from where I was trying to call the US embassy...
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30 Years
‘ Jis tann lãgé soee jãné ’, a Punjabi saying goes. Only she whose body is hurt, knows.
Gauri Gill | Fri Oct 31, 2014
For The Record
The eminent lawyer writes another open letter to the finance minister: 'I want to show to the...
Ram Jethmalani | Fri Oct 31, 2014
Book Extract
On the 39th death death anniversary of Sachin Dev Burman (October 1, 1906 to October 31, 1975)...
Khagesh Dev Burman | Extracts from S.D. Burman: The World of his Music By Khagesh Dev Burman | Fri Oct 31, 2014
Opinion
Is Surrogacy a human right or reproductive exploitation? Wild variation in regulations worldwide...
Joseph Chamie, Barry Mirkin | Wed Oct 29, 2014
State Snippets
From Burdwan to Birbhum, there is just no dearth of embarrassment for the Trinamool.
Dola Mitra | Wed Oct 29, 2014
Opinion
While railing against the Congress, Modi is actually targeting regional parties. His strategy...
R.K. Misra | Wed Oct 29, 2014
Opinion
Caught on the back foot by the humiliating backfiring of their fantastical Meerut scenario...
Nivedita Menon | Tue Oct 28, 2014
Opinion
Discontent and chaos in West Asia are rooted in treaties drafted at the close of World War I
Marc Grossman, Simon Henderson | Tue Oct 28, 2014
Black Money
The BJP-led central government's latest turnaround raises key questions
Aam Aadmi Party | Mon Oct 27, 2014
View From The USA
Will the war on terror be the template for the Ebola crisis?
Karen J. Greenberg | Mon Oct 27, 2014
Opinion
A certificate from the local, state or central government is not enough. Now business also...
John Morrison | Mon Oct 27, 2014
Book Extract
What better occasion than Diwali, that celebrates the return from exile of Lord Rama, to revisit...
Brij Narayan Chakbast | Extracts from The Taste of Words: An Introduction to Urdu Poetry Edited and Translated by Mir Ali Raza With an introduction by Gulzar | Fri Oct 24, 2014
For The Record
The former law minister writes to the finance minister on the black money issue: 'I strongly...
Ram Jethmalani | Fri Oct 24, 2014
'Committed To Detect The Names, Prosecuting The Guilty And Making Them Public'
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