19th Anniversary Special
It’s a palm-sized electronic alter ego. It both chains us and invests us with a new freedom.
In just 19 years, cellphones have most of us eating out of its screens. This poll reveals the...
A little bit about the many parallel worlds we live in, drawn together by the collective buzz...
The author of Cell Phone Nation looks at our smallest instrument of communication as it...
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 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?
On the mobile phone, its impact on our lives and the society we live in.
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....
The NID-trained designer works on crafting user experiences on mobile phones.
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
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the next wave will come from mobile, the default mode...
When the mobile phone became the symbol of match-fixing
mobile phone: advertising
They sold it to you on the over time ads pitched mobile use into the stratosphere
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
...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...
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'
View From Israel
The most popular name in the Jewish state? Muhammad. What to do? Simple: you just omit the...
Uri Avnery | Fri Oct 24, 2014
View From Israel
How our governments now talk about human beings.
George Monbiot | Fri Oct 24, 2014
In the climax of Anand , when the audience saw Rajesh Khanna die on-screen, it didn’t bother...
Gautam Chintamani | Extracts from Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna By Gautam Chintamani | Wed Oct 22, 2014
State Snippets
Though suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh has been named by the CBI, rumour has it that the...
Dola Mitra | Wed Oct 22, 2014
The Prime Minister seems to be locked in a game of strip poker with the Congress. One by one...
R.K. Misra | Tue Oct 21, 2014
Opinion a part of the world where the worst case has regularly been the best that’s on offer.
Peter Van Buren | Tue Oct 21, 2014
There's a tectonic shift in the global energy balance of power away from western international...
Deepak Gopinath | Tue Oct 21, 2014
Wikileaks’ revelations of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter highlight a particularly...
Gautam Bhatia | Mon Oct 20, 2014
The documentary filmmaker, journalist, and artist on the fascinating stotries behind her new...
Tom Engelhardt interviews Laura Poitras | Mon Oct 20, 2014
Music in Movies
Those 'who haven’t sung many songs for Hindi films because of not having a star-friendly voice’
Rohit Mehrotra | Fri Oct 17, 2014
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On Oct 19, after the results of the assembly elections...
Poll Started on: Oct 22, 2014
Do you know who is the youngest to win the Nobel prize...
Freya Dasgupta, Rimme Dirchi | Oct 22, 2014

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