The cold breath of seasonal affective disorder stalls lives. Diagnosis, self-help and light help.
There will never be a clear settlement to the age-old arguments about Dhakai and Calcutta cuisines. But Kasturi certainly holds its own in the heart of Calcutta...
Burying the dead is a Hindu tradition too—surely in south India. Jaya’s burial ritual sparks fresh discussion.
It’s a $2-billion industry on testosterone. But dietary supplements can be extremely hazardous for you.
Modern couples are more aware of the impermanence of marriage in India’s transitioning culture. Yet, monogamy is not out of style, writes Smita Deshmukh
On a detour from the straight and narrow, Stuti Agarwal enters a realm of endless possibilities opened up by asking one question: can we love more than one person at a time?
Did Savita Bhabhi stand for a common fetish in Indian men: a sexual liaison with older women, wonders Devanik Saha
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu on how online shopping has opened up a world of sex and erotica products to Indian women
Apsara Reddy thinks there’s no real place in the heart of a man for a transgender woman
Kinky sex isn’t new in the land of Kama Sutra. Typically, BDSM challenges gender stereotypes. Here, consent is given proactively. Its power lies in our ability to withdraw it, says Jaya Sharma
Celibacy is couched in deep lord-love, scriptural fear-mongering or worn as a badge in a goal-driven life. Amrita Narayanan writes on the ways of ascetic and power celibacy.
Celibacy needn’t be the kind the Mahatma took at age 38. Temporary abstention, too, can help you emerge as a more capable person, says Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
When Harish Iyer thought of invading the heteronormative domain of marriage, little did he know it could involve being panned for casteism
The digital age has held up a salad bowl of the sexual. Paromita Vohra looks at the polyphonic eco-system of desire and custom of young, ‘liberated’ Indians.
Married women are the new ‘infidels’. Far from feeling guilty, they thrive on the secret attraction, writes Priya Pathiyan.
Psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar on sexuality and intimate relations in modern India...
If society is the sum of its contraries, can BDSM coexist with khap?
A lashing of the unclothed female form in all its dramatic warmth
Without rape, Indian machismo is incomplete. It seeks security and upholds honour through violence on the other, argues Shiv Visvanathan.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu recounts a wife’s tale of matrimonial horror
Loneliness despite high-speed ‘hook ups’. Is love’s labour lost in the digital age, asks Shyam Bhat
What does buying sex do to men? And what about women’s fantasies of freedom? Nishtha Gautam traces the contours of ‘prostitution by choice’
Meet some of the women who have taken to travelling solo across the Indian landscape
My friend offered no sage advice to Jayalalitha, at best was her messenger
Cafe Mercara Express at ITC Chola has one mantra: 'Carefully selected. Mindfully prepared.'
Why did the greatest movement of the south fail to redeem its emancipatory promise?
The Non-Brahmin Manifesto attacked injustice; the Justice Party sought a remedy by the earliest adoption of reservation and secularisation by law.
This is also the bicentennial of the event that made the Dravidian identity possible: the publishing of proof, in 1816, that this was a distinct language family
The centrality of Tamil culture within the Dravidian space may have been an error of the imagination.Even history reflected chauvinistic trends...
A century failed to give us any Dalit Tamil CM, sustain a single Dalit academic institution, or bring Dalit castes into the Dravidian fold
After afflicting the urban population, diabetes is spreading tentacles in rural India
Charles Taylor’s philosophy speaks to the conditions of the modern world...in a common language. And it’s deeply plural, in an Indian way.
Blackmail, bullying, shaming and ogling—all part of the cyber world that is increasingly our public space
Every internet user has become a 'Modern Major General'--and if we shouldn't find each other ludicrous, it's because we are all dressed in patchwork uniforms of information
What if the science of prediction is a fictive process and nothing more? Is the future, then, even if loosely knowable, specifically unpredictable?
All that Islam needs for an inclusive, humane future is present in its own resources—scriptural and modern
The more we endeavour with science, the more we realise we do not know
When the Anthropocene winter does come, what will it do to our food?
Excerpts from a conversation between five diverse voices—architect Raj Rewal, activist Bezwada Wilson, conservationist A.G.K. Menon, poet-linguist Rukmini Bhaya Nair and artist-photographer Dayanita Singh
Books were once engaged in with lusty physicality. Now, a tablet’s cool glow gives quiet satisfaction.
It’s the season of predictions, so let’s be audacious: Twitter will be the human race’s #pathtosurvival
Narcissism is everywhere. Leave the selfie alone.
Is the planet itself being changed by humans? All other futures are entailed in this one.
Confession: I took a Facebook daily-fix break before writing this. Pl like and share!
Siddhartha Mishra on Pokemon mania, a gateway to VR revolution
Bibek Bhattacharya takes a look at five unique apps that cover all your wandering and vacationing needs
Stuti Agarwal on the ephemeral Snapchat
Dating apps foster relationships with no strings attached
Skype keeps the flame alive across 500 miles or more
Stuti Agarwal on the Instagram experience
LinkedIn connects job-seekers and providers
Wikipedia stores all the free-flowing information we need
Forget sloth! Fitness apps are here to exorcise the lazy monster in you
WhatsApp did what Facebook couldn’t—it reached most of our tier-III towns and villages alongwith internet and smartphone
Apps serving up law are already active; many new ideas await developers
Choice has shrunk for virtual Jack Sparrows—alas, writes Martand Badoni. Then there’s Netflix.
There are new ways to depose the emperor of maladies