Heart Attack! The Cardiac Crooks
Cover Story

Heart For Mart Sake

The stent is a life-saver, that is all a patient knows. But, for the doctor, what often hangs in balance is a huge cut, bribes and vacation abroad.

Arushi Bedi
Cover Story
The narrow mesh like tubes made of metal or fibre which are inserted into arteries to revive blood flow to and from the heart.
M.S. Valiathan talks about the need for a national body to control the overuse and misuse of devices like stents
Arushi Bedi Interviews M.S. Valiathan
Jaya Jr
Sasikala, a Jayalalitha or a Janaki redux? That’s a ­million-dollar question for the post-Amma party.
Kavitha Muralidharan
Valley & U.S.
Separatist Kashmiri spirit soars after US president-elect’s ‘terrific’ call to Pak PM
Naseer Ganai
Agusta Scam
No defence scamster has ever been punished. Will a former air chief’s arrest alter it?
Zia Haq
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh talks about his plans to make the state Maoist-free and taking technology to the heart of Bastar
Bhavna Vij-Aurora INTERVIEWS Raman Singh
Despite losses, Maoist insurgency is nowhere close to extinction
Prakash Singh
Triple Talaq
The triple talaq debate pits divorce rights for ­Muslim women against the rights of minorities
Pragya Singh
Rahul’s attacks on Modi become fierce, frequent. The latest, though, has somewhat unnerved BJP.
Bhavna Vij-Aurora, Zia Haq
The bachelor-politician had hurt a lot of interests by being an industrious and committed parliamentarian, who was never seen loitering around the Press gallery
Rajesh Ramachandran
Slovenian beauty Melania Trump is, as far as contemporary conventions go, the best looking first-lady that the US has ever had
Rahul Singh
Put In US
As the Russia bogey grips America, Trump slams the latest charges and names a close Putin friend his top diplomat
Pranay Sharma
Post-Poll Techaway
Indians on H-1B visas in the US are a target for the new president’s warped nationalism. Or is his bark worse than his bite?
Saif Shahin
Cash Demon
The trickle of cash to farm, mandi, mill and consumer churns a flood of grievances in Maharashtra’s sugar belt
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Cash Demon
Going cashless overnight is pushing the informal small-scale industry to make the giant “formal” leap.
Lola Nayar
The three-month-old Reliance SIM has hit the ­telecom ­market hard. How long will the free run last?
Arindam Mukherjee
Spin Punch
Ashwin’s grit, variations, upgradation of skills and meticulous marking of batsmen have made him the world’s No 1 bowler
Qaiser Mohammad Ali
Kiessling is excellent on the ISI under Gen Zia and its pernicious influence, but misses crucial aspects
G. Parthasarathy
A gritty, personalised reconstruction of serial murders in Mumbai proves to be fascinating
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
The Insider
A regular column on the essential buzz
The cultural harvest season of old Madras lives and thrives in a new age. Two sisters on their journey.
Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
Why T.M. Krishna stands both inside and outside the canon
Filmy Flip
Aditya Chopra conceived Befikre as a modern antithesis to DDLJ. But it has been a modern disaster.
Giridhar Jha
Former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey is organising the world’s largest hockey tournament, with 1,458 teams from Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand at 32 venues.
Qaiser Mohammad Ali INTERVIEWS Dilip Tirkey
An honourable Svengali and his Mujib-speaking protege ply their trade in liberated Bangladesh. Imam weaves a hyper-realistic tale of tragedy, farce, idealism and power.
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Even in the still and serene surroundings of his 2,000-acre estate on the Sahayadri slopes in Chikmagalur in the Western Ghats, Ashok Kuriyan can feel the hustle-and-bustle and the pace of the Indian economy. At Balanoor Plantations, the "feelgood" factor has gripped every worker, including its MD Kuriyan. After all, despite a huge rise in input costs, it netted a cool profit of Rs 30 lakh this season, compared to a "no-profit, no-loss situation" in the previous one. "If we had not got the Rs 25 lakh subsidy last year, we would've been in serious trouble," says Kuriyan.