Samanth Subramanian
Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

The suffocating spectre of politics

4 min read . 21 Sep 2016
The foremost achievement of Brahman Naman is its pin-sharp portrayal of quizzing: a subculture uniquely Indian.<br />

The geeks who knew too much

5 min read . 10 Jul 2016
Illustration by Yatish Asthana/Mint<br />

The breathless traveller

8 min read . 18 Jul 2015
Photo: Saisen/Mint<br />

In the beginning was the word

13 min read . 23 May 2015
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<br />Dark and racy: Jackie Shroff (in white kurta) ; and (below) Yasmin Ponappa in stills from Aaranya Kaandam<br />

Playful Tamil noir

2 min read . 27 Jun 2011
<br />Keen eye: Rupika Chawla at her studio in New Delhi. Of the ‘innumerable’ paintings she has examined over the years, she says, ‘just a handful have been real Ravi Varmas’. Amit Agrawal / Mint<br />

The case of the fake Ravi Varmas

7 min read . 11 Oct 2010
<br />Famous Masons: (clockwise from top, left) J.R.D. Tata, Praful Patel, Rajendra Prasad and B.R. Ambedkar.<br />

A brief history

1 min read . 10 Sep 2010
Soccer, sphere and science

Soccer, sphere and science

1 min read . 17 Jun 2010
<br />Water table: (top) G. Nagaraju, a hydrological facilitator, explains a chart comparing rainfall figures with groundwater levels at Krishnapuram village in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh; (below) K<br />

Charting a conservation path

7 min read . 26 May 2010
What is Esma?

What is Esma?

1 min read . 20 May 2010
Why does China undervalue the yuan?

Why does China undervalue the yuan?

1 min read . 08 Apr 2010