Sarah Pinto on the fascinating Indian dream analysis study that inspired her new book, exploring relationship between ethics and counter ethics
Pinto’s new book The Doctor & Mrs. A. is culled from conversations between Satya Nand and 'Mrs. A.', with a fascinating exploration of the relationship between ethics and counter ethics.
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories
Kirpal Kazak is among six short story writers who have been awarded this prestigious Rs. 1,00,000 purse for his collection of stories in Punjabi, Antheen (Endless).
Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
Amitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain
Alpa Shah on Nightmarch, her Orwell Prize-longlisted account of journeying into India’s Naxal heartland
Alpa Shah’s journey through India's Naxal belt with a guerrilla platoon is documented in her 2018 book, Nightmarch. This year, the title has been longlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize for Political Writing.
Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestyles
Till the 1920s, Indians did not know about the existence of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Claude Lévi-Strauss was an eminent figure in French philosophy who considerably altered the then-prevalent Western outlook towards culture and civilisation
In a significant development in research on human evolution, scientists have found that a very primitive ape-like ancestor which was hitherto considered a native of only Eurasia had existed in India too.
Portraits of the 'primitive': The Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, are the subject of a new exhibition
Fanil Pandya's photos of the Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, will change your perceptions of 'tribal' people
Today Google celebrated British archaeologist Mary Leakey’s hundredth birthday with an illustrated Doodle. The Doodle shows Mary Leakey, born Mary Nicol...