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Who's that man?

He’s the one parents of young boys in Bangladesh should be wary of. His job is to draw students into the terror fold, and to ensure that an attacker’s background is not very different from that of his targets, finds Sonia Sarkar

He is in a tee and a pair of blue jeans. The goatee is well trimmed. He is a teacher in a private university in Dhaka, and a member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical organisation in Bangladesh. When he is not teaching young students, he seeks to... | Read»


Place for a safety net

Vinupriya took her life last week, humiliated by the morphed images of her naked body posted on a social media site. Experts warn that the spike in Internet traffic brings with it an increase in online sexual crimes. Measures must be taken urgently to save lives, they tell T.V. Jayan

Sangeeta (not her name) was 25 and working for a private company in Mumbai when she suddenly told her family that she was going to quit her job and stay at home. Her parents were flummoxed, but... | Read»


Jingle all the way

How the Air India Maharaja earned his stripes, how a little-known model came to be known as the iconic Cadbury girl, how A.R. Rahman nearly left India for good... Ad veteran Ambi Parameswaran chronicles the evolution of Indian advertising in a new book. Excerpts: 

How to sell airline travel to Indians in a post-Mughal, post-British Raj, independent India? Make them feel like a Maharaja, of course. The Air India Maharaja was the brainchild of the puckish,... | Read»


When oil and water mixed

Hassan Patel was one of Dawood Ibrahim’s delivery men. Now retired, he recalls in a conversation with Velly Thevar the time when smuggled gold was called Marie and Glucose biscuits — or Cadbury chocolates

He is four feet, five inches tall, but one cannot miss Hassan Patel - alias Hassan Zallar. His eyes are not co-ordinated and he looks like he has accidentally walked out of a circus. His pointy... | Read»


Once bitten,Twice high

When he directs a film, Ribhu Dasgupta keeps the fan in him all reined in. ‘But it comes out once in a while,’ the director of TE3N tells Sharmistha Ghosal

Something about Ribhu Dasgupta reminds you of the lead character of his film, TE3N. Like John Biswas, the role played by Amitabh Bachchan, Dasgupta is quietly tenacious. Biswas waited for nearly... | Read»