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Framed As A Terrorist

Framed As A Terrorist

By Mohammad Aamir Khan

Click here to buy Framed As A Terrorist I was acquitted in five more cases between April and July 2001. The acquittals gave me hope that I would be released soon and could look after Abbu and Ammi who seemed to be ageing very fast because of the trauma of seeing their son in jail. Abbu said to get justice one had to have hands [...]

The Hunter’s Friends

The Hunter’s Friends

By Jim Corbett

Click here to buy The Hunter's Friends Kunwar Singh was the first to visit me that day of days when I was given my first gun. He came early, and as with great pride I put the old double-barrelled muzzle-loader into his hands he never, even by the flicker of an eyelid, showed that he had seen the gaping split in [...]

The Fortunate Tiger

The Fortunate Tiger

By Jim Corbett

Click here to buy The Fortunate Tiger The Fish of My Dreams I was returning one day towards the latter end of March, after visiting a village on the Kedarnath pilgrim route, when, as I approached a spot where the road runs close alongside the Mandakini river, and where there is a [...]

The Invisible Man from Salem

The Invisible Man from Salem

By Christoffer Carlsson

Click here to buy The Invisible Man from Salem When I wake up it’s dark, and I just know that something has happened. Out of the corner of my eye I see something flashing. Across the road, the wall of the building opposite is struck by a bright-blue flashing light. I get out of bed and go to the kitchenette, drink a [...]

Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond

Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond

By Shyam Bhatia

Click here to buy Bullets and Bylines The thirty-fivemen and women lying dead before me were each shot with a single bullet that made a muffled ‘pop’ as it passed through their heads. Only minutes earlier we were fellow passengers on the Kabul to Kandahar bus that was [...]

The Patiala Quartet

The Patiala Quartet

By Neel Kamal Puri

Click here to buy The Patiala Quartet Michael was, of course, a man of action. He was ‘Michael on the Cycle’ at this stage, but later on in life, he would graduate to being ‘Mike on the Bike’. Even on the bicycle, he managed to speed around as though he were trying to shake off a swarm of bees. And zip around as he might, [...]

Remember to Forget

Remember to Forget

By Neel Kamal Puri

Click here to buy Remember to Forget He had stepped off the train at the Old Delhi Railway Station in his red turban. There was a press of cabbies vying to relieve him of his bag and herd him to their taxis. He had instinctively picked one with a red turban. ‘Where to, sardarji?’ asked the taxi driver. ‘Janakpuri,’ he [...]

On My Terms

On My Terms

By Sharad Pawar

Click here to buy On My Terms ‘Chandrashekhar Doesn’t Change His Mind Three Times a Day’ FRIENDSHIP AND POLITICS DO not necessarily go arm in arm. It’s good as long as it lasts, as they say. As long as there is no conflict of interest. A practising politician has [...]

East of Suez

East of Suez

By Alice Perrin

Click here to buy East of Suez The Summoning of Arnold One of the many lessons that the great Mother India instils into the hearts of her white foster children is to sympathise with one another’s troubles and misfortunes however trivial or however [...]

We Are All Stardust

We Are All Stardust

By Stefan Klein

Click here to buy We Are All Stardust Stefan Klein in conversation with V.S. Ramachandran Hindus and Buddhists also believe in reincarnation. As a scientist, you could hardly agree with that. Are you sure? I don’t expect to come back as a dog or pig—that’s nonsense. But things look different when, instead of [...]

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