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  • UK rapper behind IS beheadings?

    "Chillin' with my homie or whatever is left of him"- so said the chilling caption of an image that L Jinny, a British rap singer of Egyptian origin whose real name is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, tweeted of himself in August this year, which showed him holding up a severed human head. L Jinny, spy...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 5:15am
  • UK rapper may be behind ISIS beheadings

    "Chillin' with my homie or whatever is left of him"- so said the chilling caption of an image that L Jinny, a British rap singer of Egyptian origin whose real name is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, tweeted of himself in August this year, which showed him holding up a severed human head. L Jinny, spy...

    Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9:15am
  • Streams of consciousness in a foreign land

    Nothing much happens in Odysseus Abroad, Amit Chaudhuri’s latest novel, his sixth. Ananda, the protagonist, gets up, in the morning, potters about his London studio flat, makes tea, does riyaaz, walks down to his professor’s lodgings for a tutorial and then to his landlord’s restaurant to pay rent...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 6:22pm
  • Celebrating Habitat – the real, the virtual & the imaginary

    The morning after an exhibition opening is usually the quietest time in a gallery — the muah-muah crowd of art lovers is presumably sleeping off the champagne, and there is generally none but the art to commune with. But that's not the case with 'Celebrating Habitat – The Real, The Virtual &...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 8:12am
  • Mad about yellow: India's love affair with gold

    We worship it, buy it for investment, wear it as jewellery, weave it into cloth and even eat it. India's love affair with gold crosses the boundaries of religion and also class — and reaches its zenith in the run-up to Diwali. "We buy at least a small gold coin in our family every Dhanteras and get...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 9:09am
  • What leads to child labour?

    Though Kailash Satyarthi made the nation proud with his Nobel Peace Prize, many in rural India, like Ramesh Bhuiyan*, don't see child labour as a crime. In fact, they find succour in it. dna had, on Saturday, published a report about a 13-year-old boy, Manoj, who was rescued by Satyarthi's Bachpan...

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 5:16am
  • Go green - take a lift

    'Ride sharing' is a convenient way to beat congestion and commuter blues. Gargi Gupta looks at 'car' service providers in different metros

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:26am
  • 13-year-old boy rescued by Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan tells his story

    Manoj*, 13, from Chatra district, Jharkhand, rescued by Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan, tells dna's Gargi Gupta how a contractor duped him in the name of providing him with education. He's so happy at Mukti Ashram that he doesn't want to return home. Here he explains it all:

    Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • Mee Mumbaikar or Saddi Dilli: A tale of two cities

    SoBo soirees or Sangeet Natak Akademi concerts? Bollywood fashion or bring-it-on bling? Vada pav or butter chicken? Starry dos or political parties? The Mumbai-Delhi faultlines are quite clearly drawn. dna delves deeper into what really separates India's national capital from its financial centre

    Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 6:45am
  • Book Review: The Lives of Others

    Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker prize for The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee talks to Gargi Gupta about the inspiration behind his second novel

    Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 6:45am