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13 Body-Fat Secrets You Need to Know

Is all body fat created equal? Are some body fats actually good for you? These fascinating fat facts will change how you think about the human body
Illustrations by Mark Smith
True Stories

Stowaway in the Landing Gear

The thrilling story of a teen who made a daring escape from Cuba—in the frigid belly of a transatlantic DC-8 jet. An RD Classic from the January 1970 edition

Illustrations by Mike Lowery
Humour

What's Your Excuse?

We asked RD readers to share their all-time favourite cover stories from real life. Here's what they shared.

Ramu Dosapati helping a woman pack food essentials at a giveaway point. Credit: Twitter @dsramu (Ramu Dosapati)
True Stories

Good News: A Rice ATM for Needy Folk, New Hope for Recycling Plastic and Little Homes for India's Strays

Our monthly dose of inspiring individuals, bright ideas and fascinating research that will brighten your day.   

Bandeep Singh
RD Classics

Forever Dev

An RD interview from our September 2003 edition with the Bollywood legend we lost a decade ago this year

(Left) After arriving at the royal palace of Allada, Jay was given traditional Beninese attire (right). Credit: Martha Asencio Rhine/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press
Features

Reunited By Science: A Royal Revelation

Millions of people have used commercial DNA tests to trace their family trees. For a few lucky folks, the results have been life-changing, introducing them to relatives they had lost long ago—or never knew existed. This is one of them. 

Illustrations by Siddhant Jumde
RD Classics

The Remarkable Life and Work of Salim Ali

The story of the great scientist, who inspired three generations of Indian naturalists. From RD's November 1988 issue

Poster for Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
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Better Living

5 Timeless Skills for a Changing Job Market

The world of work is in perpetual beta, but these irreplaceable abilities can help you stay ahead

The Perils of Indifference
Conversations

The Perils of Indifference

Holocaust-survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, delivered this speech on 12 April 1999, at the White House, as a part of the Millennium Lecture series. An edited version of his address.

No Pills Required: How Physiotherapy Can Help
Health & Wellness

No Pills Required: How Physiotherapy Can Help

Can physiotherapy relieve aches and pains—and even prevent some surgeries?

Reunited By Science:
Features

Reunited By Science: "This is my Daughter"

Millions of people have used commercial DNA tests to trace their family trees. For a few lucky folks, the results have been life-changing, introducing them to relatives they had lost long ago—or never knew existed. This is one of them. 

True Stories

"I Didn't Know How Long I'd Survive"

With his leg caught in the sharp, whirling teeth of a gigantic corn conveyor and no one around to hear his cries for help, this farmer grabbed his pocketknife and did the unthinkable

Karuna Ezara Parikh's Favourite Reads
Culturescape

Karuna Ezara Parikh's Favourite Reads

Karuna Ezara Parikh has hosted travel shows, modelled, worked with NGOs and as a journalist for 15 years before she moved to Kolkata to write her first novel, The Heart Asks Pleasure First, which released late last year to rave reviews.