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The World according to Children

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Life, love, India, the world, violence, politics, ice-cream: what's on their minds

Stories in this issue

Obama’s Virtual Control

Barack Obama may have used the Internet to great effect in his presidential campaign, but provisions in a new Bill could allow him to switch off the Net during a national emergency. The Bill, which…

Love Party

Matuk Nath Choudhary, the Patna University professor whom news channels promptly christened Love Guru for his extramarital affair with a student half his age, has launched the Prem Party. In its 12-…

Self Service

In this election, political parties are learning a new lesson: take too long to decide on a candidate and your favourite might switch sides. Nafisa Ali, the Samajwadi Party’s replacement for Sanjay…

Guns and Bosses

It's raining criminals this election season, New Delhi-based outfits Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have said in a report. Analysing the affidavits filed…

Victims of Red Terror

The Mullick family of Augram, about 135 km northwest of Kolkata, are the latest victims of a CPM boycott. This joint family of four brothers and their families were warned, after youngest brother…

Recession Party

You’ve seen them monkey around on screen. Now, get set to see them campaign for this election. The country’s best known comedians have come together as candidates for humorist Jaspal Bhatti’s…

Booby Trap

BY NOW, everyone’s bored of the Lara Dutta-Kelly Dorjee and Dino Morea stories. In fact, Lara’s professional life has been far more interesting. The former Miss Universe will be seen next in Blue…

Fellowship of the Beautiful People

In your mind, is Medha Patkar vertical or horizontal? I imagine her horizontal, always going somewhere on the arms of lady cops, her face so distraught by it all. If you imagine her vertical, we can…

A War’s Best Gift

I saw them first in the shadow of Kabul’s infamous Ghazi Stadium, where the Taliban used to execute people. A pallid dusk was falling over the dusty city, and I spotted this group of young men…

It’s Only Words

Waiters, drivers and watchmen in Mumbai are all writing Hindi film scripts. And they are waiting for that call that will change their lives forever. The one that never comes Debobrata Vishwas, a tiny…