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Deal Time

Cover Story

The hustings are over, but the action has just begun as political parties embark on negotiations for government formation.

Stories in this issue

What the Left has Lost

The Communists have come in for opprobrium because they have devalued their own worth Over the past few years the urban middle class’ growing disenchantment with politics has been well documented,…

An Army of Problems in J&K

An SMS joke says south Mumbaikars didn’t vote because there was no valet parking at the booths. There was low voter turnout in Srinagar too, but that’s no laughing matter. As this was being written,…

Meet the Compulsive Loser

He may be the only candidate in this election who prefers to lose than win. Meet 51-year-old K Padmarajan, who runs a tyre puncture and retreading shop near Mettur in Tamil Nadu and is contesting as…

The Show Goes on and on for Raj Kumar Gupta

The first time Raj Kumar Gupta saw Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was with his then girlfriend. Fourteen years have passed since. The door-to-door salesman is now married with three daughters. But one…

Slap the Recession

In a path-breaking judgment in the conservative Wahhabi kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a judge has pronounced that it is legal to slap your wife if she has come back with a big bill from a shopping spree.…

Lonely Heart

Polo, a 36-year-old male has been unattached for the past eight years, since his mate died in 2000. Originally from Ireland, he now lives in a zoo in Bangalore. Zookeepers say Polo is healthy,…

Kasab Lawyer Clubbed Out

Abbas Kazmi, the lawyer of Ajmal Kasab has been sacked as trustee of the Islam Gymkhana for defending the terrorist Abbas Kazmi, the lawyer of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab has been sacked as…

How to Marry a Deepika Padukone

For those in search of a wife who looks like Aishwarya Rai or a husband like John Abraham, bharatmatrimony.com has introduced a new feature. A button called facial search in the website, throws up…

A Rann for your Money

Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann, to the satisfaction of all and especially its maker, has run into trouble with the censor board. The title song, Jana gana mana Rann hai, has offended our national honour as…

The New Lifesaving Garment of Mumbai

After the November terror, it became a discreet part of clothing in the city. An increasing number of peo­ple here are wearing bulletproof vests under their office clothes. Siddharth Saha, a business…