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The New Fab 5

Cover Story

It is time to accept it. The core of Indian cricket has finally changed. For all its ills, IPL II gave them the stage to prove themselves

Stories in this issue

Hear, Hear. But Do Listen

Denying an accused bail for as long as two years is by any standards a travesty of justice. It is good therefore that the campaign for the release of Binayak Sen has finally achieved its objective.…

Why They Always Fight Over Portfolios

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has persuaded DMK chief M Karunanidhi to give up his claim over surface transport and shipping, telecommunications and environment ministries. Mamata Banerjee, however,…

Stuck in Traffic? Read MumBaee

Exasperating traffic jams and lengthy rides are so typical of India’s big cities. Those who stay in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore will more than agree that commuting by road is a daily problem. But out…

Farex for Calves

One of the fundamental truths of life that you pick up at primary school is that like babies, calves drink milk. Not in Kolhapur, though. The Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari Dugdha Utpadak Sangh, a milk…

It’s Over for Archie

Archie is getting married. In the next issue of the comic, the eternal teenager is all set to go down on bended knee and pop the question. But after 60 years of speculation, the real big question on…

Jesus in Jeans

A church in East Sussex in the UK has unveiled a statue of Jesus clad in loose jeans. Teamed with this, the Lord sports a loose, short-sleeved shirt, mostly unbuttoned. His hair and beard are trimmed…

A Strange and Shameful Address

Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red light area, is also home to a large middle class population with day jobs and other reputable traits. But the Kamathipura branding means residents here find it hard to get…

Katrina, Akon, Big Bucks and er... Cricket

It’s silly to think the IPL, despite its ever-expanding line up of disgraceful sideshows, is still about cricket After the final extravaganza, the IPL well and truly feels like a job one does only…

Clash of the Nimbu Paanis

This summer, the beverage market isn’t seeing a battle of dark cola bubbles. The war has gone grey-green and fizzless, with Pepsi and Parle Agro launching their first ever line of lime refreshers.…

Man Who Made You Bulge with Happiness

Have you heard the one about the man who got Viagra stuck in his throat? He got a stiff neck.  In 1998, those other stiff necks at the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology to…