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The Next War: Are We Ready?

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Lessons from the Kargil War

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Greenback Buzz

With stockmarkets across the world bound northwards, Indian companies are busy raising cash after nearly 12 months of credit squeeze. Close on the heels of metals giant Sterlite raising $1.5 billion…

Moonstruck!

We tried Tom Cruise. But his agent wouldn’t put us through. Obviously. So we did the next best thing. We tracked down Cruise’s neighbour… neighbour on the moon, that is. If you already own the…

Tees That Wink

Walking down Janpath in Delhi not too long ago, I came across a sparsely stocked store, the sort you’d imagine has trouble making the rent. It was selling a plain white T-shirt with a marigold…

The Last Song of Dusk

For those who love Indian classical music, July 2009 will be remembered as a sad month. Both the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions lost great iconic figures, just four days apart. On 16 July, DK…

It’s All about Us

Despite our affection, the Moon is leaving us. It has always been drifting away. One night, it will not be there in the sky. We imagine that night with the mild ache of losing a dependant. After all…

More Hospitals, but Many More Patients

Whenever there’s talk of sunrise sectors in India at assorted industry seminars, the healthcare business unfailingly gets a mention. However, the gulf between demand and supply in this most crucial…

Huiyuan’s Heft

There was a time when brands could become global leaders by focusing on the US alone. Now, a strong presence in Asia-Pacific is vital for them. Homegrown Asians could topple the traditional giants…

The End of Mandal Politics

As the political storm kicked up by Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s barb against Mayawati and the latter’s quick reprisal subsides, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is awakening to a new truth. The Congress is now in a…

The Great Balls of China

Mao may have said don’t have more children, but he didn’t say no to sex. Without any ban on carnal instincts, the Chinese don’t simply pop a little blue pill. Their Viagra is extracted from…

Isro, We Have a Problem

Isro has announced the imminent demise of its first moon mission with an onboard sensor on the spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, failing due to suspected solar radiation. The spacecraft is set to crash onto…