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Dope Test: Why is India Scared?

Cover Story

Why BCCI is resisting random drug tests

Stories in this issue

“The US will be back in a big way”

Norbert Walter, chief economist of Deutsche Bank Group and CEO of Deutsche Bank Research, recently visited India. He spoke to Open about the recession and America’s place in the global order. Q Stock…

Poison Plant

Nagarkoil is a small town in the Kanyakumari district of southern Tamil Nadu. You need to cross it on your way to Kudankulam, where the Nuclear Power Corporation of India is building two nuclear…

Who Is an Indian Nuclear Scientist?

Undaunted by the submarine’s second-strike capability, the Prime Minister’s wife assaulted it with a coconut. Gods were further invoked through a brief puja. And India’s first nuclear-powered…

Manmohan’s India

Make no mistake: it’s no bits-and-pieces politician in the PM’s chair; it’s a statesman pushing India in an irrevocable policy direction. When Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister in 2004, there was…

What Is BCCI’s Problem?

Tests are not dead for Wada (World Anti Doping Agency). For this relatively faceless but powerful institution, deceptively headquartered in innocent Montreal, the more tests there are the better.…

From Item Girl to Item Bride

A day after NRI businessman Elesh Parujanwala beat 15 other contestants to become Rakhi Sawant’s chosen fiance, he told reporters during a press conference, “Titles really don’t bother me, but I will…

“Rakhi Sawant Is Loved by All”

Q How do you imagine your married life to be? A Just like any girl who is getting married, I wish for a happy married life with a husband and family who will love me for what I am. I will do my best…

Its Exalted Dryness

Tell the cab driver to take you straight to Hotel Sarovar, and ask for Room No 213. It’s the only hotel room in Pushkar with a balcony directly over the lake, and the closest you will get to it with…

The Happy Bend?

It’s a season of such pleasant surprises for automakers that many executives around the world are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief. Detroit-survivor Ford recorded positive sales figures after…

Ray of Hope

As far as ambitions go, PM Manmohan Singh’s target of generating 20 gigawatts of solar power in the country by 2020 would rank right on top. The National Solar Mission hopes the plan would help solve…