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Wireless Walkman

At Rs 4,990, you may want to give it a second thought, despite the way it is displayed at demo stations across the country. But when you plug it in and see what you can do with it, you feel, oh man,…

Confessions of a Swine Flu Health Official

Mumbai and Pune are in panic over swine flu and as part of a sleeping government, I am a worried man. The healthcare system in Maharashtra is in shambles. In the villages, it is only notional. Swine…

It Was Neither Nehru Nor Jinnah

A cacophonic debate has broken out following the publication of Jaswant Singh’s book on Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The book blames the Partition of India on the marginalisation of Jinnah, the sole…

Screening Out Delhi’s Poverty

Poverty, which usually has foreign tourists gushing with emotion, is going to be hidden for the time being behind bamboo screens for the upcoming Commonwealth games in New Delhi. The authorities have…

A Master’s Degree in Giving

For all those who hero worship mega philanthropists like Bill Gates and Bono and have rued our paltry bank balances, here’s some good news. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has…

Zoom to the Future

Great indeed are the things which in this brief treatise I propose for observation and consideration by all students of nature. I say great, because of the excellence of the subject itself, the…

Third Front Threat in Maharashtra

With elections round the corner, the Congress seems to be getting more grief from its friends than enemies. The party is in a flurry over a move, reportedly by ally Nationalist Congress Party chief…

File Mania

Among the many things that get politicians into a twist during election season, the model code of conduct ranks at the very top. In Maharashtra, where elections are set to be announced, politicians…

The Masketeers of Maharashtra

Politicians in pollbound Maharashtra are in a fix over swine flu. Should they go out among the janata or should they manage from makeshift control rooms? Should they wear face masks or should they go…

The ‘If Only’ History of India

Never in Indian politics has so much controversy centred around one book. Certainly, in India, not even the banning of The Satanic Verses had repercussions on this scale. While this is not the first…