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False Alarm

Cover Story

What the climate warriors never want you to know

Stories in this issue

Confessions of a FarmVille Addict

How work, leisure and aliens called Nofs get in the way of a cyberfarmer devoted to his land. The editor caught me playing FarmVille (FV) in office. Well, not exactly. But, he knows that I play FV.…

Let the Champagne Wait

January 2008. As it snowed fero­ciously in the Swiss hill town of Davos, global leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting to contemplate whether, in the event of a fierce economic…

Can This Man Save the BJP?

Nitin Gadkari is set to take over a party that desperately needs victories. A look at what his formula might be. Saffron flag wavers and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ sloganeers in New Delhi may have rallied around…

Business Briefing 28/11

Valuations in Vogue How much is that coral reef? Commissioned by the G8 and the UN, a clutch of scientists, economists and policymakers have calculated the value of complex environmental systems in…

India This Week

Done In by the Chinese The CPM, which is facing a severe crisis in its strongholds of West Bengal and Kerala, has also experienced a severe disappointment at the international communist conclave it…

How to Help Your Battery

In the past year, I had to replace my cellphone and laptop primarily on account of a dead battery. Perhaps I should have gone in for a new battery, but Moore’s Law being what it is, the temptation to…

The Ghost of a Lost Final

Anand Amritraj should have been on top of the world. He travelled the globe, had his pick of women to date, and made a handsome living playing tennis, a sport that he loved. Amritraj was the second…

“I Don’t Like Attention”

Nitin Gadkari opens up to answer his critics and also discuss his achievements and strengths. Q Are you reluctant to be the BJP chief? A I have never wanted to be in the limelight. I don’t like…

My Crippled Testimony

I was Central Government witness (CGW) No 24, says the Liberhan Commission report on Ayodhya released this week. I never knew it all these years. I did depose before the Liberhan Commission on…

Governor seeks Bulletproof Bedroom

Surely you’ve never heard of Jagannath Pahadia. Nor had we, until we discovered that the 77-year-old Haryana Governor had put in what has to be one of the most bizarre gubernatorial requests. Pahadia…