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The Hottest Hoax in the World

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An Acceptable Human Behaviour

In the aftermath of a huge natural disaster, like the earthquake that struck Haiti, people behave in unpredictable ways. Sometimes, their actions are so shocking, so odd, that you would think…

Kicked Hard and Laid Low

Is this the beginning of the end for Manchester United? If you directed this question a few months ago, for instance, at people on Chester Street, a curling freekick away from the club’s home Old…

Serial Agitators

Each time Yasin Malik makes a public appearance in Delhi, he finds himself shouted down by a group of angry protestors. Here’s who they are. This was the fourth time they had crashed his party. By…

Meet Mrs Malik

Mushaal is the kind of face the cameraman would pick up in a packed cricket stadium. She is the sort of girl who would keep as souvenirs the cinema tickets of her first-ever date. She is a girl in…

The One That Got Away

Had private TV news channels been around while Jyotibabu ran Bengal, his misgovernance would have been exposed much earlier. 14–16 MAY 1979 Many, many hapless and poor settlers—all refugees from…

Khadoos Manoos

Fifty years ago, when Maharashtra became a separate state of India, its founding fathers would never have dreamt it could collapse inwards under the weight of insularity, ignorance and intolerance.…

Convenient Untruths

There are gaping holes in the armour of Al Gore’s Nobel Prize-winning global warming advocacy. On 11 October 2007, a day before the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to former US Vice-President…

Business Briefing 30/01

Searching for Credibility in the Snow Sometimes any news can be good news. Last year’s edition of capitalism’s backslapping camaraderie conclave in the alpine resort of Davos was unusually sombre…

India This Week

Sibling Rivalry and Other Troubles Tamil Nadu Will the much-awaited transfer of power by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to his beloved younger son MK Stalin in June this year be a smooth…

Crush Hour for Working Moms

School timings vary so much in India that we don’t know if this applies here. But if a study conducted by a Britain-based transport firm is to be believed, it is exactly at 8.25 am that working moms…