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Power of Two

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Why they are the best in the world. In their own words.

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“We cannot afford not to be here”

Q After leaving India unnoticed for over 50 years, how come you have included five Indian properties in your 2010 listing? A Jacques Chauvin: There’s been awareness that we do not have a presence…

His Inner Demons

In the living memory of the people of Indora, a small village on the outskirts of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, no one ever remembers having seen police commandos. Of course, as a member of the Muslim…

Once a Comrade

Philip M Prasad was 24 when he planned and led one of the most notorious Naxal uprisings in Kerala in November 1968. He and about 50 others attacked the Madras Special Police camp in the north Kerala…

Confessions of a Ladies’ Undergarment Salesman

I had a cosmetics shop in a market. Once I was walking around the market when I saw someone with a box of lingerie. I didn’t know everything that was in the box. But I bought the goods for Rs 500. I…

Business Briefing 27/02

Railway Budget as Her Manifesto High-on-populism-low-on-vision is a fairly accurate descriptor for most things Mamata Banerjee does. And she stayed true to form in her avatar as the Railway…

Don’t Negotiate with Naxals

Those advocating talks with the Naxals should read the Maoist constitution and check what kind of room there is to negotiate. As the CPI (Maoist), or Naxals, and the Government face off, the real…

India This Week

New Faces in the Prime Minister’s Office The waves being created by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s all-out effort to revive the party in the Hindi belt have started to threaten Kerala’s virtual…

No Blind Spot for My Name is Khan

It’s concern with the specially abled doesn’t end with Asperger’s Syndrome. The film is the first Hindi movie to be released in cinemas with audio description (AD). Audio description is essentially a…

No Cozy Deal

Rizwan ultimately stood up for Rizwan. Kolkata, while pleased, wants to see filmstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) go the whole hog and do justice to his reel-life namesake. Buoyed by the success of a vocal…

India’s Warsaw Pact

First, the chicken tikka conquered Britain, now it’s taking over restaurant kitchens in Poland. According to Devender Singh, owner of Maharaja, the first Indian restaurant to set shop in Warsaw,…