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India Will Never Be the Same Again

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Don’t underestimate its impact. The Women’s Reservation Bill could well redefine India’s political landscape.

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Olympus PEN E-P2

This new type of digital camera is called Micro Four Thirds. While it allows interchangeable lenses like in DSLRs, it is much lighter and slimmer. Even though the E-P2 is only the second Micro Four…

Humans Only Mildly Polygamous

It has long been assumed that, but for the constraints of human society, men would mate with as many women as they could. Tiger Woods is but the most recent example, but the fact remains that human…

The Tax-Exemption Trap

It is an old grouse that I have against philosopher J Krishnamurthy. He asked very deep questions (‘What is the human mind?’) and did not really answer any. I would, in fact, challenge you to point…

The Case for Strategic Silence

The Pokhran desert is a forbidding landscape, barren and without imagination. There is monotony to the whole place. It was here last month that the Indian Air Force made its biggest ever fire-power…

The Mahajans

On a day when Rahul Mahajan upped the TRP ratings for a TV channel and married Dimpy Ganguli on a reality show, his deceased uncle Pravin Mahajan’s ashes had just been immersed. Pravin’s family did…

India This Week

Now, Prepare for a War over Food People seem to be forgetting that there is another populist legislation that the UPA Government is preparing to introduce in the current session of Parliament: the…

Business Briefing 13/03

Cheer in the Job Market, After Two Years The good news was slow in coming but now it’s clear that India Inc is hiring again. The most dynamic sectors that have renewed hiring include: banking,…

Minister Quells Acting Dreams

This is one fire Bengal’s fire services minister stopped even before it started. Pratim Chatterjee, veteran of 17 Bengali films and five tele-serials, recently turned down an offer to play the role…

The Best of the Worst

It was all about Sandra this year. Miss Congeniality actually showed up at the Razzies to take home two of the golden globes. And followed it up with her Oscar win. Besides, a special dis-mention for…

Pakistan Cricket’s Punishing Run

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has always been quick to ban or censure players. Often, these punishments are revoked soon enough. But what happened this week was dramatic even by Pakistan standards…