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The game, the greed, the grime

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Swearing in for the Umpteenth Time

Meghalaya, one of the youngest states in India, has just got its 20th Chief Minister and 24th government. No other state in the country matches this record of instability, dissidence and plain…

Old Men and Hairstyles

For some reason I cannot get rid of a visual in my head that keeps playing in near perpetuity, a visual that does not exist—Dr Shashi Tharoor turning to the camera in slow motion, his hair flying and…

Congress in an Honorary Quandary

It was not supposed to be like this. For the last several years, the Congress leadership has been trying to woo Muslims in the electorally important state of Uttar Pradesh, and just when its efforts…

Manufactured Silence

It was one of those moments that had the potential of becoming iconic. A university campus with a mighty reputation. A gay teacher suspended by the administration after his sexuality was made public…

F16 Jets: To Buy or Not to Buy

At $12 billion, this is the biggest defence deal in the world. Ranged against each other are six of the world’s best fighter aircraft—the Russian MiG-35, American F-16 and F-18, Sweden’s Gripen,…

Business Briefing 24/04

RBI: Gently Does It Reserve Bank of India’s Annual Policy statement for 2010-11 continues on the path of monetary tightening, but prefers a calibrated approach. The RBI often surprises the markets…

India This Week

Congress UP Plans Under Brahmin Influence Downed by his abusive remarks against NCP Chief Sharad Pawar about a month back, Congress leader Satyavrata Chaturvedi seems to have started his upward…

Rafa’s ATP rage

There are few stars in sport as genial as Rafael Nadal. So when he calls the tennis calendar ‘crazy’ and ‘overloaded’, he must be seriously peeved. Nadal once again attacked the punishing tournament…

Indian-spotting at the Pulitzers

The Pulitzer prizes, announced last week, had a few Indian connections. Here’s a list: »The history prize went to US-based investment manager Liaquat Ahamed for his book Lords of Finance: The Bankers…

A Low-Carbon Chain

By the time you read this, the world will have got its first low carbon restaurant chain. Pankaj and Radhika Oswal, an Australia-based Indian entrepreneurial couple, have opened Otarian, a restaurant…