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Troubled at Home

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P Chidambaram’s big battle lies within his party.

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Anil Ambani’s Dream Falters

Retd Colonel RL Sharma, 75, is an angry investor today. He has been a shareholder of Reliance Group since 1978, when he purchased Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on the stock market a few months after…

Why Hayek Matters

Friedrich August von Hayek is not a name most of us are familiar with. Indeed, he would have been amused, and perhaps even felt vindicated, being the liberal free marketeer he was, that the Hayek…

Relocation Rumpus

First, grasp the human scale of this exercise: resettlement of about 350,000 people or 65,000 families in more than 1,500 villages across the country. Even the Sardar Sarovar dam, India’s biggest…

A Midsummer Adventure For Children

Pia, who plays Dorothy in The Shehenshah of Azeemo, an Indian adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, was surprised to find an eight-year-old girl sneak backstage during a performance and ask her point blank…

How Much Choice Can You Handle?

As consumers, even the rich among us are only getting our toes wet. Indian uber-shoppers who spot Colman’s mustard in local supermarkets may whirl in delight. But even with 20 mustard brands to…

Samsung Konect Plus Monitor

Geeks will look behind a gadget before they begin to fidget with it. Even pseudo geeks will harp about the importance of a 3.5 mm jack on a cellphone. When I came across this new monitor, I simply…

After the US Meltdown, a Eurozone Crisis

It’s not a bloodbath yet, but the signs on Dalal Street don’t make for happy reading. In just a month, the gains made by Indian stockmarkets have been grievously eroded, and with blue chips getting…

Gulp! They were Big

The fascination with dinosaurs may have something to do with the movies, but even without having to worry about doomsday scenarios and T Rexs on the loose, the largest creatures ever to walk on earth…

Bum Bum Bole

What strikes you about Children of Heaven is its rootedness. Apart from the story of the bond between siblings, it is a fascinating tour through the by- lanes of a section of Tehran that looks as old…

India This Week

Ghost Terrorist, Done in by Friends The man who was dubbed ‘Ghost Terrorist’ in Kashmir, has finally met his nemesis. Top militant commander Basharat Saleem, who managed to escape repeatedly from…