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Mao’s Children

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Thousands have lost their childhood

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The Robin Hood Tour

Visiting the UK? If you’re a man, pack a pair of tights. What’s on offer is a holiday in the land of a famed 13th-century English outlaw. Like what Lord of the Flies did for Australia,  Ridley Scott’…

Art and the Art of Theft

There is a shadow over the prestigious Princeton University museum of art. The Italian government has served a chargesheet to J Michael Padgett, the curator, for trading in what they term ‘stolen…

The Nimble Giant

The true test of an organisation lies in the manner in which it is able to adapt to changing situations, regardless of its size and the challenges before it. If this one parameter is applied to the…

In Search of Sex

According to Google, the word ‘sex’ is typed in most frequently in Delhi, followed by Jakarta, then Mumbai. India ranks as the second region most interested in searching for ‘sex’. Vietnam (who’d…

China’s Deepening Cavities

When China becomes the next superpower, it will be one with really week teeth. A survey by Beijing Stomatological Hospital shows that no more than 1 per cent of people in Beijing use dental floss,…

Stone Pelting for Soccer

Bangladesh is rated No 157 in the Fifa world rankings, but that means nothing to how seriously they take their football. Recently, students of Bangadesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet…

Finnish Weather Call

Vaisala Oyj, the Finnish company that specialises in instrumentation for weather predictions, may help forecast weather for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. This is the same firm that had supplied…

Bhopal Film

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal has objected to the portrayal of the Bhopal gas tragedy in an upcoming movie tentatively titled Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. Actor Martin Sheen plays…

Wall Art

If Delhi wants to hide its ugly side during the Commonwealth Games scheduled this October, it could borrow a lesson or two from Bangalore’s civic body. For the past few months, the Bruhat Bangalore…

The Female Fan’s Struggle

A male friend calls up and enquires about my whereabouts. I tell him I am watching the football match between Argentina and Nigeria. There is laughter at the other end. “What do you know about…