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Her Walk Home

Soon after daylight fades in the busy metropolis of New Delhi, something else begins to swirl over its neon-lit roads. An uneasy disquiet, a sense of foreboding that casts a shadow behind the lone…

The Joke’s on Who?

A cat fight of sorts has broken out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress over a website that does not belong to either. The BJP issued a legal notice to the Congress on 25 September…

Bungling in Kashmir

The recent and not-so-recent violence in the Kashmir Valley has often been attributed to the political aspirations of its people. But a large part of the problem also stems from the fact that, as in…

BJP Govt in Trouble

With rising political instability, it is becoming clear that Karnataka could soon go the Jharkhand way. Its  scam-tainted Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa faces a fresh round of dissidence that may cost…

Zip Up, Carla

Fashion and orthodoxy are fighting it out in France. First Lady Carla Bruni, a one-time nude model, recently broke the law by wearing her clothes.  To be more specific, she flouted the law by wearing…

Let’s Do the Twist

Karnataka is all set to change over to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). It has an action plan to make the state incandescent bulb-free from January 2011. A study by the Energy Department revealed…

Brown Hopes in the Ring

NEW YORK CITY — On 2 November this year, Tanzila Ahmed, a 31-year-old Bangladeshi-American, will be glued to a TV screen somewhere in California. She’ll be watching the results of an election that…

Dharavi: In Search of Due Credit

Officials of Indian Bank were nervous in February 2007. Their first branch was opening in Dharavi, and they were uncertain of the reception awaiting them. This was before Slumdog, and Mumbai’s…

Ayodhya Gives Lalu His Comeback Chance

The Ayodhya verdict has led to a sudden shift in Bihar’s politics. Witness, for example, the decision of Sabanam Parveen, wife of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s sole Muslim Lok Sabha member Monazir…

Who Says We Can Move On?

On the evening of the Ayodhya judgment, there was no shortage of political pundits flaunting their secular credentials even as they hailed the verdict. They pointed to how the country had reacted in…