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Why Big Business Loves this Political Untouchable

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..and why he still can’t make it work for him in national politics

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Big Brother Online

This would probably count as an online human rights violation. Irfan Ahmad Bhat, a Class XII student from Nageen in Kashmir, is being questioned this week for his activity on Facebook. The Jammu…

Cloud over Kargil

In Indian military history, Kargil is a word synonymous with the triumph of the hardened Indian soldier’s resolve against intruders perched at vantage points on Indian soil. The troops pushed the…

The Era of the Carbon-lite Plane

On 11 January, low-cost Indian carrier IndiGo made aviation history, signing a memorandum of understanding for the largest aircraft order ever: 150 fuel-efficient Airbus A320 Neo planes alongside 30…

Gay Museum

A Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Museum opened earlier this month in San Francisco’s Castro district. This is only the second such museum in the world, the first having been opened in Berlin…

Salmon Maths

It takes four kilos of wild fish to plump up a salmon by one kilo, according to celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Normally, that would be the salmon’s problem, but in a new TV series aired…

The Army Marathoner

Army man BC Tilak, the winner of the half-marathon in Mumbai, has not been in a battle yet. But he has had a whiff of it. “I was part of Operation Parakram and was posted in Tangdhar (J&K) some…

Smoking Them Out

Parents will like this but their closet rebel kids won’t. A doctor from New York University, Srinivas N Pentyala, has invented a smoking detection kit. It guarantees to out a closet-smoker even ten…

SMS Mamata at Your Own Peril

With political violence in West Bengal earning the Left Front government a bad name, the ruling Communists are keen on a truce with the Trinamool Congress. But with Mamata Banerjee consistently…

The Pilgrim’s Regress

There’s something puzzling about a rational human being believing in God. He has no idea what he believes in. Forget a universal definition, ask a believer about  his definition of God, and the…