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That Day in 1986

He sounded excited on the phone: “Come on over,” he said, “I want you to meet someone.” It was late at night, but this was a very dear friend, an entrepreneur and bike-racing champion. It took me an…

Referendum via Cricket

“Off the record,” says the police officer in downtown Srinagar, as another round of kahwa and KrackJack biscuits arrive. He breaks into a smile, telling me that it is sometimes difficult being in…

Calling off Pawar Play

Does International Cricket Council President Sharad Pawar, basking in the reflected glitter of the World Cup, lead a charmed life? All through the summer of 2007, he was chased by a wheat import…

It’s All Personal

It’s Sunday, 3 April, with just 10 days left for voters of Tamil Nadu to take their pick. It is likely to be one of two options: the DMK-Congress combine, led by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, or the…

The CBI’s Odd Chargesheet

The chargesheet of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the 2G scam arouses curiosity. While it squarely names former Telecom Minister A Raja as the mastermind, and three companies and eight…

The Anna Hazare Show

If you happen to watch television news or read the newspapers, you may feel that the nation is on the brink of a revolution unleashed by an austere man in a white cap not many wear anymore. Anna…

Rise of the Middleweights

So far, India’s economic growth story has largely focused on the big four cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata—but a new McKinsey & Co report titled Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power…

ICC World Cup Trophy

In this case, ‘replica’ does not mean ‘fake’. It means they got a trophy, identical to the original There has been a controversy over whether India received the original ICC World Cup trophy or a…

Baba Ramdev’s Power-hungry Entourage

Baba Ramdev, whose television shows are watched by millions, makes it a point to talk loudly and regularly about corruption. Last week, the yoga guru launched a blood signature campaign in Karnataka…

Dandi March2

After hearing news of the 2G spectrum scam and sundry other scandals, a group of NRIs completed their Dandi March 2 on 26 March. It covered 240 km, the same distance that Gandhi traversed during his…