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No Sting in the Monk’s Tale

When I was leaving Tibet, you must appreciate I was leaving everything behind… India was the land of the Buddha, a place where wishes were fulfilled. I told the people who came with me, as we turned…

Coming Soon: Baba Ramdev’s satyagraha

If you saw in Anna Hazare a second Gandhi, wait for the third Gandhi. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who lent his highly vocal support to Hazare’s fast at Jantar Mantar, has now decided to take a cue from…

The Long View at Long Last

There is a new air of determination about Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, and it has shown up starkly in the Bank’s move on 3 May to up its repo rate (at which regular banks…

Blessed by Anna, Nephew Joins Congress

It may well be the political bridge between Anna Hazare and the Congress, the party he brought to its knees over the Lokpal Bill recently. Vinayak Deshmukh, Hazare’s nephew, who was taking personal…

Sai Baba as a Professional Hazard

Every profession has its challenges if not stress tests. For journalism in India, we suggest this: trying to keep your copy straight while covering a godman. From jet-setting brahmacharis to sex…

BlackBerry’s India Problem

There have been several reports in the last six months or so about India’s tussles with BlackBerry for access to its secure enterprise servers. But at least one Indian politician is proactively…

How Stressful Is Your Job?

Your nasty newscaster is more stressed than the friendly dietician with whom you haggle endlessly for a few calories here and there. A job search website CareerCast.com has come out with a list of…

When Good Luck Hurts

Being part of a winning team despite not doing much yourself has its benefits. Ask S Sreesanth, our new Sunil Valson. But it must also be awkward. At functions, you are on stage with stars of the…

Secret Affair

A good many hearts broke in God’s Own Country last Monday. Prithviraj, an upcoming star in Malayalam cinema, suddenly announced he had married. The bride was Supriya Menon, a BBC reporter based in…

And Now, a Pungi Protest

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit was treated to a pungi orchestra outside her residence by the Delhi Sapera Samaj (snake charmers association) this week before being presented with a list of…