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Selling Brand Rahul

Cover Story

At a time when most of his generation are busy being part of an emerging India of urban prosperity, he has become the voice of the rural poor.

Stories in this issue

Another Coalition Migraine

The Congress and NCP, coalition partners in the Maharashtra government, are yet again involved in a verbal duel. This time the trigger is the dissolution of the board of directors of Maharashtra…

Southern Discomfort

BANGALORE/KOCHI ~ When Oommen Chandy was sworn in as Kerala’s new Chief Minister on Wednesday, it was the only silver lining in the south for the Congress which has been routed in Tamil Nadu, faces…

Buddha to Stay and Battle with Karat

Battle lines in the CPM are drawn. The two warring factions—one led by party general secretary Prakash Karat and the other spearheaded by former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee—are…

Roti, Kapda Aur Porn

It has been just over a year since Indian telecom companies left observers gasping by bidding over Rs 60,000 crore for 3G spectrum, which enables download speeds of upto 200 kbps on mobile phones.…

Robot Surgeons

Starting mid-July, the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai will conduct robot-assisted surgeries. “Robotic surgery is the future,” says a hospital spokesperson, adding, “The AHI aims at getting the…

The Gentler Side of Mike Tyson

This is the sort of stuff that PG Wodehouse, with his thing for aristocratic men quailing before imperial aunts, would love. Mike Tyson, we learn from Animal Planet, loves his pigeons. Indeed, the…

Jihad and Porn

The recent revelation that Osama bin Laden had a massive porn stash in his compound should surprise no one. The 9/11 hijackers reportedly spent their last few hours at strip clubs and several…

Jharkhand Leaders Draw Big

Three leaders from Jharkhand were listed in this year’s allotment of DDA flats in the NCR, making it the most for politicians from any state. The recipients, all listed in the Scheduled Tribe…

Heir Apparent

Rafael Nadal picks at a certain body part, Jayalalithaa does not. But there is a similarity between the two: beating them on their home turf is hard. If Tamil Nadu is Jayalalithaa’s turf, Nadal’s is…

‘India Botched Up Operation Purulia’

On the night of 17 December 1995, a Latvian aircraft dropped a consignment of arms, including several hundred AK-47 rifles and more than a million rounds of ammunition, over a large area in Purulia…