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Confessions of a geologist

In 1992, in Parkal mandal, Warangal district, I had to go into the forest for coal exploration. At around 2 am, Naxalites came into my tent. They were as scared as I was because they didn’t know if I…

Baskin’ in Peace At Last

Ali Mohammed is a happy man this summer. A taxi driver in Kashmir, he has witnessed several summers of unrest. But this time, peace has finally been given some chance. That means a lot for people…

Opposition Outsourced

Mr Gadkari, it’s about time your party played the part the country needs it to Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to take Yoga guru…

Now, the Baba Ramdev Show

As it turns out, Baba Ramdev is inflexible after all. At the time of going to press, the man who can touch his own toes, the evangelist of what he claims is yoga and a spurious healer of all maladies…

Self Penalty Box

Tushar Joag calls himself a public interventions artist. To understand what that strange nomenclature means, consider what he did last week. For seven days, Tushar enclosed himself in a 5x3 feet…

Not Ready, Not by a Stretch

At an event to promote his superhero movie Ra.One early this week, Shah Rukh Khan stood in front of a big banner of the movie and pointed to ‘G.One’ written on it. G.One is the name of his charac­ter…

The Thief who Pays Taxes

Pune’s Madhu Prabhakar loves his job. And why not? Just look at his lifestyle Madhukar Manohar Prabhakar is in po­lice custody for attempting to rob a flat in Girgaum, Mumbai. But he has a team of…

The End of Education

Now that the results are out, the media is awash with IIT-JEE success stories. There are stories of extraordinary teenagers who have ‘topped’ the entrance examination, small town youth who, against…

Sport as Spectacle

My mother, once a loose-limbed college athlete and a lifelong John McEnroe fan, got me hooked to tennis in the mid-1980s. I can still remember feeling disoriented at a very visceral level when the…

When You See Kapil in Tears

Australia had defeated India in the 2003 World Cup final. At Johannesburg airport, downcast groups of Indian supporters waited to board the flight back home. A member of the 1983 World Cup team was…