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Pakistan’s General Problem

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According to Pakistan’s funniest writer

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An Iranian Spark in India

Iranians in exile count about 3 million, most of them living in North America and Europe. But some of the young Iranians who decide to leave their country choose India for their studies. Navid (name…

Being Mrs Veerappan

It’s a little over a month since Muthulakshmi Veerappan was ac­quitted by a court in Karnataka in two murder cases, two bomb blast cas­es and one involving an attack on a po­lice station. Sitting on…

Self-Goal Parivar

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI ~ It has been a busy week for the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  Party leaders, big and small, have been on their toes: from attending a two-day national executive…

This Rage will Change Our Politics

On 23 May, far from Delhi, in Chhindwara, two unlikely men stood together on stage and promised to fight corruption. One was of course Baba Ramdev, the other was Union Urban Development Minister…

Silencing Dissent

While it is becoming clear that New Delhi is hellbent on silencing voices of dissent, sometimes state govern­ments too go to a farcical extent in the name of maintaining ‘law and order’. The civil…

The Tearful CM

As Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa sits down to analyse his three years in office this week, he must ask himself: Is it time to go? For, he’s hanging in there by a thread, support­ed only by…

Messi in Kolkata

It’s official, Messi’s turning up. The firm Celebrity Management Group has announced that it is bringing Lionel Messi and the Argentinean team to Kolkata to play a Fifa friendly with Venezuela on 2…

English for Jailbirds

Authorities at Tihar, India’s most famous prison complex much in the news for its record-breaking number of VIP inmates after a series of corruption scandals, are pleased at how their ‘pado aur padao…

God versus Tiger

The Bandipur-Nagarhole National Park, currently home to about 300 tigers, once had a reputa­tion for being a place where big cats thrived more than the biped beasts who hunted them. Since 2009,…

How Can They Miss?

This is what I would like to do—organise a press conference in which the panelists would be Sunil Kumar, Jarnail Singh, Pawan Agarwal, Chandrashekar, Rajmal Saharan and ‘unidentified amateur’. They…