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India’s Poker Cult

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Enthusiasts throng Goa to play a unique card game

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Opec in Disarray

Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, described Opec’s meeting last week to raise its oil production quotas as “one of the worst meetings we have ever had”. Saudi Arabia wanted the Organisation of…

Left Unity Makes Sense

Through much of the term of UPA II, as opposed to UPA I, even the opponents of the Left have realised the importance of this political formation in Indian politics. The UPA II, without the Left…

Nuclear Degree

Japan’s earthquake-tsunami-nuclear reactor meltdown disaster trifecta this March made nuclear energy an explosive issue. Switzerland and Germany declared that they would phase nuclear power out…

Rejoice, All Ye Who Struggle

Among the earth shattering events of the last one week, which included a hunger strike being given up in Haridwar without the courtesy of an idiotic excuse, the daylight murder of a crime journalist…

Mystery of an Abandoned Husain

The day after MF Husain died, people in Kerala woke up to the news that one of his paintings had been found abandoned in the backyard of the Secretariat, the seat of  the state government in…

The Murky World of Crime Reporting

I met J Dey in the year 2000 when I joined The Indian Express. Through work we became friends and kept in touch even after we moved to other jobs. Not everyone became his friend; he chose them…

Advantage Buddhadeb

The fight is over, and both sides have won. Or so Prakash Karat claimed at the end of the Central Committee (CC) meet of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) held on 11-12 June in Hyderabad.…

Clarion Call

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s tough stand against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which large sections of the media have failed to take note of, is likely to…

What Gandhi would tell our serial fasters

There has been a veritable binge of fasting these last couple of months: Medha Patkar, Uma Bharti and Baba Ramdev have all undertaken a fast close on the heels of Anna Hazare. The man they are all…

The Great Iron Ore Heist

DHINKIA/NUAGAON, ODISHA ~ Under a scorching sun, children of Govindpur and Dhinkia villages in Odisha (formerly Orissa) lie on roasting sand in a semi-circle to block approach roads. A hundred metres…