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Rigour Mortis

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The mess of terror investigations

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Beware Bollywood

Talent is renewed by patterns of migration. The partition of the Subcontinent in 1947 destroyed lives and homes in the north,  but brought a huge talent pool of actors, writers and directors from…

OS X Lion

When Steve Jobs announced Lion earlier this year, I had blocked my calendar for its July launch. The operating system (OS) will, of course, generate lots of passion: love from Apple geeks and hate…

Now, Go Live on Web TV

A young company called India Vibes, a Kochi-based web TV outfit, is in the news for winning the Bloomberg UTV-Aegis Graham Bell Award for innovation in mobile content. For those who are wondering…

Something’s Working in Kerala

There has been a sharp decline in Kerala’s unemployment rate, the first time in 20 years, according to National Sample Survey figures. The survey results, released every five years, have never before…

No Village for Young Men

Earlier this month, Asalat Nagar village in Moradabad, the constituency of MP Mohammad Azharuddin, was in the news for violent clashes between the police and villagers. The latter had accused the…

An Early Baby Shower for Ash

A powerful politician met the Shehanshah of Bollywood. They shook hands, embraced, exchanged pleasantries and sat down to talk about their children. Politics and Bollywood was forgotten as Shiv Sena…

Rush to the Altar

Not long after they’ve returned from London after shooting for Housefull 2 comes news that director Sajid Khan and Jacqueline Fernandes are getting ready to tie the knot. The couple reportedly…

Unfriendly Allies

It is more than a mere coincidence. On the same day and in the same breath, though separately and for different reasons, two crucial allies of the Congress—the DMK and Samajwadi Party—renewed…

Over to Oversyllabic Sibal

Kapil Sibal, like a true lawyer, is a man of many words. Unfortunately, every time he opens his mouth on the 2G scam, the Telecom Minister contradicts either his Cabinet colleagues or the CBI, or…

The Banjara Way

In Rajasthan, many villages have been provided solar photo-voltaic systems in the name of rural electrification. The vast majority of people use them for lighting after the sun goes down. Lights come…