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Nonsense

Cover Story

There is no better word for the claim that Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement is ‘apolitical’

Stories in this issue

Down with the Sadhvi

A cutout of Sadhvi Pragya as a saviour on a Dussehra greeting banner in Mangalore, Karnataka, was swiftly pulled down by the police after locals complained. The sadhvi is the prime accused in the…

Not the First Lady Jawan

Earlier this month, 35-year-old Shanti Tigga from Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal was reported to be the first woman to become a soldier in the Indian Army. Top English dailies carried a photo…

Six Stars for Gayle

You’ve heard of three-star policemen, but a six-star cricketer? That’s what Chris Gayle has become, thanks to BNS Reddy, a DIG of the Karnataka police. Gayle, who’s with Bangalore’s IPL team, has…

Uniform Trouble

The Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is facing a peculiar problem, all of his own making. He had been conferred an honorary military rank of lieutenant colonel in 2009. Army rules stipulate that the…

A Tale of Two Deaths

Steve Jobs’ outlook towards India can be summarised to closing Apple’s India office a few years ago, and thinking this is too much of a third world market for Apple products. Indians inevitably…

Hum Do Hamara Ek Kutta

BANGALORE ~ You have heard of the one family, one child law in China. Well, the Bangalore municipal corporation has a slightly modified version of it—one family, one pet. The Bangalore Bruhat…

With the RBI Looking Away

One would presume that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), being the country’s central bank, monitors foreign exchange inflows. This would include, one, the sources and end-uses of foreign direct…

New Take on Retirement Benefits

The upcoming Assembly polls seem to have opened up a new avenue of power for civil servants. In a good number of constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, senior bureaucrats—most have retired…

Two Million Bogus Students

MUMBAI ~ When Dr Shrikar Pardeshi—district collector of Nanded in Maharashtra—undertook to find out the exact number of students in government-aided schools in his district, little did he know…

Blind in Dantewada

On 11 October, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh delivered a lecture in Delhi on the Maoist issue. “Let us be clear, paramilitary and police action cannot and should not be the driving…