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Policing the Police

In Kerala, 28 IPS officers have failed to file their annual immovable property returns (IPR) for 2010, despite three deadlines given to them by the Home Ministry. The Ministry of Home Affairs has…

Subterranean Suffocation Blues

Less than 100 km from Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, three workers suffocated to death while cleaning a septic tank. The incident occurred on 23 October in Kolar, while the three were…

Old Tricks, New Bones

There was mayhem in the Kerala Assembly after police action on agitating students in Kozhikode. Two CPM legislators were also suspended. What went relatively unnoticed in the ensuing commotion was…

Sunrise in the East

NEW DELHI ~ Something unusual is happening in Myanmar. Though the world is looking at it sceptically, there is strong evidence to believe that things are changing for the better in India’s eastern…

Jaya Makes Her Case

BANGALORE ~ In this season of scams, an old case has come to haunt Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that could jeopardise her third term as CM. Under Z-category security, the Chief Minister…

Is the NIA a Non-Performing Asset?

NEW DELHI ~ Except for a freak shooting incident, the United States made sure that not a single terrorist attack has happened on its soil after 9/11. In many ways, the 2001 attack on India’s…

End of the Double-digit Dream

Only one thing is certain about India’s economic growth prospects today. The economy is unlikely to expand annually in double-digits in the foreseeable future. A few days ago, the National…

Long Run

Last Saturday morning, a total of 32 marathon runners started the most gruelling run in the country. The runners, divided into three groups, participated in races of 30 miles (48 km), 50 miles (80 km…

Theft under Threat

In India’s entertainment history, Ram Sampath will some day be acknowledged as the man who changed the DNA of Bollywood. He did that by raising the spectre of serious losses for filmmakers who stole…

Casting a Second Thought

MUMBAI ~ Rina Golan, an Israeli Bollywood struggler turned author, who has recently been reported as someone ‘who has exposed Bollywood’s dirty casting couch secret’ in her first book, Dear Mr…