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Get Out of Here

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Seven destinations to get away this winter

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Rat Hunt

Here is a huge employment opportunity for at least 25,000 people to play pied piper. The Andhra Pradesh government wants them to catch rats in the fertile Godavari Delta, which is known as its rice…

Left-handed Tendulkar

He is a left-handed opening batsman, bowls left-arm medium pace, trains with the Indian cricket team, and his favourite cricketer is Chris Gayle. That’s Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar. Last…

Live and Die Roaring

B2, the famous tiger of Bandhavgarh National Park, passed away recently. B2 was much loved by the park’s guards and officers. Many had started calling him ‘Betu’, an endearment for ‘son’. B2 was…

A Sober Look at Violence

This Monday Anna Hazare started blogging again, with a harmless post about development of villages in which he also talked about how Ralegan Siddhi changed. In a later interview, he remembered how…

State of the Tortured Nation

KOCHI ~ More than 14,000 people died in police custody in India over the past decade, and almost every one of them, according to the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), was a victim of torture. The…

The Rupee Turmoil

As the rupee continued its slide against the dollar, Indian policymakers seemed to bide their time, hoping for something to happen to save the currency from losing its international exchange value so…

Raj Thackeray’s Test

MUMBAI Recently, Raj Thackeray had a brainwave: a written test for all those aspiring to contest as candidates of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp…

The Two-in-One League

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ~ A Google search will tell you that the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is a registered political party established in 1948. It is an ally of the UPA at the Centre and of the…

Who Answers for the Sins of a Ministry?

An AC railway coach on the Doon Express caught fire resulting in the death of seven, including two children below the age of ten. Like a dozen other incidents over the past couple of years, we will…

Paradise Island, Up Close and Real

There exists an unacknowledged manual on how to write about paradise islands. Each line should have at least one adjective. The waters must always be ‘turquoise’, ‘pristine’ or ‘azure’. And ‘tropical…