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Decoding the Tata Succession

Cover Story

Yes, Cyrus Mistry is a surprise choice as the Tata Group’s next chairman. But a closer look suggests that it is an obvious one

Stories in this issue

God’s Own Jinx

Kerala has reacted to the Mullaperiyar dam dispute with Tamil Nadu in the only way it knows—with bandhs and hartals. People are coming out on the streets irrespective of rain or cold. Idukki district…

Uday Chale LA

Earlier this year, Uday Chopra, whose acting career was given life by his family’s studio, Yash Raj Films, said that after one final go, the jig would be up. In June he tweeted, ‘…Dhoom 3 is my swan…

Did He, Didn’t He?

During a recent cyber security event, Gulshan Rai, DG, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)—the man charged with protecting India’s cyberspace—allegedly made startling claims about two…

The Economics of Bailouts

The government has just said that it will not bail out Kingfisher Airlines, which is strapped for cash, and reeling under huge losses and a large burden of debt. However, its 13 lender banks are…

The Non Gaming Game

This game is definitely not for the typical gamer. Rather than giving you an adrenaline rush after saving the world, it aims to calm you down with relaxation and meditation ‘sessions’. Created by…

A Sikh’s Apology to Pawar

While a frenzied Indian media debates the level of tolerance of its people— over the ‘slapping’ of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar—I sit appalled and dismayed, far away in the UK. I see the…

The Belgaum Word War

What do you do when your city’s mayor acts like a double agent for a neighbouring state? Belgaum, in Karnataka, is facing that question, and not for the first time. A function was arranged on 1…

HTC Rhyme

The Rhyme has a simple design, and looks like a soft cuddly thing screaming to be picked up. But its appeal in India might be slightly less than elsewhere in the world. Globally, it has been…

Boasting Your Way Up

A study published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization suggests that overconfidence may be one reason for the prevalence of men in most leadership roles. An experimental study has…

The Holy Holocaust

In 2004, the English and Marathi poet Arun Kolatkar gave the snake sacrifice myth of the Mahabharata a contemporary twist with his haunting long poem Sarpa Satra, the idea of which struck him…