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We, the Fools

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A revolution born in farce and ending in one

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Open For Business, No Matter What

In the year gone by, global economic turbulence, exacerbated by the Eurozone crisis, made a mockery of the idea of ‘decoupling’: that India was safe from the rest of the world’s woes. The BSE…

James Lee Pattinson

He’s 21. His last name is Pattinson, and he is a heartbreaker of no mean potency. James Lee Pattinson, who shares his last name with tween Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson, has suddenly…

Patriotism for All

The Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped has devised its own version of the national anthem for the deaf and blind so that nobody feels left out anymore. The video, which…

Small Revolutions

Komalavally Raveendran, a member of Thanjoor panchayat in Kottayam district for 12 years, and active in the CPM for longer, made history when she was elected Secretary of the Local Committee…

What Where and Cow

In Kerala, every village will have a corner shop selling beef curry, and, if you are not conditioned into being revolted by it, the combination with parantha is delicious. In the Northeast and…

Wildlife Rangers Armed to the Teeth

BANGALORE ~ Karnataka, home to 300 tigers, became the first state to raise a Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) this week, with 54 forest personnel completing intensive 13-week commando…

That Fairness Fixation

“Arre!” exclaims the young woman working the checkout counter at Vijay’s Supermarket. She turns around to share the news with her colleagues, and they all gather round. One of them whispers…

The DRS and Us

SYDNEY ~ As you read this, the New Year Test in Sydney is well and truly underway, and the absence of a DRS— Decision Review System, to the uninitiated— may have resulted in a few more howlers.…

‘If You Don’t Like My Face, Don’t look’

Nitric, hydrochloric acid sulphuric acid are the most common weapons in the hands of the vicious who want to disfigure their victims for life. The damage inflicted by the slightest splash of the…

In Terror of a Dam

IDUKKI ~ On 18 February, Sumayya turns eight years old. Right now, she is a seven-year-ten-month-old activist sitting on a satyagraha in Vallakkadvu, a village in Kerala’s Idukki district located…