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Openomics

Cover Story

Money and the Indian mind

Stories in this issue

Chinese Whispers as Strategic Tools

As the rest of the world worries about economic  expansion, China has lowered its GDP growth target for 2012 to 7.5 per cent. It has done this a few times in the past too. What is more interesting,…

Rebekah Brooks

Former News of the World (NOTW)  editor Rebekah Brooks has been re-arrested. She was at the paper’s helm when it hacked phones on an industrial scale. The former CEO of the  Rupert Murdoch-owned News…

Majority Report

The UDF government in Kerala survives by just two seats—it has 72 in the 140 member House. This most slender of majorities might have become even thinner with a byelection due in Piravomon 18 March.…

The Dangers of Law Enforcement

This happens only in Kerala. A deputy commissioner of police and two other policemen have been suspended for ‘upholding’ a High Court directive imposing a ban on roadside meetings. The sub inspector…

The Headless Chicken Project

A design student’s bizarre idea of space management for chicken farming has ruffled the feathers of animal rights activists around the globe. André Ford, a 26- year-old architecture student at the…

Shit Is Happening

Among the many people that social networking has made famous, there is also Wilbur Sargunaraj, a Tamilian. You can see him on YouTube sing a completely senseless song titled Chicken 69. You can…

Resul Pookutty’s 22-Year LLB Journey

KERALA ~ Resul Pookutty, Oscar-winning sound engineer, is now Resul Pookutty, LLB. Early this month, after a journey that took 22 years, Resul, wearing a black gown, got his name listed as a…

Why Even the Best Exit Polls in India Are Useless

From the last day of polling to the day results are announced, analysis in this country becomes a spectacle subject to the absurdities of exit polls which are almost never close to being correct…

Can’t the Congress Think Straight?

It’s an unusual crisis the Congress is facing these days. It blames the absence of an effective regional party structure when it loses assembly polls, but fritters away the same when it wins. If…

Now That the Easy Part Is Over for Akhilesh

Not much can prepare anyone for the responsibility that has come Akhilesh Yadav’s way. From someone who has never held a position in government or administration, he is now going to be the…