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‘My Critics Didn’t Teach Me Cricket’

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Open in conversation with Tendulkar after his hundredth 100

Stories in this issue

The Free Man

I’d  been complaining recently that it’s been a long time since I read just a phat yarn—a well-written story that has both truth and fiction on its side, with half a pinch of glamour. Well, I asked…

How the Banana Beats CSK’s Official Fruit

MUMBAI ~ Chennai Super Kings, winners of the last two Indian Premier League (IPL) titles, recently endorsed Washington Apples as their official fruit. But from a sports nutrition viewpoint, the…

The Right to Reject Parenthood

On a news channel this Tuesday, a former diplomat railed against the media for having made the External Affairs Ministry take a special interest in the case of the Indian expat couple whose…

Rs 1 crore crore: a Lever Long Enough?

Rs 1 crore crore. At last, something to crow about. This is the size that India’s economy is expected to expand to in 2012-13, the financial year that is just about to begin. Rs 1014. Yes,…

Now the BJP Finds Its Centre Can’t Hold

BANGALORE ~ It’s quite ironic. The man who faced several rebellions when he was Karnataka’s Chief Minister for three years, is today leading one himself—trying to force the Bharatiya Janata Party…

Forget the Presidential Reference

The 2G verdict of the Supreme Court of India (Court) has added to the woes of an already ailing UPA. The Government has expressed its inability to meet the four month deadline for a fresh auction…

The Jinxed Handover

It would have been a feeling of déjà vu, had the enormity of the crisis gripping India and its government not got compounded. A year ago, as fiscal 2011-12 began, the country was in a state of…

Have to Watch My Words

I have recently experienced a period of great advancement in my career, courtesy of one small, not particularly powerful, remote- controlled magnetic bomb. Ah, the familiar rush of adrenaline.…

The Last Moments of Paana

“Like a mythical demigod emerging from the scarred earth, with his enormous stamina and steeplechase leap, Subedar Paan Singh Tomar of Bhidosa lives on in the Chambal, his strange legend as a…

The Inheritance after a Loss

The home of KP Ravikumar and his wife Karthyayani is a small hut made of bamboo and coconut leaves, in Mambra village of Kerala’s Ernakulam district. In the verandah sits a harmonium that’s…