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Where to Go This Summer

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Eight destinations to get away

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For an Unholy Blessing

BANGALORE ~ Call it caste politics, vote bank politics or social engineering, without an unholy alliance with dominant community groups, no political party can achieve power in India. Congress…

A Lacklustre Visit

MUMBAI ~ It was a visit sans any fizz or high-profile drama. No rides in the crowded suburban trains of Mumbai, no visits to widows of Vidharba farmers who committed suicide, no meals with Dalit…

Finance Ministry’s Flight of Fancy

NEW DELHI ~ Commercial flying institutes in the country have been enmeshed in a number of controversies over the recent past, from the issue of fake pilot licences to a Central Vigilance…

The Maestro’s Lost Compositions

A collection of lost Salil Chowdhury compositions commemorating Bangladesh’s independence throws light on the music maestro’s first attempt at creating a grand Bengali opera. The compositions…

A Gold Medal for Thick Skin

There is a famous former Indian cricket player who has always had as many critics as fans. But those who know the man speak with admiration about him. His outlook is simple—work hard, play hard…

The Way the Biscuit Crumbles

MUMBAI ~ Recently, after much dilly-dallying, BJP President Nitin Gadkari met Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray at the latter’s residence, Matoshree. Gadkari’s distaste of paying obeisance at…

Once Again, the Same Nonsense

In the course of a month we have had an Italian tour operator, an MLA and an IAS officer kidnapped by Maoists. They are the latest among the 1,500 people kidnapped by Maoists over the past four years…

Why Bother Re-arranging Chairs?

Four second-rung ministers of the Union Cabinet are reportedly offering to quit their government roles for the sake of the Congress party organisation. This has fuelled speculation that the party, in…

Sex, Politics and Videotape

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi wears many hats. The 53-year-old is a Rajya Sabha member, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel and Grievances, a…

The Guru Ambedkar

BR Ambedkar died on 6 December 1956. A little less than two months before his death, on 14 October 1956, in a huge public ceremony in Nagpur, he was reborn a Buddhist, converting some 400,000 Dalits…