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The Thing About Trendy Green

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A reality check on 10 fashionable save-the-earth ideas

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Balle Balle Arnie

After Hollywood actor Sylvestor Stallone and Australian singer Kylie Minogue graced Bollywood screens with their rather lukewarm presence, it seems Arnold Schwarzenegger too will soon be seen flexing…

It’s a No Ball

So we all know by now that Mamata Banerjee has soundly established her paranoia credentials. To the lumpen bourgeois, the new West Bengal government is nothing like the liberal liberators from the…

Getting the Hell out of God’s Own Country

KOCHI ~ It is no secret that for women, Kerala is nowhere near being God’s Own Country, but there is also empirical evidence for it. A survey on migration by the Centre for Development Studies…

Yellow Metal Turns Pale

Most financial advisors don’t encourage investment in gold, but it continues to be a very popular asset class. It is seen by its advocates as a robust hedge against inflation, and because it is…

As Bad as the Congress

A 12 per cent hike in petrol prices (approximately eight rupees) cleared by a tottering government should have come as a big boost to an opposition party on the eve of its biggest conclave. But the…

A Ludicrous Ban

Small acts can have outsize consequences. In 15th century England, Richard III lamented that for want of a nail, a kingdom was lost. In 21st century India, the question is this: for want of copyright…

The Sum of His Many Parts

You are pacing the veranda of the military HQ in a city behind enemy lines. You are alone, unarmed. Minutes earlier you have issued an ultimatum—‘surrender or suffer the consequences’—to the highest…

Pakistan’s TV Warriors

Q: Who started all wars against India? A: Pakistan Q: Did Pakistan win any war against India? A: No Q: Can Pakistan win any war against India? A: No Q: Who was, principally, responsible for the…

The Andhra Jagannaut

HYDERABAD  ~ A change of heart overnight is quite common in Indian politics. But the speed with which it occurs within the Congress party leaves even the wiliest politicians dizzy. Before Jaganmohan…

Maa Maati Manush, and Motor Cars

South Asian history, in its professorial mannerisms and high-pitched tone, has always looked for the ‘important’, ‘grand’ narratives and panorama. The history of the everyday, of the irrelevant, of…