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Does He Mean It?

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The Pied Piper of the Indian middle class

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Economic Reforms: There’s Hope Yet

Has that point been reached, the point at which India’s political class turns to the man who is supposed to have solutions to all problems economic, Dr Manmohan Singh? That members of the Congress…

Zombie Alert

If you thought zombies only exist in movies and Michael Jackson videos, think again. There may be a potential zombie in all of us. Recently, after instances of cannibalism in the US, there was wild…

Why Are Indians So Good at Spelling?

When 14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati, an eighth-grade student from San Diego, California, correctly spelt the French word guetapens (snare, ambush or trap in English) to win the Scripps National…

The First Ever Hijira Habba

From Mujra Nani, a senior member of the transgender community in Mumbai, to the 24-year-old activist Raveena from Chhattisgarh (the youngest participant), around 40 community leaders discussed their…

Into the Dirty Game

Sachin Tendulkar took oath this week as a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and immediately got a taste of the world he is now dabbling in. A completely random person, in the form of Pradeep…

Now, Who Needs the Shrinks More

BANGALORE ~ You knew that Manmohan Singh was a little OCD about all things nuclear but this is still stretching it a little. Stymied by the recalcitrance of those protesting against the…

How the King Kept His Crown

One hallmark of sporting greatness is the ability to steamroll all comers when in form. A more nuanced index of greatness is the ability to win even when out of form. The truly great find ways to win…

The Space Idli Mission

  In January 2010, five months after the unmanned moon probe Chandrayaan was abruptly terminated—a  year before its completion, since radio contact with the mooncraft was lost—the Indian Space…

The Baruah Show

Sixteen years after a botched porcine xenotransplantation put him in prison for 40 days, Dr Dhani Ram Baruah does not take kindly to being asked what he’s working on now. Over the phone amid the…

Joey’s Jump Cut

Dressed in a crimson dress, she gracefully waltzes onto the screen, coaxing you to wake up and not smell the coffee but savour farm fresh veggies and “juicy, juicy fruits” and “bite your way into a…