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Open Olympic Conversations

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In conversation with LN Mittal, Vijender Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza

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When Three is Not a Crowd

MCX-SX will be India’s third major stock exchange, but in what way will it help solve problems of the Indian capital market? NEWS OF MCX-SX, which was set up in 2008 as a trading platform for…

A Wealth of Health Material

Gautam Buddha once said, “To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” In order to keep the body in good health, it is also…

Confessions of a Drug Peddler

I started selling hashish, along with a friend, when I was in college. We put together around Rs 10,000 and scored a few grams, which I sold to some friends. While the profit margin wasn’t bad—…

The Wiggins Diet

It’s all about the London Olympics right now. But let us not ignore one of the greatest, and most gruelling, sports events that concluded across the English channel recently— the Tour de France. The…

Old Cocktail in New Glass

Watching Cocktail would have been a fun experience for our khaps. After all, though director Homi Adajania made a glamorous movie supposedly about ‘friendship’, what it succeeds in doing is what…

When Appeals to Divinity Get Expensive

BANGALORE ~ Faced with the prospect of a drought, the Karnataka government has granted Rs 17 crore to temples to perform rituals to appease sundry rain gods. In his first gift to the people, the…

Time to Walk The Talk

After eight years as a legislator and nearly four as Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi is ready for a bigger role both within the party and Union Government. This expression of readiness…

The Lessons of Manesar

Singh falls silent. He looks lost in thought as he prepares to comment on last week’s bloodletting and arson at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant that left one manager dead and several injured. “…

In the Enemy’s Mind

From the inception of the [Star Gate] project under the CIA’s auspices in 1972 through 1979, the [Stanford Research Institute] had three primary responsibilities. First, we were to use [Extra…

Nayar’s Believe It or Not

Though it has been called one, this book is not much of an autobiography. If it were, it would perhaps be boring compared to what Kuldip Nayar has written. Beyond the Lines (the unimaginative…