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Gold as a Symbol of Global Gloom

India’s gold imports have fallen with a resounding thud. In terms of tonnage, imports of the metal were 56 per cent lower in the first quarter of fiscal 2012-13 than in the same period the year…

It’s Not about the Doping

Performance enhancing drugs have vitiated sports. You no longer know which athletes to trust, or whether to trust them at all. One can never be sure whether the reason behind an athlete’s prowess is…

Putin’s Lavatory Is Worth $75,000

Vladimir Putin once called himself a ‘galley slave’ who poured blood and sweat to toil for the Russian people. If so, he is probably the richest ‘slave’ in the world. According to a report, Putin has…

A Fight for Olympic Medallists

NEW DELHI ~ Felicitations, gifts and garlands are raining over India’s six Olympic medallists this monsoon. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for…

Shahid Faces Firing Squad

Shahid Kapoor has lost yet another A-list film. Apparently the actor has been dropped from a Yash Raj Films project to be directed by Band Baajaa Baaraat helmer Maneesh Sharma. Word is that the…

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Fortunately, Parsis have a good sense of humour and can laugh at themselves, even if the jokes are stupid. Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a juvenile film about a middle-aged romance that is…

LG Optimus 4x

LG is calling this smartphone its best ever. And I can see why. It’s got smart looks, clean lines and a sleek form factor even with a large 4.7 inch screen. It runs on the latest version of Android—…

Pavlovian Slumber

Sleep-learning experiments are known to be difficult to conduct. While previous trials of verbal sleep learning have failed to show any new knowledge being gained, more and more research has…

Life in a Dream

Recently, at a Rajesh Khanna retrospective at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, I sat next to a woman and her young—perhaps seven-year-old—daughter. The child watched a film about 36 years older than her…

The RAW Files

The world of espionage has been the setting for some compelling writing in the 20th century. This, of course, does not apply to airport thrillers churned out by American and British authors, but…