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Here’s a Trust Vote for an Open Market

Well, well. Whaddyaknow, the ‘functional anarchy’ that is India might yet pull it off: open up Indian skies, power lines, airwaves and retail counters to the world by democratic consent rather than…

Remembering the Deadly Review

Salman Rushdie was once a good friend. And, a writer I have long admired. The fatwa Ayatollah Khomeini issued against him on Valentine’s Day in 1989, forcing him to go into hiding and taking on the…

No Country for Farmers

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, created a minor political storm in Kerala with his prescription for reducing unemployment in the state—get out of agriculture. At…

Vocal Chops

When I heard Priyanka Chopra’s singing debut was going to be made at this season’s NFL kick-off, I assumed the expression of a pug faced with a math problem. To quote PC’s oft-used Twitter…

Film Dacoit Queen gets Political Lesson

BANGALORE ~ Pooja Gandhi, a popular Kannada actress, is being forced out as the Janata Dal-Secular’s youth wing working president. This is because she played the role of a murderous dacoit in the…

Ruin of the Congress

In 1970, Indira Gandhi became a grandmother. In August, she wrote to her friend Dorothy Norman, ‘My grandson Rahul is a darling. He has got rid of his wrinkles and still has his double chin.’ Rahul…

Pre-Nuptial Jitters

According to a new study, you should not cast aside doubts over whether to get married as harmless pre-wedding jitters. For these are a sign of impending marital strife. The new research—conducted by…

iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is faster, lighter and thinner, even though it has a larger display and longer battery life than its earlier avatar. It has retained and improved upon all the defining features of its…

Barfi

Sentimental self-indulgence does not an auteur make. Anurag Basu turns up with Barfi, an exhausting ode to disability. The lead character, Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), is deaf, and one of the leading…