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Deaf and Dumb

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It is reshuffle for one and Ram for the other

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Nice Guy Comes First

07.11.2012 A Twitter post shows the first couple in a victory embrace 07.11.2012 (Below) An Obama supporter watches his acceptance speech at Times Square, New York City 03.11.2012 Former…

Not a Bluff This Time

BANGALORE ~ When BS Yeddyurappa was being replaced by the BJP as Karnataka’s Chief Minister in July 2011, after his probity came under the cloud of a Lokayukta report on mining, party legislators met…

Old Aunt Girish

I was twelve or perhaps thirteen when, for reasons I find difficult to recall today, I picked up a copy of The World According to Garp. A few days later an officious grandaunt happened to be visiting…

The Takeover of Gujarat

The Congress’ strategy in Gujarat is centred on four castes. All of them low or backward—Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi, Muslim. The four initials give us the word KHAM, coined by the only intellectual…

Pandit’s Premature Departure

“Citigroup is grateful to Vikram Pandit’s leadership, integrity and resilience in guiding Citi through the financial crisis.” So said Citigroup Chairman Michael O’Neill, using the kind of polite…

Alappuzha’s Cabinet Clout

Alappuzha in Kerala is probably the only district in the country which had sent 100 per cent of its members of Parliament (MPs) to the Union Cabinet. With the inclusion of Kodikunnil Suresh, MP from…

The Upside Down Zee-Jindal Case

The Jindal reverse sting on Zee is like watching an avant garde French movie—everything is upside down, nothing makes sense and yet it is somehow seminal. It starts with the sting camera being in the…

Comeuppance for the First 26/11 Terror Tourist?

Ram Gopal Varma is denied access to the attack sites for his movie Soon after the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, all of India saw Ram Gopal Varma doing some terror tourism at the Taj Mahal Hotel along with…

The Disfigurement of Gujarat

We used to do riots in more civilised fashion in Gujarat. In 1969, too, Muslims were punished—for reasons few can remember today, though there is agreement that they started it. Over a thousand…

10 Years in a Prison at Home

BANGALORE/DAVANGERE ~ T Keshava has long, beautiful fingers that continuously draw patterns on a chequered blanket at the male psychiatry ward of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro…