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A Justified Licence Raj

Under a newly legislated policy, the Reserve Bank of India is soon to allot new licences for private banks. The motive of this move, according to the Government, is to ‘ensure that Indian banking…

Hey Asaram

This is a statement by Sri Sri Ravishankar after the Delhi rape when his organisation, Art of Living, decided to open a helpline: “Inside every culprit there is a victim crying for help. If you heal…

Obama and the Might of Penn Masala

Penn Masala, the ‘a cappella’ group formed by four Indian students of University of Pennsylvania in 1996, is currently performing in India. A cappella music is played without instruments, and Penn…

Hey Asaram

This is a statement by Sri Sri Ravishankar after the Delhi rape when his organisation, Art of Living, decided to open a helpline: “Inside every culprit there is a victim crying for help. If you heal…

The Last Free Lunch

A few months ago, I had a curious insight into India’s scariest disease. I was at a medical conference, and the morning had been spent reviewing newer therapies for diabetes mellitus. The…

The Grinch Who Stole the Gossip

It is 2001. Dressed in an LBD (little black dress) and clutching her snazzy new mobile phone, a pretty young woman walks into a by-invitation-only media party. She sniffs around for a photo-op.…

Born to the Trade

In the Bachchda community of Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, the birth of a girl evokes jubilation. Every daughter is an asset. From the moment she is born, it is known that she will eventually become a…

The Forgotten Plagiarism of Tagore

In the late 1990s, a 17-year-old youth in north Calcutta inherited an olive green trunk from his maternal uncle. The small and heavy iron chest bore no insignia and was sealed with a sturdy egg-…

A Day with Imran Khan

The phone rings and it is Imran Khan on the line. He’s just calling to ask when I’d prefer to shadow him for an entire day—a day full of TV interviews or one with a cover shoot for a film glossy…

The Rape of Our Dignity

Like every other girl in the country, I was stunned by the gang rape in Delhi and the sequence of events that followed. Shock warred with disgust. Anger with helplessness. The outcry from all…