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Devil’s Alternative

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Modi vs Rahul: My way or the family way

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Sour Note in Honey Singh’s Life

She had never heard of Yo Yo Honey Singh until a day before New Year’s eve. By then, Delhi’s anti-rape protests had led to the lewd and sexist lyrics of the Bollywood rapper’s songs being circulated…

Wanted: Steely Resolve

The nerves of steel displayed by the world’s top steelmaker ArcelorMittal, first, by bucking the French government’s threat to nationalise its steel facility in France, and then by writing down the…

Starbucks: Slower but Still Steady

The serpentine lines at Starbucks outlets in Mumbai have shortened. In fact, even sales have come down a little bit. But a café employee indicates that business, while having tapered, is healthy. “…

The Story of Their Experiments with Truth

If you got to a multiplex in Mumbai, then you will soon get acquainted with Devendra Khandelwal. He makes the public service films that are aired before the movie starts. You will remember these…

The Story of Their Experiments with Truth

If you got to a multiplex in Mumbai, then you will soon get acquainted with Devendra Khandelwal. He makes the public service films that are aired before the movie starts. You will remember these…

The Curious Case of the Ghostly Lawyers

It’s difficult to fathom how citizens are supposed to consult an advocate who is not really in any position to dispense legal advice. Peruse the ‘updated’ list of senior advocates published on the…

At Home in Prison

She waited on the side for the speeches to end. Reformation, rehabilitation, humanism, prison reforms—there were too many of those words, and the sun rode high in the sky making her restless. She…

Naga Sadhus on Hire

The imagery is graphic enough. Ash-smeared Naga sadhus wearing nothing but marigold garlands, shrieking with joy and marching under the huge flags, signs and banners of assorted akharas of Dashnami…

Memories on Cue

I turned 26 last week. A few minutes before midnight, my best friend messaged from Japan, ‘I will celebrate you today. Think about where you were and how far you’ve come.’ It’s the same story every…

Argumentative Institutions

In December 2013, the attention of thousands of students and professionals will be on India as it literally ‘holds the floor’ to host one of the world’s biggest student-run debate extravaganzas: the…