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Honey, They Shrunk the Money

On 21 January 2013, India’s regulator of capital markets, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), issued a set of regulations for investment advisors. It stipulates that all those whose…

The Law Can’t Win

Imagine a future Olympics that borrows from Formula One. Only, instead of the best auto-engineers designing lightweight high-speed vehicles, the best medical researchers bio-engineer athletes for…

The Exposure Trick

The inaugural Hockey India League had it all—attractive hockey, packed stands, fans dancing in the aisles right through the four quarters of action, substantial television viewership and tickets sold…

The Privacy Breach

In the 48 hours before I wrote this column, my life underwent a sea change. Like I mentioned the last time, a sick person hacked into my email and went through thoughts so private I hadn’t even…

How Life Happens

In the year 2000, I was unemployed in New York City. Being a cocky 23-year-old, I’d quit my job thinking life would give me endless opportunities (note to the young: looking back at age 37, it doesn’…

Nothingness in a Dress

I was the ‘Painted and Dented’ woman in knee-high boots, a fitted Manish Arora outfit inspired by the neons of street graffiti, hands on my hips, my face turned upwards. My hair tussled, with glitter…

HTC Butterfly

When I heard the name Butterfly, I wanted to laugh out. Doubly loud when I heard that HTC wanted to call it ‘the ultimate smartphone’. But I admit, this is a really nice phone. It has a 1080 pixel…

Dogs Lead the Way

Diabetes, we have long known, is a lifestyle disease with no cure. And that it is manageable with changes in diet, exercise and some medication. That is true for Type 2 diabetes. But Type 1, where…

Lincoln

Lincoln is a portrait that is ready and complete at the start of the film. The rest of this 150-minute movie is a series of touch-up strokes with a very light brush. It deals with the last few months…

Rushdie’s Email War

There’s been a rather ugly falling out between Shabana Azmi and Salman Rushdie. The problem reportedly has its origin in an interview that the actress’ lyricist husband Javed Akhtar gave last year,…