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All Dalal Street Eyes on New Delhi Now

Indian stockmarkets, sustained more by inflows of foreign funds than by flows of positive domestic news, fell 3 per cent in the week of the DMK’s pullout from the UPA Government in New Delhi. But…

The Return of Rafa

Last year, Rafael Nadal signed up with PokerStars, a leading poker website. In a promotional stunt, Nadal pretended to be a golf course receptionist named Tony. He wore red glasses and messed his…

A Bond Forged by a Betrayal

Kintsugi is a Japanese art wherein broken pieces of ceramic are restored using powdered gold. The idea is to celebrate brokenness instead of hiding it; to take something damaged and put it back…

Still Quite a Quiverful

Jeffrey Archer does not come across as a 73-year-old man. He looks younger, certainly, but he also appears too eager, too full of restlessness to be that age. He still seems to want to do everything…

The Family Business Hash Tag

An afternoon with three generations of a family of drug dealers In a busy bazaar in New Delhi is a dingy tea shop that stands apart only because of the kind of people who inhabit it at different…

Dhoni’s Special One

There is someone special in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s life. And the great thing is that the Indian captain is very open about it. The day India completed their 4-0 rout of Australia, Dhoni even shared a…

A Not So Considered Opinion

An interesting aspect of Jaya Bachchan’s personality was revealed to us last week—she is compassionate in the general and unforgiving in the particular. This we know by events that occurred on two…

Seeing Red Over the Statue of a ‘Martyr’

PATNA ~ The Bihar government is caught in a curious conflict with students, alumni and teachers of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) over the bust of a slain Naxal leader on DMCH’s campus…

The Poet of Poop

Camp sees everything in quotation marks. It’s not a lamp, but a ‘lamp’; not a woman, but a ‘woman’. To perceive Camp in objects and persons is to understand Being-as-Playing-a- Role. It is the…

Not Alone in Bollywood

Last week, just hours after the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Sanjay Dutt on charges of illegal possession of firearms, sentencing the Munnabhai star to five years’ imprisonment, a swarm of…