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Hero?

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It may not entirely be a sense of duty that is motivating CBI Director Ranjit Sinha

Stories in this issue

How I survived 42 hours in a lift

It was sometime in April 2000 that I had a cerebral haemorrhage. I was taken to a hospital and a surgery was conducted. The doctors weren’t very optimistic but I survived. My life, however, changed…

Those Dozing Porn Gods

Donna: “Being alone isn’t that bad. It’s a great opportunity to get to know yourself and be comfortable with who you are.” Jackie: “Oh Donna, I already love myself, I just want to french someone.” —…

Scoring high, in 140 or less

The bird in Twitter’s logo is proud-chested with its beak in the air. It is the kind of bird that might eat only gourmet worms. Its vanity is understandable. In just a few years, for better or worse…

Afghanistan after 2014

Just about a year is left before the next presidential election takes place in Afghanistan. It will be the third such election and Afghans will vote for a new president about six months ahead of the…

Case No. 1

At the window stands the father, pleading for his son’s life. Outside, past the tree in the paddy fields, there is a gun planted on the boy’s head. “Why are you killing my son? He is innocent. We can…

Foreign and Forgotten

Afghan national Meer Vize, 65, has been a prisoner in India since 1999. His 12-year sentence in Jodhpur Central Prison on conviction of a drug-related offence was extended when he could not pay the…

Jet-Etihad Deal: When Pull Came to Tug

Since India opened its civil aviation market to foreign investment last September, UAE-based Etihad’s purchase of a 24-per cent stake in Jet Airways for $379 million has been the biggest deal so far…

Google Glass Is On Its Way

Technology hasn’t been exciting for a while, but Google Glass—eyewear equipped with a micro computer—has bought the zing back into the geek world, and how. The augmented reality glasses, eagerly…

The Emperor’s New Values

It is said of the American people that they will tolerate anything of their leaders so long as they don’t lie. The man can be caught with his pants down and be forgiven. But if he lies that his pants…

All Tongues (Except Tamil) Welcome

BANGALORE ~ For the just-concluded Assembly elections in Karnataka, the state saw a steady inflow of ‘outsiders’ in the form of central ministers, chief ministers, former ministers, former chief…