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The Unreliable Source

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Congress: The mess and the manure

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Indian Gas Pricing: Still as Hazy as Ever

In India, discovering natural gas seems less difficult than pricing it. Private producers are keen on market prices. Gas users are keen on low prices. Policymakers are keen on a balance they seem…

Till the Pips Squeak

On the evening of 14 May at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, actor-author Jayant Kripalani and author-columnist Shobhaa De were in a lively conversation about Kripalani’s new book of…

The Victor and the Spoils

BANGALORE ~ Fear of a resurgent Janata Dal-Secular has led the Congress High Command to nominate Siddaramaiah as Karnataka Chief Minister. The JDS—to which Siddaramaiah belonged before his move to…

Red Shadow over Assam

When senior Maoist leader Anukul Chandra Naskar alias Pareshji was arrested on 9 May in the Barak Valley of southern Assam, it came as no surprise to security agencies. They had been tipped off about…

The All-Seeing Eye

This week a Sub-Inspector in Ghaziabad came face to face with technology much to his discomfiture. He was caught on camera slapping a girl. It was flashed on news channels and what was probably a…

The All-Seeing Eye

This week a Sub-Inspector in Ghaziabad came face to face with technology much to his discomfiture. He was caught on camera slapping a girl. It was flashed on news channels and what was probably a…

Curtains for Your Political Career

MUMBAI ~ A close link is being established between office renovation and the careers of some Maharashtra politicians. Despite taking the advice of the best Vaastu consultants, several ministers and…

That Fizzling Sound

There was a commercial many years ago that had ice cubes as living beings thrilled at the prospect of being submerged in Coca-Cola. When the bottle opens, the ice cubes are ticklish with anticipation…

Poison in Paradise

On any evening in Port Blair, you’ll look westwards and see the picture-postcard sunset, clear and unmediated by pollution—except for a tiny patch with what looks like a volcano sputtering and…

The Khan Who Couldn’t

A chaotic day of polling has just ended. But few in Karachi are willing to call it a day. In a posh living room in south Karachi, a group of friends gather to follow the results on TV. In one corner…