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Wanted: a Dance Partner for SRK

Shah Rukh Khan starts filming Happy New Year in September, but director Farah Khan and he haven’t found a leading lady yet. Apparently the duo considered everyone from Parineeti Chopra to Katrina…

‘Dead Bastards’

A little boy on his way to church notices the bright reflection of the church in a lake. He tells his father that the second church is better. He wants to go there instead. The father tries to…

A World Without Men

First, a declaration: I would like to tag Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in this story. The Gandhis may or may not understand what it means to be from Attappady, a desperately poor Tribal settlement near…

The Irony of a Name

In May, the Mumbai headquarters of Mouthshut.com—a popular review website where consumers put up their opinions and experiences of products and services—was paid a visit by two sub-inspectors of the…

Saving the Indian Bustard

There are only about 250 Great Indian Bustards left in the country. But now there is hope of the species’ survival. The Rajasthan government has launched a Rs 13 crore conservation drive for the…

The Gavaskar Dichotomy

Most Indian males who came of age in the 1980s had a holy trinity of role models—Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. Among these, the kinship with Kapil and Gavaskar was stronger. One,…

Spot the Crime

An extraordinary law like the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), or its late father, the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, is an admission of failure. MCOCA begins with this…

The Deshmukh-Chavan Battle over Latur Express

MUMBAI ~ The Latur Express, a train operated by the Central Railways from Mumbai to Latur in central Maharashtra, has triggered an ego clash between two Congress heavyweights. So much so that the…

Marijuana Myths and the Mass Market

Indians, one often hears, are inborn entrepreneurs: adaptive, restless for opportunity, ready for risk, and raring to strike a fortune the moment an occasion arises. So what explains all this…

The Fault, Dear Brutus, Lies in the Genes

As he peers over the diagram of a family tree, one among several he has drawn in the past five months, Dr Amit Verma runs his fingers along the arrows to trace cancer in his patient’s family. Two of…