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An Ungainly Balance

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Narendra Modi dithers over his Ayodhya trip as enemies take aim

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The Last Days of the Telegram

On a rainy weekday evening, people walk huddled under black umbrellas to Mumbai’s Churchgate station. Nearby, at the Central Telegraph Office (CTO), Pradip Borse sits on a wooden chair in a decaying…

Home Not Alone

Besides the drone of the TV set, there is no other sound in the three-bedroom villa—no pressure cooker going off in the kitchen, no honking from the street outside, no doorbells rung periodically. On…

Green versus Red

The first time I entered the Indravati National Park in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, I had only a village youth who I met barely an hour ago for company. Lakshminath Nag, the lone beat guard…

Return of the Board Warrior

In November 2005, after beating Jagmohan Dalmiya to become BCCI president, it took Sharad Pawar just three months to hound him out of Indian cricket. This included foisting criminal cases of…

Improper Prop

A scantily clad actress posing seductively with Christian religious symbols has led to some trouble for the upcoming Sanjay Dutt starrer Policegiri. One of the stills of the movie reportedly has…

The Outsiders

It was somewhere between interesting and amusing to watch Himachal Pradesh’s Director General of Police, B Kamal Kumar, on Headlines Today. The issue in question was his statement that migrant…

An Odds Thing to Happen

NEW DELHI ~ Once upon a time there was something called a dabba in Gurgaon. This was a facility a bettor could purchase from a bookie at a cost of Rs 4,000 a month. The dabba came with a dedicated…

There’s a Scramble for Screens Out There

India makes more movies than any other country. But screening films is no easy business. Since 70 per cent of a film exhibitor’s revenues come from ticket sales, drawing audiences into halls is a…

The Outsiders

It was somewhere between interesting and amusing to watch Himachal Pradesh’s Director General of Police, B Kamal Kumar, on Headlines Today. The issue in question was his statement that migrant…

Letters to My Unwitting Spouses

‘Couples who have premarital sex to be considered ‘married,’ says Madras HC’ —Indian Express, 18 June 2013 Dear R_____: You might have forgotten me. However, I still remember our sweat-soaked…