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The Cash Transfer Mess

Cover Story

A report from the Gandhis’ home constituencies of Raebareli and Amethi

Stories in this issue

That Elusive Orgasm

It is 11 pm and a party is underway at a posh Juhu bungalow. The crowd is mostly filmi. There are actors, scriptwriters, directors, photographers, cinematographers, film archivers and the odd…

Lucknow to Hollywood

Jon Hamm, lead actor on the Emmy-winning American TV show Mad Men, may get top billing on Disney’s upcoming true-life sports film Million Dollar Arm, but behind the scenes, two of the key driving…

Birth of a Salesman

Soon after the US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, authorities released a picture of President Barack Obama and other government bigshots tracking the raid from the Situation Room of the White…

The End of Silence

LOS ANGELES ~ Angie Epifano always wears the same necklace. It is simple—a round blue stone set in silver on a silver chain. When something reminds her of her rape, she holds the pendant in her palm…

Kashmir, Once Again

The first casualty of any armed conflict is the truth, and in this, Kashmir is no exception. Depending on who one talks to, there are different versions of what happened on 18 July in Ramban, a small…

The Impossible Trinity and Last Law of Lickonomics

‘Even the A, B, C of it is baffling,’ observed Mark Twain more than a century ago, referring to a holy trinity he had close encounters with on a trip to India. If an American economist or humourist…

Storm in a Teacup over Uniforms

MUMBAI ~ The classic crab mentality seems to be at work in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in Pune district. In a bid to add some sophistication to the appearance of municipal…

‘Can cock my own gun’

By all accounts, Ernest Hemingway, one of the 20th century’s best known writers, lived an uninhibited, often dangerous life. He boxed and hunted, drank with abandon, and, as a war journalist, even…

Face Off

On 22 April, many Guwahati dailies carried a photo of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone along with an Assam Cricket Association secretary Bikash Baruah. It was an IPL meeting, and according to…

“I don’t know what Socialism means”

The battle of clever old professors is often fought behind the shield of values. They may even hint it is for the greater common good. But at the heart of it is usually a petty grouse. Naturally,…