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What Ails India’s Supreme Court

Something’s bugging the apex court of this country. ‘Supreme court judges being brought down left, right and center... by a bug! Justice Bobde unwell now,’ tweeted @courtwitness1 on 29 July. Eight…

Rahul’s Straight Bat Heave

Rahul Dravid normally steers clear of controversy. But the country’s cricket board has fallen so low that even he could not resist putting the great panjandrums of Indian cricket in their place. “…

Not in the Mood to be Saved Today

NEW DELHI ~ Last month, during floods in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, the district administration pressed at least five rescue boats into operation. Ganesh Shinde, tehsildar of Chandrapur, was…

The Takeover That Wasn’t

MUMBAI ~ When Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray died last year, many Mumbaikars expected that his nephew Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), would take over the party he had…

People Tweeting from Glass Houses

In the case of Raj Thackeray, Nitesh Rane and Sanjay Raut versus Shobhaa De over her tweet—‘Maharashtra and Mumbai??? Why not? Mumbai has always fancied itself as an independent entity, anyway. This…

First Knowledge Base

Last week, like every other person who reads news online, I came across a particularly unintelligent piece of writing masquerading as a feature on unknown ‘facts’ about women. The depth of the author…

Did ‘Adam’ Meet ‘Eve’?

According to researchers, modern humans trace their lineage to two common ancestors. Two individuals, ‘Mitochondrial Eve’ and ‘Y-chromosomal Adam’, are believed to have passed down portions of their…

Chronofighter Oversize GMT +30 India

Created for India and Indians across the world, this dual timezone watch is designed for half-hour time differences and thus help overseas Indians stay synchronised with their homeland (or the other…

B.A. Pass

Based on a vivid story by Mohan Sikka, The Railway Aunty, this film is an exact adaptation. Perhaps it shouldn’t have been, but that is the creative decision of director Ajay Bahl and he has executed…

Safety First? Think Again

Hrithik Roshan, who’s been on cloud nine since fans started raving about the trailer of Krrish 3 earlier this week, hardly looks like someone recovering from an intense surgery. In case you’d…