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Life Gets a Long Rope

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What the Supreme Court judgment commuting 15 death sentences at one go foretells

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Watch Out for a Potential Property Bubble

Speculators are good sniffers. Especially of money-making opportunities. They have a nose for which asset classes are likely to multiply their wealth. Lately, among the openings they seem to have…

The New Saffron High Command

After the morale-sapping defeat of the party in the 2004 General Election, the BJP attempted to figure out why the Indian electorate had stopped responding to its message. Surely, the battering it…

Charge of the Youth Brigade

Of all the arguments spouted by the Congress for its decision to send Digvijaya Singh to the Rajya Sabha, there is one that offers signs of a generational change taking place within the party’s…

All Are Invited

It was sometime in September 2011 that Yogendra Yadav received a phone call that would turn him into a corruption fighter. The caller rang up one afternoon while Yadav was taking a stroll in the lush…

Separate Is Never Equal

When the atheist, Secularist & Humanist Society at Reading University in England labelled a pineapple ‘Mohammed’ in its stall at the university’s freshers’ fair back in 2012, its representatives…

Women in Our Ads

In October last year, ahead of Diwali and the impending wedding season, retail jewellery brand Tanishq came up with a commercial that created quite a stir. The advertisement, directed by Gauri Shinde…

The Thorn in Schumi’s Flesh

The vast lobby of the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai, with its white Thassos marble floor and musical notes floating out of a bright red piano custom built in Germany, is a setting of luxurious tranquility.…

Weekend Harvest

On a warm Saturday morning on the outskirts of Bangalore, on a 400 sq ft plot, Sajith U is busy digging. Next to him, his wife Deepthi harvests carrots. Four-year-old Amanyu watches his parents toil…

Learning Not to Settle

Last week, I met a friend who’s dating a jerk. She’s a doctor; well-spoken, well-educated and with a handwriting that’s actually readable—you don’t have to pray that the chemist doesn’t mistake a…

Drink in Peace

Parked on the ninth floor roof garden of an obscure mid-budget hotel off Colaba Causeway in Mumbai, Cloud 9 Café isn’t the casual tourist’s destination of choice. It’s not even the local’s…