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Maharashtra Cong-NCP Government

In a desperate attempt to consolidate its vote bank among slum dwellers, the state’s Congress-NCP government approved a proposal to regularise all slums that came up before 2000. The previous cut-off…

A Government in Power but not in Charge

Senior ministers, overcome by hubris, have been maintaining that it will be business as usual till the polls. Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said…

The Paternal Politician

Narayan Dutt Tiwari, known for his amiable disposition, has often been the butt of unkind jokes. One of the most derisive was a slogan used by his political rivals in the mid-70s: “Main Narayan Dutt…

Casteist Remarks Lead to a Cataract Crisis

Noted ophthalmologist, Padmashree awardee and JJ Hospital Dean Dr Tatyarao Lahane holds the world record for the most cataract surgeries performed—over a staggering 100,000. At the government run…

On Humiliation and Its Spectacle

There is a secret pleasure in seeing wealthy, powerful men brought to their knees. And especially if such a man heads an organisation that has serious legal questions around it, any humiliation is an…

Return of the Great Terror

Nostalgia is the most powerful weapon in the armoury of an autocrat. No autocrat as sanguineous as Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is at work today, and it’s nostalgia that drives his extraterritorial…

Her Spiritual Crisis

I draw naked people. Sketching live models is my hobby. I have drawn over a hundred individuals from all walks of life, and Conversations in the Nude captures my tryst with nudity. It’s a…

The Evolution of Dark Skin

It is believed that thousands of years ago, before Homo sapiens travelled out of Africa, they all had dark skins. When humans migrated to parts of modern-day Europe, because of the weak sunshine in…

JBL Voyager

JBL has over the years created some iconic designs for speakers, and with the Voyager, the company has done it again. The speaker looks pretty in a living room with its transparent enclosure, and has…

Shaadi ke Side Effects

This movie doesn’t have a script, what it does is a recipe from an old cook book. The first step reads: add some excitement to your marriage. So Siddharth and Trisha breathlessly book themselves into…