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One Hundred Days of Rectitude

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Modi’s ‘Broken India’ theme carries the first notation of Conservatism—and a moderniser’s social vision

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100 Days of Modi

One Hundred Days of Rectitude ~ by S Prasannarajan Modi’s ‘Broken India’ theme carries the first notation of Conservatism—and a moderniser’s social vision Right and Radical ~ by PR Ramesh The…

Indian Theatre Forum to launch SMART programme

To promote management programme in theatre, the Indian Theatre Forum will be launching first of its kind SMART module in India for theatre students. The programme is expected to be launched in…

Memories of Champaran

In London, many a time when I walked up to a post office counter to mail something back home, the clerk would read the address and turn to me, "O Champaran!". I would smile, "You must be a Gujarati…

Weeding out Meaningless Laws

Certain laws in India are so old that they are as good as dead. The march of technology has rendered most British-era laws rudderless. Repealing such laws requires identifying them. Various efforts…

Imran Khan

Pakistan is said to be a country hurtling towards chaos, and Imran Khan, leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, is now contributing his bit towards that end. After making a bizarre call to citizens to…

The Red Devils’ Angel

During their World Cup campaign, Argentina had what many termed ‘the fantastic four’. Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuaín ahead, Lionel Messi just a touch behind, and Angel Di Maria, who in sudden…

A Problematic Passage to India

Come December, if everything goes according to plan, Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai’s zoo, will get India’s first batch of penguins. The municipal body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has just set…

Games BCCI Plays

Quite remarkably, even for an institution that has been whimsical and bungling so often in the past, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seems to have bested its record. For the first…

Bollywood’s gangster scare

The police recently stepped up the security of actor Shah Rukh Khan, after the gangster Ravi Pujari tried to get in touch with the actor. Pujari, who has in the past tried to extort money from…

One Hundred Days of Rectitude

When Narendra Modi stormed Delhi, it was as if India was waiting for that moment with the famed Hindu rate of patience. It was an India that was made to feel betrayed in its every waking hour, and in…