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AMERICAN BLITZ

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Can Modi Redeem an Alliance gone Astray?

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End of a Bad Marriage

It seemed scripted like a Bollywood story, except the end. After all the emotion and drama of the tiff, there was no making up. Instead, India watched what is perhaps the biggest break-up of the…

SCOTCH WISDOM

India, by and large, brooks no discussion of ‘self-determination’ for Kashmiris, Mizos, Nagas, and others who aren’t entirely happy with their lot. Frozen non-negotiably in their status as citizens…

Our Man goes to America

So Narendra Modi is all set to visit the United States which, for a decade, refused him a visa. This was a bit rich coming from a country that revels in being the ‘land of the free’ where justice is…

Make a Joke, and don’t forget to Chuckle

Please excuse the familiarity, sir – we thought that in light of your upcoming visit to the US, we should try to reacquaint you with American manners, which as you may remember from your last visit…

AMERICAN BLITZ

Narendra Modi wants to be no less than a rock star in the United States—and that too, a rock star of the likes of Elvis Presley, the King, and Michael Jackson, all of whom had performed at Madison…

The Pathology of Anti-Americanism

Every ism is born out of an argument that brooks no rejoinder. An argument that excludes the other voice is adamant, exclusivist, and one-dimensional. The story of anti-Americanism, with its…

Jack Ma and Alibaba’s Beanstalk

About two decades ago, the only one talking about ‘Jack’ and the internet was HCL, the Indian infotech company. Inspired by Forrest Gump’s ‘fruit company’ Apple, it had this idea of a home computer…

A Murder by Any Other Name

Underworld stories can come from all quarters in Mumbai. Recently when I ran across a neighbour, a senior citizen, he told me of a friend of his who had put in his life savings to buy a canteen in…

Whopping Infosys pay hike

While Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy has been revered for austerity, the infotech major recently brought about a phenomenal uplift to the industry’s salary benchmark, making its top executives…

A Timely Warning to Crony Capitalists

The mass cancellation of coal blocks by India’s Supreme Court has vindicated the findings of the CAG and sent out a warning to a political class that perpetrates crony capitalism. But the decision of…