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THE ODD COUPLE

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SPIN IS NOT KING

The greatest bowling pack in the history of cricket is said to have existed in the 1970s, when a West Indies team of four fearsome express pace bowlers—Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and…

Don’t let clichés mar the partnership

It’s a happy augury for Barack Obama’s visit that the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) that first appeared on the drawing board in 1981 was finally handed over to the Indian Air Force on 17 January. It…

India Is Elsewhere

Local columnists may squirm, but then it comes as no surprise that US President Barack Obama didn’t mention India even once in his State of the Union address on 20 January, just five days before his…

THE ODD COUPLE

As Indians prepare to receive Barack Obama as chief guest at their Republic Day celebrations, they would do well to bear in mind that the American president mentioned India in his State of the Union…

LET IT BE THE END

The recent controversy over the Censor (Film Certification for all appearances) Board being overruled by the appellate authority in the case of a film has raised many issues and questions about the…

An American in Delhi

Symbolism matters. And the Republic Day is all about symbolism: the military masculinity of the state; the cultural kaleidoscope that is India; a patriotic pageant for the masses. In showing off our…

Number Theory

Two personalities from different religions had advice on procreation this week. There was VHP leader Pravin Togadia exhorting Hindus to breed to the tune of eight to 10 children per couple. And there…

The mystery of Sunanda Pushkar’s death

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor was called in for questioning this week over the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. It marks yet another chapter in the mystery over the circumstances surrounding…