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THE K REVOLUTION

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Special Report on World Cup: Essays by James Astill, Dilip D’Souza, Mini Kapoor, Dileep Premachandran and Suresh Menon

Stories in this issue

THE LOOMING LOSS

It has been difficult for us. When the batsmen click the bowlers don’t. And when the bowlers do the batsmen don’t. We need to sort that out.”—MS Dhoni after yet another defeat against Australia in a…

BRING BACK THE BOWLERS

My favourite World Cup moment? That is easy. It was at the Nairobi Gymkhana ground, on a sunny afternoon in February 2003, when Maurice Odumbe bowled Dilhara Fernando to seal Kenya’s group stage win…

THE K REVOLUTION

‘February 10: National de-worming day for Delhi’ That was perhaps the pithiest and most caustic text message that did the rounds on 10 February, as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) cruised towards blotting…

AN INDIAN EPIC WITH A CHAPLIN TOUCH

Epic strategies and struggles have a way of predetermining narratives. They emphasise the power of grand narratives, historic outcomes, of enormous scales of victory and defeat. They speak of…

Let Kejriwal Revised Be a Man with Less Answers

The moment will be mythicised in the national mind as many variations of freedom—or subversion. Is it the rage of one man, the man who came from nowhere and conquered the conscience, against the…

All Things to All Voters

Since memory is short in politics, and when movements peak their beginnings get clouded, it might be worthwhile to remember that the first to latch on to Arvind Kejriwal was the middle-class of India…

Full statehood for Delhi

When Arvind Kejriwal released the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) manifesto before Delhi’s election, he said that one of its key goals would be to attain full statehood for Delhi. To understand why statehood…

No Reckless Populism Please

Arvind Kejriwal has signalled that his approach to governance will be different than what was on display during his 49-day stint earlier. In a media interaction, Delhi’s Chief Minister elect has said…

Rahul Gandhi

How does a party that has ruled Delhi for 15 years—and the Centre for two successive terms—perform so dismally in an election? The Congress failed to win a single seat in the Delhi Assembly. Of the…

Why I Pressed the Broom Button

Dear Arvind, I write to you to extend my congratulations, and also, I must admit, to gloat a little on my part in your revolution. For the last two years, I have been pressing ‘Like’ on every…