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COPING WITH MODI

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WHY A SECTION OF INDIA INC CANNOT ADAPT TO CHANGE

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What’s Left, Comrade Yechury?

One of the amendments suggested to the political resolution presented by outgoing CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat in Visakhapatnam at the 21st Party Congress of the Communist Party of India-…

Why a section of India Inc can’t cope with Modi

It is strange, but his admirers are now his detractors, especially after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to ensure transparency in a coal auction. The irony is overwhelming. When Modi rode to a…

Sitaram Yechury and the last ghost story

In the coastal town of Visakhapatnam, it was the assembly of the haunted, and the spectral atmospherics were apt for the occasion. They were among the last remaining characters in the biggest ghost…

The half rights of man

Section 498A OF the Indian Penal Code has the distinction of single-handedly giving rise to a men’s rights movement in India. Until a couple of years ago, these activists were called into television…

The 200th anniversary of the First Gorkha Rifles

Friday, 24 April, marks the 200th anniversary of the first armed organised unit of Gorkha soldiers in the Indian and British Army. Members of the Gorkha community, indigenous to Nepal, were first…

Petty politics over a farmer’s suicide

The news of the suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan, Gajender Singh, at an AAP rally in Delhi brings to the fore the mischievous ways of the AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He…

Kim Jong-Un, supreme leader of North Korea

North Korea is a fenced-in country that no one really knows much about. What is increasingly unclear is whether its dictator Kim Jong-un is a human being. Its official news agency recently reported…

A life in the closet

He could be your neighbour going for a Sunday outing with his wife and two children—a picture of a happy family. He could be the school topper who got into one of the IIMs and you heard had married a…

Wide angle focus on a pee problem

N Prasanth, the collector of Kozhikode district, has found an innovative strategy to tackle the issue of people urinating in the open—a ‘photo contest’ to catch and shame such offenders. He announced…