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Sushma in the Soup

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There is more than Lalit Modi that makes the Foreign Minister's position untenable

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Sushma in the Soup

Strange as it may sound, it isn’t the first time that a tainted businessman has doted on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in the eye of the storm over celebrity fugitive and Twitter…

Albert Camus and the Return of the Outsider

‘The sky seemed to split apart from end to end to pour its fire down upon me. My whole body tensed as I gripped the gun more tightly. It set off the trigger. I could feel the smooth barrel in my hand…

Nothing ‘Right’ about It at All

Self-styled keepers of the Hindu faith like VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi have a penchant for embarrassing India’s Government. In her latest instalment of highly objectionable statements, she has warned…

Bobby Jindal

It was a decision that was hailed as a ‘victory of love’. On 26 June, the US Supreme Court gave its legal imprimatur to the marital union of same-sex couples across all 50 states in the country. The…

Greece: The Broke Man of Europe

After Greece missed its deadline to repay the International Monetary Fund the money it owes, calling for a national referendum on 5 July over its creditors demands, anything can happen now. Athens…

A Real Rainbow

On a sidewalk at Market Street in San Francisco, as the gay pride parade moved on, I could see two men sitting nonchalantly as naked as the day they were born. And just as nonchalantly, the world…

Mumbai’s Hooch Tragedy

It is a story that has repeated itself almost every year across the country. In the second half of June, more than a hundred people died after consuming spurious liquor (or hooch) in the slums of…

India’s Wimbledon Connection

Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious of tennis tournaments, is known for several things—the strict dress code enforced by its organisers, the eating of strawberries and cream by its spectators…

Jihad: Who Will Contain the Evil?

An international Jihadist war is raging across continents. Before and during this holy month of Ramzan that began on 19 June, Muslims have been butchered every day not by right- wing Christian and…

Congress in Revival Mode?

On 17 June, Padmavati Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan, was abuzz with Congress activity. All the senior state leaders of the party were staying there, and had over the previous two days been meeting…