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The Patna Protocol

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Battleground Bihar will propel Modi’s modernisation

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EVM prototypes, a big hit in Bihar

As Bihar gears up for one of the most exciting elections in recent times, the demand for election campaign material is picking up. It is not difficult to notice the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)…

In the Islamic Republic of Michel Houellebecq

The day Michel Houellebecq’s new novel, Soumission, was published, on 7 January, two Islamic terrorists, shouting “Allahu Akbar”, stormed into the editorial meeting of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and…

A Comedy of Terrors

There has never been any shortage of demand for AR Rahman’s music, but it is only now that he and we are beginning to learn about a premium on his soul as well. And it takes a peculiar set of people…

Draft Encryption Policy Withdrawal

The purpose of the poorly-worded Draft National Encryption Policy was to give the Government access to all online exchanges, including data stored on any private business server. Under the policy,…

Keep Finance Gender Neutral

Gender imbalances in the world of finance have been so stark, historically, that anything said about the subject attracts disproportionate attention. SS Mundra, Deputy Governor of the RBI, had the…

Volkswagen

Volkswagen, a pioneer in fuel-efficient electric vehicles, finds itself enmeshed in one of the most blatant deceptions in modern-day auto history. Since 2009, Volkswagen has been installing a…

Retired Unhurt

Does the man make the moment or the moment make the man? In Jagmohan Dalmiya’s case, it would have to be the latter, despite many august cricketing personalities having suggested otherwise in their…

Life Under a Flyover

A flyover near Sanpada suburban railway station in the satellite township of Navi Mumbai is now home to those fleeing the drought from interior Maharashtra. The first to come was Kondabai Prakash…

Donald Trump, From A to Z

Coarse as hell, bombastic and misogynist, a blunt-spoken nativist with an almost cartoon arrogance, Donald Trump offers the textbook picture of a candidate unsuited to any elective office—however…

The Patna Protocol

On a warm Tuesday in the middle of September, a few anxious representatives of India Inc, worried about the hurdles slowing the nation’s economic reforms process, called on Rahul Gandhi, vice-…