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After Bihar: Modi the Diminished

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POLITICS AFTER BIHAR

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After Bihar: Modi the Diminished

Dramatic tension in Indian politics is still provided by one man who sees himself as the sole spokesman of a nation’s utmost fears and its untapped possibilities. It could be the overreach of the…

Anupam Kher

In the last one year or so, no one, certainly not the Opposition, has worked up the government quite like this movement of writers and academics. While several members and supporters of the…

Aung San Suu Kyi: The New Iron Lady

After five decades of junta rule, a series of rigged or cancelled elections, and the last five years of a quasi-civilian government comprising retired military generals, there is a fierce storm of…

After Bihar: The Road from Patna

Arun Kamati is a Patna-based class-four employee who can barely read and write, yet he has the ability to say profound things in a simple way. The day before the results of the Bihar assembly…

After Bihar: Be the Master and Skip the House

Two days before his party’s electoral disaster in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an audience of economists and policymakers at the Delhi Economics Conclave that, “reforms are not the end,…

The Exploding Bubble

About six months ago, while doing a story on food startups, I had gone to the office of TinyOwl, then the favourite of the venture capitalists in that space. Whenever you saw TinyOwl’s name in the…

The Return of Maggi

Not so long ago, we were witness to the biggest food breakup in India. Maggi, the beloved two-minute noodles, not quite cooked in two minutes, tested positive for excessive lead content—too high and…

The DNA of Ayurveda is Correct

Two of the principle ideas in ayurveda are concepts of doshas and prakriti. The dominance of one dosha determines the prakriti or phenotype of the individual. In ayurvedic practice, the prakriti of…

’Tis the Season for Jolly Marketing

I suppose you could put it down to the festive mood and the spirit of good cheer… or there’s something in the water they’re drinking. Whatever be the reasons, it does appear that Bollywood’s starry…

Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein

When an actor who has been the anchor of parallel cinema in India and who has inspired quality theatre in Hindi and English, decides to steward a ‘thriller’ about a missing cocaine consignment and…