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The Ishrat File

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Unravelling the political plot

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Offspring in the Wings

Film industry insiders are currently talking about Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara, who is grooming herself for an acting career. The 22-year-old Columbia graduate returned to India and decided she was…

Leicester City A Football Fantasy

Being a Leicester City fan has rarely been great. The Foxes, my local team as a boy, probably my family’s team since the club was founded in 1890, have never won the football league or the FA Cup and…

The Ishrat File

David Coleman Headley’s sensational disclosure via a video link from the US that Ishrat Jehan, the young woman who was killed in Gujarat along with three others in a 2004 police encounter, was an…

Make in India: The Sales Pitch

At an early morning session, in a hall overcrowded with Japanese and Indian businessmen and government representatives, Amitabh Kant, secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion…

JNU: The Last Outpost

For decades, Jawaharlal Nehru University was the place to indulge, with a kind of impunity, in fantasies of revolution. Its 1,000-acre forested sprawl on the Aravali hills seemed to foster a youthful…

The Self in the Selfie

Trends of doing-it-yourself, propelled by easy-to- use point-n-shoot devices, have created a junkyard of images in the last half decade, one that has no physical burden. These snaps are clicked,…

JNU and the Price of Sedition

Sedition is serious business. The fear of sedition is paranoia, which itself is a sign of fragile national confidence. Sedition is rebellion that threatens to destabilise the state and dethrone the…

A Relative Question of the Ascetic

तत्रापश्यत्स्थितान् पार्थ: पितृनथ पितामहान् | आचार्यान्मातुलान्भ्रातृन्पुत्रान्पौत्रान्सखींस्तथा || श्वशुरान्सुहृदश्चैव सेनयोरुभयोरपि | This is a shloka from the Bhagavad Gita (BG). Actually, it is…

Make It Silly Policy

It is in the mood of the times that the news item was buried deep inside The Times of India on the last of its ‘Nation’ pages on Tuesday. The headline said, ‘Eliot, Keats dropped for desi writers in…

India’s Cleanest City Mysuru

Mysuru has been rated India’s ‘cleanest city’ for the second time in a row. The city came first in a survey called Swachh Sarvekshan, which included 73 municipalities with a population of more than 1…