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Baba Ramdev: The Karma Yogi

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A cultural revolution in the marketplace

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M.S. Dhoni:The Untold Story Movie Review

It is not possible to have an 'untold story' of a major Indian cricketer, so high is the profile, so public the biography, and so brief the sporting life. But this movie makes a go of it, and works…

Baba Ramdev: The Karma Yogi

ONE LOOK AT THE MAN and you realise how yogic exoticism merges seamlessly with raw ordinariness: a wiry frame in saffron, a beard blowing in the wind from the Ganga, and his hair tied in a loose bun…

Let the Lesser State Know

A WEEK AFTER the terrorist attack on the Uri Brigade encampments by four jihadi-terrorists that killed 18 troops and wounded some fifty others of the Bihar and Dogra Regiments, and the spiralling of…

Let’s Restore Rhetoric

HE STOOD THERE not looking at the camera, sniffing but not smiling for the sake of us, more attack dog than dream builder. She, in red pantsuit, kept her smile—nervous or dismissive?—intact…

Fall of the Professional Politician

UNDER NORMAL POLITICAL circumstances, the world would not be on tenterhooks in the run-up to the US presidential election on 8 November. By ‘normal’, I mean politics that conforms to the ground rules…

Pakistani Actors: The Usual Suspects

A CORRUPT, VIOLENT party is a dangerous thing, but it is even more so when it finds itself getting irrelevant. That is where the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, led by Raj Thackeray, finds itself today…

R Ashwin: The Spinmaster

THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED Test match between India and New Zealand, which we won convincingly, was billed as a landmark moment since it was India’s 500th Test match. Apart from the eventual scoreline,…

Shimon Peres: The Elder Statesman

IN THE PASSING of Shimon Peres, Israel has not only lost a leader who was devoted to peace, but also a member of the country’s founding generation. After almost 60 years in public life, Peres became…

You May Hire A Friend

WE SIT IN a large but crowded eatery I selected at the southern end of Mumbai, cramped elbows on table, our coffee cups and plates of dosa almost touching each other. I begin to wonder how the…

Bitter Harvest

A CENTURY AGO, Mandya did not evoke visions of lush paddy fields and ubiquitous cane. In fact, before the 8,600-ft-long Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) dam was built across the Cauvery in 1924, many Mandya…