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The inside Story of How I Lost the Race for the UN Secretary-General's Job in 2006: Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor finally reveals how he lost the race in 2006

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31st October Movie Review

‘31st October’ is not cinematically fluent, but doesn’t really need to be. So closely does it stay with those 4 horrific days, from the 31st of October, 1984, when Mrs Indira Gandhi was shot dead to…

Irom Sharmila: On the Fast Lane

THAT FIRST THING that goes once a person enters politics is the moral sheen, and while we must hope that this fate does not befall Irom Sharmila, history rules that it is almost inevitable. Consider…

When the Guru Goes to Paris

Two hundred Frenchmen, in their suits and ties, with their wives in Chanel skirts and high heels, did so at an event organised by the Indian ambassador, Mohan Kumar in Paris, for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar…

Unfriended

The once-envied friendship between Karan Johar and Kajol appears to have soured beyond repair. The filmmaker and the actress famously fell out after her husband Ajay Devgn got into an ugly war of…

Triple Talaq: God’s Diktat

IT IS CLOSE to noon and the sun is at full blast in Deoband. No additional heat is required, though, to warm up a discussion at this premier Islamic educational institution whose influence spans…