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War on Black Money: Freedom at Midnight

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Politics after Modi's war on black money

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War on Black Money: Freedom at Midnight

SOME OF THOSE gathered at the Union Cabinet meeting on the evening of November 8th were cracking their knuckles in anxiety; a few others were fidgety; others were hiding their apprehensions behind…

Why White America is Breaking Bad

PUNDITS HAVE FOUND many reasons to explain why Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton: the bi-coastal liberal bubble, Democratic cosiness with Wall Street, the end of industrial America, Hillary Clinton’s…

The Benefit of Papyrophobia

MY RAILWAY SEASON pass is bought from an app called UTS with a very tiresome mode of paying that involves transferring money online to something that they call an R-Wallet and then deducting the…

Open Diary

UNLIKE THE BREXIT vote in the summer, where a visit to the UK shortly before polling convinced me that the pundits were getting it wrong, I too did not believe that Donald Trump was going to spring a…

Nothing Is for Your Eyes Only

The film 2001: A Space Odyssey used to be a rage once. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke wrote the screenplay and after the film was released, Arthur C. Clarke wrote a book with the same title. (…

The Truth About SIMI

HIS UNANI CLINIC is difficult to locate even in a place as laidback as Azamgarh’s Millatnagar area, even though it overlooks a gaudily painted police station one can’t miss. It is set along a typical…

Trumped in Europe

LIKE MILLIONS OF others around the world, I had little or no sleep on the night of the US presidential election. It was a global event of momentous significance. As the results came in and the…

It’s More Than Complicated

In Bollywood, it appears that exes can be friends, but no matter what relationship you share with your ex, you can’t be friends with another of his exes. Complicated much? At the first edition of the…

Sandhya Mridul: Role Model

SANDHYA MRIDUL IS full of stories. She’s got a story about how she made the move from a marketing job at KLM to acting in television shows; a story about entering Bollywood with Saathiya that…

Does Food Have a Religion?

FOOD IS CENTRAL to the ancient Vedic texts. The creation hymn of the Rigveda (10.90.4) divides all things into those that eat and those that do not eat (or are the eaten). ‘Food and eaters of food,…