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Virbhadra Singh: The Rotten Apple

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An Open Investigation: The rotten apple of Congress

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Now Comes a Scandal Called Virbhadra Singh

In ancient times, apples were known as the fruit of the underworld, sustenance for those who would venture into deep, dark recesses from where there was no return. Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister of…

Misplaced Largesse

LESS THAN A MONTH after it was sworn in, the Yogi Adityanath government on April 4th waived off loans handed out to small and marginal farmers by banks. The bill: a whopping Rs 36,359 crore. This is…

Sorry, Modi is Not One of Them

THEIR TRIBE IS multiplying, and their pathologies are a pointer to the darkest possibilities of populism. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte “would be happy to slaughter” drug addicts. He…

A Brief History of IPL

PRELUDE: What do you think of when you think of cricket? It doesn’t matter for Lalit Modi is going tell you what to think. When Modi thinks of ‘gentleman’s game’, he thinks of auctioned cricketers,…

The Road Soberly Taken

INDIAN ROADS HAVE had, like Indians themselves, a great tolerance for pain. They are born to sometimes die quickly, often to live long unhealthy malnutritioned lives, and for a very few, an…

Kishori Amonkar (1932-2017): The Intimate Singer

IS ART A transmission of emotion or of intellect? Should a classical musician be a medium for a guru’s highbrow abstraction of aesthetic perfection, or pursue perfection in each note like a haiku…

Mumbai Notebook

DO OTHER CITIES have famous landmarks, so famous that they are recognised even by the notoriously ignorant tribe of taxi drivers, yet do not actually exist? Mumbai had three: Kemp’s Corner, called…

Indraprastha

ASIDE FROM AN occasional flyer in the morning papers inserted by rival vote seekers, there is barely any evidence that the national capital is set to soon elect three new municipal corporations.…