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Raabta Movie Review

A mishmash of several reincarnation movies of the past, Raabta is about a woman in Budapest who has obsessive, recurring dreams. She puts it down to a car accident that killed both her parents. It…

The Future of Jobs

JAMES JOSEPH, FORMER director at Microsoft India, left the fast-changing world of IT in his prime some years ago after winning a global in-house award of the world’s largest software maker by revenue…

Banking on Irrational Expectations

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is probably the most conservative institution of the country. Whenever it takes decisions on monetary policy—its domain— it does so with caution, taking into…

Back to Mother

AT 10.30 AM on June 6th, the working committee of the Indian National Congress sat for a crucial meeting after seven long months. The last meeting had been called in November 2016 and Congress…

Impact of Beef Ban in Kerala

“For us Malayalees, beef and parotta is not just food. It is a deep-seated emotion.” This is a dialogue from the Malayalam film Godha, which was released seven days before the new central law imposed…

Leo Varadkar: The Desi Dubliner

IN 1992, a fairly prominent Irish politician, Michael Smith, then the Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce, famously declared that the people “need to know where the Taoiseach…

Root for the Thinking Man

VIRENDER SEHWAG’S application to be Indian cricket team coach with a two line CV—that he has played with the team members before and is a mentor with the IPL team Kings XI Punjab—exhibits the same…

Travelling Back in Time with Beef Ban

PHILIP CROSLAND WAS furious. As always when he was angry, which was often for Philip had a short fuse, his face became the colour of an over-ripe tomato about to burst. And well might he be roused.…

Farming Fury

THE DEATH OF eight farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district on Tuesday and protests in Maharashtra go well beyond a law and order tangle. It is well-known that agrarian distress in rain-fed…

Taking Sunny Leone at Face Value

BOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER RAM Gopal Varma (RGV) revels in controversy. On Women’s Day earlier this year, he’d tweeted, ‘I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives.’…