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All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men

Politics, movies, Telcos, media and every industry imaginable: Karunanidhi’s family, comprising children from three wives and a few grandnephews, holds sway over Tamil Nadu and India in more ways than imaginable. Here’s looking at a clan [...]

Lessons from Cricket, For Our Country’s Captain

Lessons from Cricket, For Our Country’s Captain

  Dr. Manmohan Singh and the UPA are in more than a spot of bother. So where can Dr. Singh look to for some inspiration? No further than the cricket pitch and two of its greatest [...]

The Chitrahaar Chamatkaar

The Chitrahaar Chamatkaar

You don’t always need fancy technology to make a difference. An old-school television and those ever-present Bollywood tunes are teaching millions of ‘literates’ to really read. The man behind the idea, Brij Kothari, shares his story [...]

The Barren Truth

The Barren Truth

While most of the world frets over its dark, viscous counterpart, groundwater reserves in India are fast depleting. And in a nation that drinks, cleans and irrigates primarily with what we pump up from the subterranean, [...]

Democracy, Dil Se

Democracy, Dil Se

Coalition politics and a hung parliament may be touted as the curses of the modern Indian democracy but they mean something entirely different to those parts of India that have always been handed the short straw [...]

My India, My Jugaad

My India, My Jugaad

Let’s face it, getting to work/college is a bitch. Ajay Goyal takes an incisive look at how we commute and why we continue to put up with it We all know that India runs not because [...]

Naxal Violence – Time to act

Naxal Violence – Time to act

Naxalites. Maoism. These words have been splashed around too often in the media in recent times, and for all the wrong reasons. In the past 6 months Naxal attacks have claimed over 200 lives in 2 [...]

Catching Mr. Anderson

Catching Mr. Anderson

In the wake of the Bhopal verdict, the entire focus of the media and polity seems to be on Warren Anderson’s extradition, but does that take the spotlight away from the real issues?   There has [...]

Caste Away

Caste Away

The Government’s decision to conduct a caste census seems regressive and divisive.  But is it? On May 27th, the UPA government announced that it would go ahead with a caste census.  It has entrusted a group [...]

When Delhi Met Lahore

When Delhi Met Lahore

A tale of two cities that are so alike and yet have grown so far apart If there is one thing that Punjabis in India have never gotten over, it is the loss of Lahore to [...]