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For all the accumulated wisdom, all you get by way of an answer as to what’s in store in the five assembly elections is blah, blah, blah and blather.
By Krishna Prasad
the Secret Diary of
Much has been made of Sanju (Dutt) and me roughing up Shirish Kunder (he’s Farah Khan’s husband, if you didn’t know)...
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
10 Questions
The actress on her new show, Foodistan
Movie Review
Blood fountains flow, bones are broken, bullets fly and knives slice. Relentlessly.
Can a litfest get as huge as the Jaipur one and still retain quality?
News, quotes, bytes, gossip, buzz, oddities, the grapevine from the poll-bound states
Cover Story
2g scam
The UPA government totters as the Supreme Court further exposes the political corporate nexus in the 2G scam. Should the PM resign before more bad news hits him?
Advantage Behenji?
2G scam
Musketeers Of The Court And The Ledger
The extraordinary persistence of the three prime movers in the case has paid off
Anuradha Raman
telecom players
Wrong Code
SC leaves telecom firms cold. It’s hedge bets till new 2G auctions.
Arindam Mukherjee
Carrots? Here’s A Stick!
The PM, Raja, TRAI, telecom firms... the apex court lets no one off the hook
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
politics: mumbai
Too many agencies, a state govt in a mood to centralise weaken BMC
Rahul did try. But Modi has avoided risk—and a lesson he needs.
Space: devas-antrix deal
Former ISRO chairman offers fresh insight on the controversial Antrix-Devas deal
business: gas
RIL’s brazen demand: allow us to sell local gas at the price set for imported gas
Is the teaching in our schools actually educating our children? Not really, according to a few grim surveys...
social security: pension plans
Central pension plan NPS finally gets a boost
Mind your body
In this winter wedding madness, has vanity kissed sanity goodbye?
commentary: cricketing greats
Indian cricket may be at the crossroads, but it’s no call to scoff at our great trinity
Arts & Entertainment
cinema: Marathi
Without a poster, a film attains stardom
censorship: dragon tattoo
Sony sulks, pulls out. But who’s at fault?
the critical eye: katherine boo
Wit and restraint capture the venality of life in a Mumbai slum
Anjali Puri on Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, death & Hope In A Mumbai Undercity By Katherine Boo
Not quite an ‘authoritative’ biography, simply because it comes a bit too early
A love story set on a lavish scale, it is a visual delight and a gripping read.
Tabish Khair on The Yellow Emperor’s Cure By Kunal Basu
I wonder who is supposed to read this book; other than, that is, a long-suffering reviewer whose beliefs in writing about India may now need some reassessment
Daniel Lak on Delirious Delhi: Inside India’s Incredible Capital By Dave Prager
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