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Mayawati has been out of power for over a year now, but there is almost a nostalgia for her reign.
By Saba Naqvi
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Yes, I am angry. And why not? Somebody has to be angry in the Bachchan family now that the Angry Old Man is not...
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Weekly cartoon by Sorit
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
10 Questions
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra director Shobha Deepak Singh on her solo show of dance and movement photography
Movie Review
Shows how a fine film (in this case Samuthirakani’s Naadodigal) can be remade into utter mess and muddle.
Movie Review
Lapses into the familiar cliches of Indian horror films, capped by a resolution that is way too underwhelming
gossip
So the first kababs can be traced to Denmark when they started processing reindeer meat in kabab-like patties?
Cover Story
technology wars
From bit player to global behemoth, the Samsung parade rolls on. But can it shake an Apple bugbear?
Jayant Sinha : A Different Kind Of Innovator
Vinod Dham : Imitators Can Only Go So Far
B.D. Park : ‘The Indian Consumer Will Pay Good Money If You Give Good Value’
opinion
Do It Palli-Palli, Keep Doing It Palli-Palli
Speed is the ethos, the ethic and driving force of Korea, despite the off-and-on errors it engenders
S. Shyam Sundar
Featured
excerpt
This excerpt from a forthcoming ‘authorised-turned-unauthorised’ biography of the BJP’s man of the season, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Extracts from Narendra Modi The Man, The Times By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
controversy: nirad C. Chaudhuri
A look at the startling charge that Nirad C. Chaudhuri was a British spy
National
media: pci
The UPA government seems too keen on giving the press council what Katju seeks
media
The Heat Hits Fleet Street
The aggressive British press feels the pressure coming
Saptarshi Ray
opinion
No Elastic Leashes
An undemocratic idea cannot make up for lack of ‘ideal’ regulation
T.J.S. George
varanasi: italians in jail
The marines aren’t the only Italians in jail, two backpackers languish in Varanasi
kashmir: controversy
The Delhi-J&K police row over Liaqat Shah can hurt the rehabilitation of ex-militants
POLITICS: NITISH KUMAR
Nitish Kumar’s public waffling on the alliance front makes everyone queasy
POLITICS: NITISH KUMAR
Special Ain’t What Special Does
Is the special status talk hiding mismanaged governance?
International
opinion
Some quiet, please: the Tamils and Sinhalas are rebuilding
Essay
‘Minorities’ have an inalienable claim on Pakistani nationalism—a spiritual-ethnic identity on a modernising quest
Spoof Central
April’s Spoofs
I am depressed. You are depressed. It’s the economy, stupid. That’s where all the depression began. But this damned April Fool’s Day. Here again. Year after Year. So, here’s a mug—no, make it a pitcher—to chase yer blues.
April’s Spoofs
Humour. Among Equals.
Laugh at someone weak and insignificant, and you are an obnoxious brute. Laugh at someone senior, important, older, then you’re an insolent ass. Choose someone your own size.
Abhinandan Sekhri
April’s Spoofs
Newsflash
India Celebrates April Fool’s Day. Or Does It?
Ashish Shakya
April’s Spoofs
Wharton The Heck!
Modi to balle balle to the US
Varun Grover
April’s Spoofs
A Poison To Get Drunk On...
...and it ain’t Johnnie Walker
Ashwin S. Kumar, The UnReal Times
April’s Spoofs
Homo Sapiens Middleclassus Indicus
Krish Ashok devises an entire Left-to-Right taxonomy
Krish Ashok
Society
hyderabad: student suicides
Suicides point to bigger malaise at varsities
Mind your body
Parents, know that the biggest influence on your kids are you two, not that aunt who indulges them...
Sports
cricket: stars of ipl
They won the bout 4-0. But will the IPL generation retain its moxie?
Books
Review
Lee Kuan Yew, master statesman, on a dourly astute China, a muddled, promising India, and the surrounding world
Anvar Alikhan on Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights On China, The United States, And The World By Graham Allison , Robert Blackwill and Ali Wyne
Review
The standard road movie formula—the journey of two maverick characters in pursuit of a shared goal unfolds aga­inst a tableau of improbable events
Manjul Bajaj on The City Of Devi By Manil Suri
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