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By Sanjay Suri
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Random notes, gossip, bitching, angles, conspiracy theories, spoofs, essential fundas
Weekly cartoon by Sorit
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Gossip
Bad Sex prize shortlist sampler: "He groaned, 'Oh! Chairman Mao!'"
Opinion
After Narendra Modi conferred with his party's central leaders, he appeared chastened. He assured the media in Delhi that he would not campaign on Godhra ...
Showtime
So forceful is the statement against the evils of communalism and casteism that the movie often loses itself in the maze of rhetoric it spins around itself.
Making A Difference
10 Questions
On the Chennai music season and the state of classical music
Cover Story
cover story
His rousing rhetoric and histrionic skills leave the crowds impressed but will they see Narendra Modi and the BJP through December 12? More Coverage
National
bofors
A decade-plus-long saga of graft hits another legal hurdle More Coverage
OPINION
India is unable, and the US unwilling, to make Pakistan pay a price for terrorism. The only way out—make Kashmiris want to stay.
karnataka
The Nagappa kidnapping and Cauvery dispute show up the chief minister's abject fragility
STATES OF THE NATION
The wit's end, or the gentle fable of Abraham; Lighting memory's short fuse; An unappetising breakfast; Shangrila panchayat; Less than civil in their civvies and The whiplash has its uses.
International
bangladesh
The Bangladesh government is hard-pressed to defend India's charges of harbouring terrorists
indo-russian ties
Putin endorses India on terrorism, but it's still hazy on meatier issues like N-cooperation and trade More Coverage
Business
opinion
When will we get a simply-written document that focuses on issues affecting our families, what the government plans to do about them, and how?
healthcare
Low penetration, good returns, high potential—chyawanprash seems the new magic elixir
stocks scam
The JPC is ready with its findings. What's left is the final scrutiny, read diluting the report.
sms
There's no doubting the mobile phone generation has taken to short messaging. Still, voice is king and a few glitches need to be ironed out before SMS becomes a "national time-pass".
Society
"I'd have loved to be..." A column on the alternate aspirations of celebrities
Bhopal gas tragedy
The other tragedy is what's being done in the name of Bhopal More Coverage
The Delhi-Mumbai Gazette
Lighting coup; A rare safinesse; Love etc; Savoy faire; Cards to curating and Herd this one b'fore?
Manu Joseph dines Raveena Tandon on the sets of Stumped
Rumours about Dilip Padgaonkar's fate; Page 3 awaits a new arrival after Bernard Montferrand's departure and 'Bikki' Oberoi's stupendous party and 'Ravs' BJP's latest catch?
gourmet farms
These kisans plough their fields with a painter's panache and their diet isn't staple. Their farms are sites for gastronomic tourism.
education
The curricula's another story. Rote learning that kills the ability to question fosters an elitist model estranged from local reality.
Sports
TVS Victor Profiles
Hayden has swum ashore in the stormy world of Test cricket, and he is here to stay. And the World Cup could see his coronation in the abridged version as well.
Arts & Entertainment
society
There is a creed that refuses to be opiated by the TV and has built fulfilling homes without it
Books
An otherwise engaging memoir made dull by too much self-praise
Bhaichand Patel on My Passage From India By Ismail Merchant
Review
The erudition, imagination, profound interest in humanity and the sheer energy of the prose on display makes this book a landmark publication.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta on Lying On The PostColonial Couch By Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Review
Journeys -- literal, figurative, metaphorical, spiritual, short, endless: you name it.
Anita Roy on Journeys—An Anthology By Robyn Davidson
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