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Random notes, gossip, bitching, angles, conspiracy theories, spoofs, essential fundas
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Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Gossip
A word a day brings publishers your way? So do biographies, apparently.
Opinion
It was a freezing twilight in Delhi when my car stopped at a traffic intersection. A cop stood on the pavement wearing a cotton uniform. I rolled down ...
Showtime
It firmly stands by the outdated notions of morality and makes you question why a sexy woman cannot be shown as normal?
Making A Difference
10 Questions
On why a new film company he is part of will redefine Indian cinema
Cover Story
cover story
That seems to be the case with the Indian health sector. While most doctors toil nobly away, the rotten few erode a basic element: trust.
National
impressions
Mayawati, the diamond-studded Dalit empress, emerged in a pink salwar out of a Bollywood stage to cut a gargantuan B-day cake, Marie Antoinette style.
OPINION
An e-mail that was alleged to contain a list of jehadis was key evidence. It only listed casualties from Gilgit's Balwaristan movement.
interview
A little after the NSCN(IM) and New Delhi agreed to continue the peace talks, the NSCN general secretary sent in his written replies to the questions submitted earlier this week.
Dalits
Mayawati's constituency sees Dalit assertion in her birthday bash. But will it suffice?
madhya pradesh
That's what Diggy Raja is doing, to fight double incumbency and a BJP buoyed by its Gujarat win
rajasthan
Boxed in from all sides, local Brahmins turn militant. They want in on the reservation pie.
STATES OF THE NATION
For this author, democracy has its own rewards; The life cycle of secessionism; The missionary's vulnerable position; Matchmaking in cyberspace; Patriotism is not all garbage; PR overdrive on superhighway
International
iraq
Life's going on for the average Baghdadi, George W. Bush's threats notwithstanding
Indo-pak
High commission officials in India and Pakistan are scapegoats in the arch-rivals' brutally stupid game of brinkmanshi
iits
The IIT-50 bash by the alumni saw the who's who laud the institution. Can the techies now take it further?
Vinod Khosla : 'We Had Just One Prof'
nepal
A royal wedding is but a bright interlude in a gloom-hit nation
crime
Shetty's murder may lead to a shake-up in the betting cartels. Is it advantage Chhota Rajan?
Business
export
India's surging rate of exports to the US, against the tide of world trade, points to a salutary churning in its fundamentals
telecom
It's a dialogue of the deaf as everybody hangs up on everybody else
Society
"I'd have loved to be..." A column on the alternate aspirations of celebrities
weather
With no contingency plans and few resources, the northern belt reels under a cold wave. Hundreds of the abject poor succumb.
Downtown
Nail care grips Mumbai's denizens, Delhi's samples Bangalore's best, eves' power and Mallika Sarabhai's new creation.
Lata Khubchandani dines Aparna and Konkana Sen
fashion
Mallica Singh does a pre-emptive strike on the designer sentiments for the season
V.S.Naipaul's 'catty' love, Dileep Padgaonkar's 'plum' assignment' and the gossip from Bollywood.
Sports
TVS Victor Profile
It was in the series against India last summer that Vaughan transformed himself from just another promising batsman to being the bedrock of the English side.
Arts & Entertainment
preview
K.G. Subramanyan combines profundities with the banal
Books
Review
Hastings tells us how the editor's job, after the proprietor's, is one to envy
Vinod Mehta on Editor—An Inside Story Of Newspapers By Max Hastings
Review
Managing to compress a saga spanning 3,500 years, offers a panoramic overview of the Zoroastrian people.
Sunil Mehra on A Zoroastrian Tapestry—Art, Religion And Culture By Pheroza J. Godrej By Firoza Puntakhey Mistree
Review
Saraogi's fantastical reconstructions fill in a major silence in the evolution of Bengal's history - with a partial voice no doubt
Malashri Lal on Kalikatha: Via Bypass By Alka Saraogi
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