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Random notes, gossip, bitching, angles, conspiracy theories, spoofs, essential fundas
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gossip
"This is the worst book I've ever read in my life. It is perverse, horrible and awful, and there is no way to rescue it." Guess what a New Yorker magazine editor was talking about?
column
The CBI did a splendid job in probing the revived Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case. Contrast this with its handling of political cases.
Making A Difference
She convinced women about family planning but today faces the ire of Buddhist clerics
movie review
Hollywood animation can be boringly formulaic. And this one is all about some self-righteous moralising.
10 Questions
She remained on the fringes, as an assistant to director ex-husband Amol Palekar. Finally, at nearly 60, she directs her first film, Mati Maay (A Grave-Keeper's Tale), in Marathi.
Cover Story
Afzal Hanging
The Very Strange Story of the Attack on the Indian Parliament
National
MISCELLANY
Monica Bellucci, Priyadarshini Mattoo rape/murder case, Moshe Katsav, Trishul
defence: middlemen
Can we never be rid of arms dealers? Are they a necessary evil?
Suresh Nanda : Psst...Missiles Going Cheap
International
opinion
And what does that 'W' stand for anyway? The wisdom of pre-emption?
Business
finance: microcredit
High rates, extortionary practices are the reality. But the big fish are moving into microfinance.
Muhammad Yunus : 'The Grameen Bank Won It'
economy: spending
It's an aspirational rush. Earning more, and younger, urban Indians are buying into a whole new lifestyle of guilt-free spending.
Society
animal rescue: bears
Rescued dancing bears find a home, unlearn their tricks
child labour: ban
The ban on child labour is welcome, but is the government equipped to implement it?
Sports
Exclusive: Straight bat
Beginning a second successive article with Pakistan may seem a bit too much, but do I have a choice?
Books
Review
A treasure house of never-before-seen pictures that sketch our cricket history better than words
Arun Jaitley on The Illustrated History Of Indian Cricket By Boria Majumdar
Review
No need to buy this strange little compilation for your bathroom bookshelf, go read it at a bookstore in half-an-hour.
Ruchir Joshi on Chasing The Good Life: On Being Single
Edited By Bhaichand Patel
profile
David Godwin has unearthed some of India's best writers
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