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V.S. Naipaul And The Hindu Gangsters Of Bombay

V.S. Naipaul And The Hindu Gangsters Of Bombay

Aug 13, 2014

'He had concluded, or had been told, that the mafia in the city was made up of Muslims and Muslims alone... Mr Naipaul kept thinking I had brought him to meet a Muslim gang'

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

Feb 03, 2012

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 Secret Diary Of 1983 Cricket World Cup-Winning Captain Kapil Dev!

The Secret Diary Of 1983 Cricket World Cup-Winning Captain Kapil Dev!

Jan 27, 2012

As 83 opens to the public on Friday, Kapil Dev will grab the spotlight as much as the Bollywood hero, Ranveer Singh. Scripted in 2012, here's an imaginary story of what Kapil could have been apart from playing and talking cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Jan 19, 2012

Luckily, on the fourth and fifth day of the Perth test we did not lose any wickets...

Papa Diamond Of Rock

Papa Diamond Of Rock

Jan 13, 2012

With his passionate commitment, Saigal helped redraw India’s music map

Mayawati’s Nth Statue

Mayawati’s Nth Statue

Jan 13, 2012

We will be sending a petition to Mr Quraishi requesting him to cover all statues across north India during the winter months...

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

Jan 06, 2012

Me was the lead singer of Black Sabbath, often referred to as the ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal’ and the ‘Prince of Darkness’...

Justice Markandey Katju

Justice Markandey Katju

Dec 16, 2011

I believe my random thoughts will be something that generations of future journalists will profit from. A sampling

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller

Dec 09, 2011

'Let a thousand ‘moles’ and Aggarwalmarts bloom across the country. The future of the country will brighten with FBI in retail’.

Red Ink From The Octopus

Red Ink From The Octopus

Dec 09, 2011

Journalists working underworld links are in danger from all sides

Tipsy Gypsy From Ralegan Siddhi

Tipsy Gypsy From Ralegan Siddhi

Dec 02, 2011

A few years back, the missus and I moved out to a nearby town. You may wonder, why this change of address?

Mohammed Azharuddin

Mohammed Azharuddin

Nov 24, 2011

After Vinod Ganpat Kambli’s recent allegation that I was guilty of match-fixing, friends and fans have been calling up inquiring if all this was true...

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie

Nov 18, 2011

I suppose Outlook readers must now be familiar with my spat with Facebook

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Nov 11, 2011

“No sir,” he said animatedly, “you have to do a lot more. Now, look at Swami Agnivesh. At 72, he’s agreed to be part of Bigg Boss...”

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Nov 04, 2011

“Gagaji, that was the only way to meet you. See, I have a great film project lined up. Will you listen to the plot?”

Bobby Thusker, Aide To Mayawati

Bobby Thusker, Aide To Mayawati

Oct 28, 2011

No one, not even those in Mayawatiji’s inner circle, know of my existence. An ex-IITian, I was popularly known as Bob...

Digvijay Singh

Digvijay Singh

Oct 21, 2011

Henceforth the top rung of the Congress, including MPs, will have to become apolitical. Our leaders will simply not campaign for the Congress. They will campaign against the opposition.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Oct 14, 2011

Suffice it to say I don’t hanker after prime ministership. As one of my angrezi-speaking advisors put it: “Narendrabhai, it’s better to reign in hell (Gandhinagar) than to serve in heaven (Delhi).”

Montek Singh Alhuwalia

Montek Singh Alhuwalia

Oct 08, 2011

I don’t quite understand all the hullabaloo about the Rs 32 ceiling for the urban poor for this figure was not arbitrarily arrived at.

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar

Oct 01, 2011

I said to myself: “Hey Shoaib, you are an author now!” And once asleep, I dreamt I am a novelist. My new book is out (aptly titled ‘Conveniently Mine’)

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Sep 23, 2011

The views expressed are the author’s very own. They do not in any way reflect the position of the Congress party.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Sep 16, 2011

Anurag Kashyap cornered me and said, "Oye Bodyguard, have you heard this Japani 'pro-verb': "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."

Mahi Dhoni

Mahi Dhoni

Sep 09, 2011

I received this strange call. “We have been deputed by the PMO to discuss something very confidential...

Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi

Sep 02, 2011

After my "game-changing" ghoonghat act at the Ramlila grounds, producers and directors are lining up to sign me on. First up was Madhur Bhandarkar...

Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova

Aug 26, 2011

“Anha! Anha!” they chanted, waking me up from my slumber, “bring back our pal Bill. Bring Bill back!”

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