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Feb 20, 2012
Married to the Gandhis: The unbearable burden of being Robert VadraRobert is discovering that it's no fun being the nation's first damaad, or bahu for that matter.
Feb 07, 2012
Kal ho na ho: Why we're afraid of Yuvi's cancerYuvraj Singh says he prefers being in Boston because Indians treat cancer like a death warrant. That's because all sensible moviegoers know the incontrovertible celluloid truth: if you get cancer, you die!
Feb 06, 2012
Hold that sarcasm, Rahul is no more the political apprenticeThe Congress general secretary is slowly but steadily maturing into a leader of substance.
Feb 02, 2012
Angry snarls, hoisted dhotis: the wonderland of Tamil NaduTamil actor-turned-MLA Vijayakanth was evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for indecorous behaviour. But bad as it was, it pales against some of the outlandish goings-on in that august house.
Jan 28, 2012
Even in the age of Google, 'general knowledge' mattersThere is no substitute for a nuanced understanding of subjects that goes beyond just Wikipedia references or 'Googled' information. It matters enormously if our youngsters aren't curious about the world.
Jan 18, 2012
Hey, nobody's perfect! Why experts don't know Jack...Professional musicians, wine tasters, book judges, film critics and ice-skating judges are all fallible. Why would rating agencies, who gave AAA ratings to securities that turned to junk, be any better?
Jan 16, 2012
India and Pakistan: A tale of two democracies — and two armiesIn this imagined 'farewell address', Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ponders on the lessons in democracy that his country can draw from India — and can, in turn, impart to India.
Jan 14, 2012
Dogs of War: Urinating Marines and the bestiality of conflictThe video clip of US Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters is the latest in a long history of conflict situations where the objective is the total dehumanisation of the enemy. Why societies must never look away.
Dec 31, 2011
Rahul Gandhi, the gawky, poor little 'Richie Rich' politicianRahul Gandhi's gawkiness as a politician is only matched by his cynical exploitation of caste and communal identities that masquerades as empathy for the underprivileged.
Dec 30, 2011
Mamata Banerjee, the domestic (abuse) GoddessMamata delivered her fatal blow against the Lokpal Bill. But the UPA is still standing steadfastly by its woman like a battered spouse who has nowhere else to go.