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Kal ho na ho: Why we're afraid of Yuvi's cancer

Updated : Feb 07, 2012

By : Lakshmi Chaudhry

Category : Life

Kal ho na ho: Why we're afraid of Yuvi's cancer

Yuvraj 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! #Cricket #TheOddAngle #Yuvraj Singh #Cancer #Rajnikanth
Hold that sarcasm, Rahul is no more the political apprentice

Updated : Feb 06, 2012

By : Akshaya Mishra

Category : Politics

Hold that sarcasm, Rahul is no more the political apprentice

The Congress general secretary is slowly but steadily maturing into a leader of substance. #Congress #Rahul Gandhi #TheOddAngle #Uttar Pradesh election
Angry snarls, hoisted dhotis: the wonderland of Tamil Nadu

Updated : Feb 02, 2012

By : Venky Vembu

Category : Breaking Views

Angry snarls, hoisted dhotis: the wonderland of Tamil Nadu

Tamil 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. #Tamil Nadu #Jayalalithaa #Vijayakanth #TheOddAngle
Even in the age of Google, 'general knowledge' matters

Updated : Jan 28, 2012

By : Venky Vembu

Category : Life

Even in the age of Google, 'general knowledge' matters

There 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. #Google #Memory #Education #TheOddAngle #Rote learning #Doon School
Hey, nobody's perfect! Why experts don't know Jack...

Updated : Jan 18, 2012

By : hidden hidden

Category : Economy

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? #Moody's #TheOddAngle #Standard & Poor's #Rating agencies
India and Pakistan: A tale of two democracies -- and two armies

Updated : Jan 16, 2012

By : Venky Vembu

Category : World

India and Pakistan: A tale of two democracies -- and two armies

In 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. #Manmohan Singh #Pakistan #ISI #Yousuf Raza Gilani #Pakistan Army #TheOddAngle #Democracy
Dogs of War: Urinating Marines and the bestiality of conflict

Updated : Jan 14, 2012

By : Venky Vembu

Category : World

Dogs of War: Urinating Marines and the bestiality of conflict

The 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. #War/Conflict #TheOddAngle #Abu Ghraib #Seymour Hersh
Rahul Gandhi, the gawky, poor little 'Richie Rich' politician

Updated : Dec 31, 2011

By : Venky Vembu

Category : Politics

Rahul Gandhi, the gawky, poor little 'Richie Rich' politician

Rahul 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. #Politics #Uttar Pradesh #Mayawati #Congress #Rahul Gandhi #TheOddAngle #Caste #Dalit politics
Mamata Banerjee, the domestic (abuse) Goddess

Updated : Dec 30, 2011

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Politics

Mamata Banerjee, the domestic (abuse) Goddess

Mamata 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. #Mamata Banerjee #Manmohan Singh #Trinamool Congress #TheOddAngle #Jan Lokpal Bill
Ayes and Noes? Let's say 'nahin' to this archaic tradition

Updated : Dec 28, 2011

By : Venky Vembu

Category : Politics

Ayes and Noes? Let's say 'nahin' to this archaic tradition

Why do we persist with mindless British traditions - and archaic English words - in our decidedly desi parliament? #Parliament of India #TheOddAngle #British Parliament #Westminster