Issue 9

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Norway’s Green Revolution has lessons for India
World

Norway’s Green Revolution has lessons for India

India's contribution to the reduction of institutional investment in fossil fuel remains modest; the government certainly needs to renew its renewable energy push

Traditional cookware is no flash in the pan
India

Traditional cookware is no flash in the pan

There is renewed focus on the virtues of cooking in soapstone vessels or kalchattis, bronze urlis or rustic earthen cookware

How potatoes and chillies conquered Indian cuisine
India

How potatoes and chillies conquered Indian cuisine

Black pepper was the main source for heat in northern Indian food until the 18th century, which was when chillies slowly started to make an appearance

The dice are loaded against them, but bowlers make a match
Sports

The dice are loaded against them, but bowlers make a match

Bowlers have to keep probing at flaws in a batsman’s technique and also second-guess his intent, induce false strokes through changes in line, length, pace and flight. And, they are succeeding

The game is changing, there is enormous pressure on batsmen
Sports

The game is changing, there is enormous pressure on batsmen

Demands on batsmen keep piling up: they have to score at a fast clip, run like a hare and also rotate the strike to unsettle the rival bowling attack

Government misspend on defence will widen gap between intent and capability
India

Government misspend on defence will widen gap between intent and capability

The path to power runs through the finance ministry. If governments continue to misspend on defence even while signalling muscular foreign policies, the gap between intent and capability will continue to widen

In the road to democracy, inheritance without merit is meaningless
Politics

In the road to democracy, inheritance without merit is meaningless

Inheritance has to come with inherent mettle. Without meritocracy in democracy, even inheritance is meaningless

Of lineage and politics: The fruits of the family tree
Politics

Of lineage and politics: The fruits of the family tree

The Mulayam Singh Yadav clan and Ajit Singh’s RLD have both gone in for partnerships as the old order changes and voter expectations rise. Lineage does help young politicians get a leg past the door, but daddy alone cannot get them elected

The best hideouts for under-the-radar economic offenders
World

The best hideouts for under-the-radar economic offenders

Several cities in France, Spain and Brazil make for good hideouts, offering anonymity and safety to crooks

No landing in sight for addicts in Udta Punjab
Politics

No landing in sight for addicts in Udta Punjab

Even though drug problem was the biggest election issue when Punjab voted a new assembly in 2017, the state continues to be in the grip of addiction

Endgame for the Left in Mamata’s West Bengal?
Politics

Endgame for the Left in Mamata’s West Bengal?

In West Bengal, the once-mighty Left Front has been in steady decline in the cradle of the communist movement since the Singur and Nandigram fiasco, while the TMC, which replaced it, is portraying itself as the ‘true Left’

League of  Extraordinary Bureaucrats
India

League of Extraordinary Bureaucrats

Septuagenarian bureaucrats like Nripendra Misra and Bimal Jalan have been reinventing themselves to stay relevant even now

The unanswered prayers of Tamil Nadu's Dalit priests
India

The unanswered prayers of Tamil Nadu's Dalit priests

Despite government push for training schools, Dalit priests have not been able to find jobs in state-owned historic temples

Scotch whisky gets the non-vintage tag
Business

Scotch whisky gets the non-vintage tag

Scotch-makers are doing away with the age tags, as beyond eight years, whiskies run the risk of letting the wood in their barrels overpower the taste

Mr Bharat: Manoj Kumar To Akshay Kumar
Entertainment

Mr Bharat: Manoj Kumar To Akshay Kumar

Manoj Kumar to Akshay Kumar, the Bollywood poster boy of patriotism has been updated to suit shifting tastes of the mass market

London: A haven for the kings of bad times?
World

London: A haven for the kings of bad times?

From Vijay Mallya to Nirav Modi, London seems to be the preferred destination for white-collar criminals and fraudsters

India has done something really 'special' in sports, but there's more to be done
Sports

India has done something really 'special' in sports, but there's more to be done

Despite a dazzling performance at the Special Olympics, prejudices hound people with intellectual disabilities

Of Victorian Vices, Virtues and Indian Zipper Morals
India

Of Victorian Vices, Virtues and Indian Zipper Morals

As Indians embrace newer ideas of inclusion — regarding gender, class, caste, sexual orientation — and anachronistic Victorian laws are scrapped, it is likely porn searches of the future will approach the global average in terms of trends

In a broken world, there are two colours of blood
India

In a broken world, there are two colours of blood

In a broken world, where religious and ethnic identities are ever-more important, the space for dialogue has shrunk

The next Ronaldo or not, Brazilian football star Vinicius Junior is the Real deal
Sports

The next Ronaldo or not, Brazilian football star Vinicius Junior is the Real deal

Vinicius Junior has exceptional pace, balance, flair, technique, dribbling skills, and close control at speed, apart from power, muscle, and trickery on the ball, reminiscent of CR7