Theoddangle

Showing of 1 - 20 from 67 results
Theoddangle - Total results - 67
From Ambedkar to Doniger: Can copyright law rescue books at risk?
Life

From Ambedkar to Doniger: Can copyright law rescue books at risk?

Where pharma went can publishing follow? A compulsory licensing provision in the copyright act has been used to manufacture generic drugs. Could it help get a book published when the original publisher chickens out?

Michelle Obama snubs Peng Liyuan, is First Lady diplomacy dead?
World

Michelle Obama snubs Peng Liyuan, is First Lady diplomacy dead?

Michelle Obama is perceived to have "snubbed" Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan by not travelling to a summit of Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, which is all about establishing a personal rapport.

Triumph of Japan's 'Abenomics': the proof is in the lingerie
World

Triumph of Japan's 'Abenomics': the proof is in the lingerie

Want proof of the success of expansionary fiscal and monetary policy? Just check out the length of the skirts of Japanese all-girl bands and the undergarments of lingerie models...

Cloak but no dagger: The awfully mundane world of spies
World

Cloak but no dagger: The awfully mundane world of spies

There’s an endearing quality to reports that a CIA spy was arrested in Moscow: he comes across as a bumbling amateur who represents the lost Age of Innocence in the world of espionage.

Boring: Nothing new in Wikileaks cables on Indira Gandhi
Politics

Boring: Nothing new in Wikileaks cables on Indira Gandhi

There are eminently colourful narratives of the view that Nixon and Kissinger had of Indira Gandhi, whom they found a very tough nut to crack. The Kissinger Cables aren't half as good as earlier declassified documents.

Holi musings: India should shine in its true colours
Life

Holi musings: India should shine in its true colours

The idea of 'mutual consent' is little appreciated, which is why even stray incidents of excess have the capacity to render Holi a joyless experience for many.

Socialism on four wheels: Romancing the iconic Ambassador
Business

Socialism on four wheels: Romancing the iconic Ambassador

A relic of the licence-permit raj, the Ambassador car is today a sputtering 2000-cc symbol of the distance that the Indian economy has travelled since it opened up in 1991.

Reforming Delhi gangrape accused? Rahul Bose is poor man's Arundhati Roy
Politics

Reforming Delhi gangrape accused? Rahul Bose is poor man's Arundhati Roy

Actor Rahul Bose wants the accused in the gang-rape case to be given a chance to reform. Perhaps he is looking to emulate Arundhati Roy's instinctive resort to a contrarian argument, however outlandish it may appear to be.

Clean cut: The old-world charm of the diamond theft
World

Clean cut: The old-world charm of the diamond theft

The audacious theft of $50 million worth of diamonds from an Antwerp airport represents a throwback to an innocent era when criminals were simple – and so were their crimes.

Male ire on GMR project: Is there a China angle to it?
Business

Male ire on GMR project: Is there a China angle to it?

A few elements in the Maldivian government want to push out the Indian company and rope in a Chinese firm instead.

Hillary dozed off during Obama's speech in Myanmar
World

Hillary dozed off during Obama's speech in Myanmar

When Barack Obama delivered a speech at Yangon University during his visit to Myanmar, it was a historic moment in international diplomacy. But history was lost on a jet-lagged Hillary Clinton, who dozed off for much of Obama's speech.

Look ma, all hands: Obama’s touchy-feely Asia tour
World

Look ma, all hands: Obama’s touchy-feely Asia tour

Obama’s body language during his tour of Asia, in which he schmoozed with Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra and planted a peck on Aung San Suu Kyi's cheek, has had commentators remarking on his touchy-feely tour of Asia.

Dussehra musings: The real ‘Ram Rajya’ that India needs
India

Dussehra musings: The real ‘Ram Rajya’ that India needs

The real significance of ‘Ram rajya’ lies in the promise of the highest, noblest form of governance. Sadly, no party - not even the BJP - is ready to deliver on that promise.

Julia Gillard's India tumble sparks rethink on killer heels
World

Julia Gillard's India tumble sparks rethink on killer heels

Are lusted-after high-heeled shoes worth the risk of harm and potential embarrassment?

From Ahmadinejad to Indian netas: the art of the interview
World

From Ahmadinejad to Indian netas: the art of the interview

Five lessons that Indian politicians can learn from Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's feisty interview to Piers Morgan.

'Shy' Parsis and 'secretive' Chettiars: Stereotyping 'biz communities'
Business

'Shy' Parsis and 'secretive' Chettiars: Stereotyping 'biz communities'

Do 'business communities' have distinguishing traits that underlie their business success? Or is it just so much cultural stereotyping?

Why Kaushik Basu's stint as adviser was no 'game-changer'
Economy

Why Kaushik Basu's stint as adviser was no 'game-changer'

For all of Basu's well-earned reputation as a game theorist, his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser wasn't characterised by intelligent, rational decision-making by the government.

Why China insults India: Because it can get away with it
World

Why China insults India: Because it can get away with it

India's weak-kneed response to the visiting Chinese Defence Minister deliberate breach of protocol will reinforce Chinese perceptions of India's weakness.

Give it up, Mr Sangma. Your time is up...
Politics

Give it up, Mr Sangma. Your time is up...

Mr Sangma, you had your chance at the Presidential election, and you blew it. Why prolong the agony - when your folks from the north-east are going through hell?

Sonia Gandhi's scowl vs Mary Kom's smile: It's a knockout...
Politics

Sonia Gandhi's scowl vs Mary Kom's smile: It's a knockout...

Sonia Gandhi's scowl was the manifestation of the virtual 'blood feud' that passes for politics today. Mary Kom's smile, on the other hand, united our country - and made us feel good about ourselves.