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Indian doctors return home to thriving medical tourism industry
World

Indian doctors return home to thriving medical tourism industry

Patients Beyond Borders, a US medical travel resource, says the cost of certain Indian medical procedures can be up to 90 percent lower than in the United States, making it one of the cheapest places for treatment.

Just like Federer, you can never count Anand out
Sports

Just like Federer, you can never count Anand out

"Before he left for the Candidates, I just forced him off his computer and told him to play with our three-year-old son, Akhil", said his wife, Aruna.

Afghanistan's Guantanamo: Prison or
World

Afghanistan's Guantanamo: Prison or "Taliban-making factory"?

Afghanistan’s maximum security prison, Bagram, where many remain detained despite Afghan authorities claims of innocence. The US remains firm: detainees are dangerous terrorists.

Free speech: Rahul, Modi, Kejriwal are worse than Shinde
Politics

Free speech: Rahul, Modi, Kejriwal are worse than Shinde

Here's the really bad news: each of the prime ministerial aspirants in 2014 -- minor or major -- has a dismal record on free speech. A look at their history reveals a far grimmer truth than Shinde's misquotes.

Rahul and other 1984 apologists: The big lie of Cong's secularism
Politics

Rahul and other 1984 apologists: The big lie of Cong's secularism

In his blundering fashion, Rahul has undone this silence that surrounds the complicity of the highest level of the party in the 1984 riots -- and exposed the secular pretensions who support his party.

AAP's recruitment drive marks triumph of Indian democracy
Politics

AAP's recruitment drive marks triumph of Indian democracy

As everyone from farmers to corporate titans rush to join AAP, the party is expanding our impoverished notion of democracy. It is not merely for the people -- elect me and I will do what you want -- but of and by the people.

Nobel or not, here's why we should thank Malala's father
World

Nobel or not, here's why we should thank Malala's father

Thank you Ziauddin Yousafzai for your part in creating the miracle of Malala.

Raanjhanaa, RSS and Arundhati agree: Middle class women don't count
Life

Raanjhanaa, RSS and Arundhati agree: Middle class women don't count

Left intellectuals, right-wingers, and Bollywood, each erase the selfhood of the middle class woman, using anti-elitism to deride and dismiss her.

India Inc and Uttarakhand: Corporate philanthropy or liability?
Business

India Inc and Uttarakhand: Corporate philanthropy or liability?

Given the role of construction companies in the destruction of Uttarakhand, is their corporate donation charity or shoddy compensation?

The online backlash against #Lemp: Can Twitter ruin a restaurant?
Life

The online backlash against #Lemp: Can Twitter ruin a restaurant?

An ugly incident at a Gurgaon brewpub sparked instant online outrage. Chef Manu Chandra and burrp COO Sandeep Das weigh in on the backlash.

Modi's messaging machine: How NaMo wins the PR war
Politics

Modi's messaging machine: How NaMo wins the PR war

Modi is the first truly modern politician who has created an echo chamber made up of twitterati, journalists, bloggers, official and unofficial pro-Modi groups, and the party apparatus.

The new IAS babu: Does he need to speak English?
Life

The new IAS babu: Does he need to speak English?

The proposed UPSC requirement for English proficiency has sparked a political furore centred around regional language pride. And it misses both the changing demographics of UPSC applicants, and their aspirations.

The fake debate: Communal Modi fanboys vs Sickular Commies
Politics

The fake debate: Communal Modi fanboys vs Sickular Commies

Our political discourse is blinkered by a false partisan debate based on wild generalisations and name-calling. An op-ed debate points to a very real consensus that could emerge if our most heated arguments were over ideas and not Modi v Rahul.

Delhi rape: Why can’t we think above candlelight marches?
India

Delhi rape: Why can’t we think above candlelight marches?

The outrage over the gangrape in Delhi has a predictable ring to it. A couple of days from now, it will fade away.

Delhi rape: How a luxury bus brought India's lies to the fore
Life

Delhi rape: How a luxury bus brought India's lies to the fore

Each time a sensational rape hits the headlines it is an unwelcome reminder that our so-called "new" India is delusionary bubble, breached easily by the other 'old' India that we try so hard to insulate ourselves from.

Rupert Murdoch tweets up: The anti-semitism of Israeli hawks
World

Rupert Murdoch tweets up: The anti-semitism of Israeli hawks

Murdoch's tweet accusing 'the Jewish owned press" of being biased exposes the greater truth of avenging defenders of Israel who lack any genuine understanding of its history or its people.

Naveen Jindal to media: Dear Pot, f-you, sincerely, Kettle
Politics

Naveen Jindal to media: Dear Pot, f-you, sincerely, Kettle

What Jindal really exposed is the gap between media rhetoric and action. We the media can no longer sleep with the devil, and pretend to be vestal virgins.

Arvind Kejriwal: Retrograde socialist or India 3.0 leader?
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal: Retrograde socialist or India 3.0 leader?

Free marketeers and liberals alike agree that Kejrwal's vision document is much too socialist for his urban middle class base. Or is Kejriwal himself proof that we are witnessing the birth of a new, new India which has little time for old ideological battlelines?

Why India will never have a Bill Clinton
Politics

Why India will never have a Bill Clinton

We have no Bill Clinton because he is the exemplar of American retail politics. His greatest strengths unintentionally highlight the vastly different Indian brand of netagiri which treats the voter like as an immature and inferior child.

This feudal life: Why censorship and corruption is A-okay in India
Politics

This feudal life: Why censorship and corruption is A-okay in India

Barack Obama had to take it on the chin from Clint Eastwood on national television. Our leaders don't even take kindly to being parodied on Twitter. Why? Because we are feudal society where the powerful assert status by punishing their critics.