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The Aadhaar tragedy

The BJP would seem just the sort of party that would embrace Aadhaar. Every other page of its manifesto makes some reference to changing governance in this country. So why is there no......

Why doesn't India stand up for Diaspora's rights?

Maya Nand had the misfortune to be on the wrong side of history three times. And so he died, shackled, untreated for diabetes, in a prison cell in Arizona, US.Nand, a legal immigrant and green card......

Farewell Prof Warrier! You were a true hero

Vishu has just come and gone. As always, Baisakhi is the day before Vishu; and I remember the massacre at Jallianwallah Bagh: almost a hundred years ago, on April 13, 1919. A walled garden with a......

No Excuses: Chinks in the army's armour

All professions have their ethical codes. The Army is no exception. Regiments proudly proclaim their standards: integrity, loyalty, discipline, courage and honour. The Military Academy urges the......

Party time for the UN

Tragedies bring out the best and the worst in us. There has been a groundswell of concern, compassion and care for the survivors of Black Sunday. But there are also loonies who have seized upon the......

'Goodwill of over 100 yrs has been dented'

The controversial Lavasa hill city project near Pune of Hindustan Construction Corporation's subsidiary has made for a torrent of news, with the Union environment ministry (MoEF) saying it was......

How risky is India?

Until Nov. 26 the strongest force pushing India forward was a mix of good fundamentals and that intangible something that industry calls "sentiment." Forged in the years of 9% growth, this euphoria......

Responsible policies for FIIs, P-notes

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) announced how it wanted to control capital inflows via restricting/banning the use of Participatory Notes (P-notes) by foreign institutional......

The red tape gets redder

A businessman in Singapore wanted to register a wholly owned subsidiary in India, and went to a lawyer to get the job done.The lawyer advised him that if it was to be the subsidiary of an......

What next at RBI?

Dear Dr Reddy,You are coming back into the Reserve Bank of India at a critical juncture.In the last ten years, there has perhaps not been a more interesting and challenging time for India's......

Of film festivals and dealing with mortality

Reporting from the recently concluded International Film Festival of Kerala, Rajeev Srinivasan writes about two particularly striking films that were screened at the fest.The 17th International......

Review: The Dark Knight Rises impresses and depresses

The Dark Knight Rises flirts with potentially fantastic ideas, but shies away from taking them to the next level, writes Raja SenComics gave up on the thought-bubble a while back. Superhero comics......

Remembering Lohitadas

It was 12 years ago in 1997 that I first met Lohitadas, one of the most celebrated screenplay writers in Malayalam. The place was Thiruvananthapuram. He had come there from Shoranur for some......

Dinesh Raheja revisits 'Ittefaq'

Dinesh RahejaToday, acclaimed filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is making waves for daring to film a songless Bhoot (Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Fardeen Khan, Rekha, Nana Patekar). But B R Chopra showed......

'Working with Nair was a unique experience'

National Award-winner Nedumudi Venu -- he was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Mohanlal-starrer, His Highness Abdullah -- is considered one of the finest actors in India......

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Q. What is the meaning of kafkaesque?
:  A. Kafkaesque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Kafkaesque" is an eponym used to describe concepts, situations, and ideas which are...... more

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K.R. Meera | The thing around her neck

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BMC threatens to book the man who exposed loopholes in hawker survey

Dadar man who got an application in for a hawker's licence in Kunte's name will be booked for impersonation. All Dadar resident Swapnil Karbhari... ...

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Nagisa Oshima

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Indian migrant workers Middle East dreams turning into nightmare

By Rahul Jayaram On July 4, the extremist group released 46 Indian nurses they held captive for over a fortnight in Iraq. This ended the ordeal... ...

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Why do we attach too much importance to trivia?

Why should a Russian tennis player who lives in America, where cricket is barely heard of much less played, care who Tendulkar is? (Source:... ...

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