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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......

A sexy woman doesn't cease to be a human being

'When a woman uses stunning sexy photo shoots to make a splash and be noticed by audiences and the industry, it doesn't mean she can be broken down to breasts, buttocks, legs, navel and oh... a......

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......

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A sexy woman doesn't cease to be a human being

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