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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......

Skewed story of land reforms in India

Of all the markets in which politicians interfere with prices, the land market is probably the last that will be reformed, says T N Ninan. The ‘circle rates’ at which the Delhi......

'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......

Ugly is Anurag Kashyap's finest film

Ugly -- a constantly riveting, ticking timebomb of a film -- is by far Kashyap’s finest film, says Raja SenThe cop wants to know how caller ID can display the picture of the person......

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......
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Albert Pinto's anger redux

The political problem, of course, is the 10 million young people, who join the workforce every year. They voted the government into power and are... ...

http://www.asianage.com/columnists/albert-pinto-s-anger-redux-856
Bio-pics are back this month

After Mary Kom and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag there hasn't been any significant bio-pics emerging from Bollywood. That's about to change. In August there... ...

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/features/type/view/id/8811
Teesta Setalvad gets anticipatory bail, HC says she is not a threat to national security

A file photo of Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand outside a court in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) Stating that... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bombay-hc-grants-anticipatory-bail-to-teesta-setalvad-husband-javed-anand/
Skewed story of land reforms in India

Of all the markets in which politicians interfere with prices, the land market is probably the last that will be reformed, says T N Ninan. The... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/column-skewed-story-of-land-reforms-in-india/20150808.htm
Enjoying the Rajan put

About a year ago or so, I was visiting with a senior RBI officer who mentioned the Rajan put in passing. It was the first time I had heard the... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/fe-columnist/column-enjoying-the-rajan-put/112674/

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