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The 'frenemy' factor in poll calculations

By annoying potential allies ahead of the polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate is playing a dangerous game but if he wins, he gets it all, says Aditi Phadnis When......

Narendra Modi's new best friends in BJP

Soon after he became chairman of the Campaign Committee, a colleague from the Bharatiya Janata Party met Narendra Modi to find out what he was thinking about the issues that should be raised during......

When UPA almost announced free mobiles for poor...

After nine years in power, the United Progressive Alliance faces the question of credibility, says Aditi Phadnis Around August 15, 2012, a proposal emanating from the Prime Minister's Office......

Hassled Kochi IPL franchisees knock Sonia's doors

Harassed and bullied, the Kochi franchisees of cricket's Indian Premier League have sought the protection of Congress president Sonia Gandhi from two Union cabinet ministers, who allegedly wanted......

I'm not a coward, I'll fight back: Uddhav

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was at his aggressive best -- joking, asking rhetorical questionsand even roaring at ajournalist who kept interrupting him-- while dealing with a......

Consume or Kill? Save or Spend?

'Spend within your means and save some,' taught to us by our grandmothers, is still valid and wise, feels B S Prakash.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh Because of some faith in simple common sense, I......

Decline, recession, stagflation, crisis, crunch...

'Every slide in the power point presentation had a graph with years like 2006, 2008, 2010 on the X axis... Most lines seemed to lie inert horizontally and many seemed to dip despondently, except......

A look at would-be Microsoft killer

"Woo-hoo.""Whoever just joined, you're breaking things up. It might help if you muted your phone." "We got a lot of good stuff done last week.""Fish got that working; that's pretty cool.""We need......

The real story of India's retail boom

On a weekday, the DLF Mega Mall -- located in the IT and ITES hub of Gurgaon on the outskirts of Delhi -- bears a deserted look. Of the few operating shops in this large mall, most have nary a......

FM moots common regulator

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram wants the financial services industry to become a global player just as the domestic trade, manufacturing industry and software sectors.Chidambaram, at a......

Review: Godzilla is back with a bang!

Director Gareth Edwards delivers a satisfactory reboot of the iconic monster movie, says Sukanya Verma. Few feelings compare to the raw thrill of witnessing a man versus beast spectacle on......

Review: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is absurdly great

Raja Sen feels Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola has enough substance to warrant repeated viewings.Without warning, there is an accident. Then, a flashback: to ten minutes earlier. A flashback which......

Review: Solid actors play it silly in Men In Black 3

There's something oddly comforting about watching three great actors so earnestly embrace this schlocky cinema from a simpler, cheesier time in Men In Black 3, writes Raja Sen.That the Men In Black......

Reader's Choice: Bollywood's greatest comic actor

Once again, dear readers, very well done. We asked you to name Bollywood's greatest comic actor, and, with characteristic thoughtfulness, you picked names from both present-day and classic......

Review: Shagird is let down by its leading man

Raja Sen reviews Shagird. Post YOUR reviews here!Many years ago, a close female friend -- who shall here remain nameless because a) gallant men do not besmirch a woman's honour and b) because I......

Tiger Tales: 'Having Pataudi in the covers was like having two fielders there'

October 22 marks a month since Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed into the ages following a brief illness. Veteran journalist K Satyamurthy looks back on some cherished moments he was privileged to......

Adios Anil

They said of Thomas Moore that nothing became his life as much as his manner of leaving it. Replace 'life' with 'cricket', and that is equally poignantly true of Anil Kumble.The selectors were due......

Phelps is most successful Olympian with 11 golds

American swimmer Michael Phelps won two more golds on Wednesday to eclipse compatriots Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis and become the all-time most successful Olympian.Though unable to match the United......

The Ashes through time

In the cloistered hush of the Lord's museum a tiny, unremarkable pottery urn has attained an importance out of all proportion to its size.Standing only 10 cms high, the urn contains the burnt......

An opportunity to shine

Love and Waugh join forces this morning in a world still searching for peace. A newcomer and the veteran whose place he might take come together in an attempt to add another defeat to those England......
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Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane in French Alps?

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane in French Alps? A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/co-pilot-deliberately-crashed-plane-french-alps-428
Guptill at a loss to explain record-breaking knock

uptill had just produced the highest ever individual score in a World Cup match, and naturally everyone wanted to know how he had done it. But... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sports/guptill-at-a-loss-to-explain-record-breaking-knock.html
Gulzar, micro-poetry and the mechanisms of brevity

em>Pluto lost its status as a planet only recently... Seeing Pluto sad on being rejected thus, my heart sinks. It is so far away, so tiny, so all... ...

http://www.sunday-guardian.com/bookbeat/gulzar-micro-poetry-and-the-mechanisms-of-brevity
Shuffled Off Somewhere, Have You?

When he published the Radia tapes, Vinod Mehta did what a good editor should. By making public the dirty diaries of the ongoing cluster-f..k... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Shuffled-Off-Somewhere-Have-You/293679
Poor harvest, unfair comparison frustrate Umar

It is hard to say which of the two things frustrate talented batsman Umar Akmal more: his inability over the past four years to impress successive... ...

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/70907/poor-harvest-unfair-kohli-comparison-frustrate-umar-akmal

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