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Indira Gandhi: Goddess and her terror turn

Forty years after the declaration of Emergency by Indira Gandhi, Sunanda K Datta-Ray recalls life when civil rights were suspended and press censorship was in force Silver-haired and baby-faced,......

Paybacks from the hustings

In the US as in India, policy outcomes are linked to election funding, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray Some might see Hurricane Sandy as an act of god that mocks next Tuesday's costliest political show on......

When journalists cease to be journalists

Journalists who engage in influence peddling should be listed as lobbyists, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray.After a lifetime in journalism, I am more than ever convinced that what we crow over as a scoop......

Is it the end of tolerance in India?

Bearing in mind how full India’s pitcher is with ethnic and communal complexities, only the greatest circumspection can hold this country together in a willing union, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray......

'It's ok lah, Lee Kuan Yew sleeping now!'

'The question now is how long the exercise in perfection he created will last once his influence isn't there any longer. I remember an occasion late at night when our taxi took the wrong exit from......

An insecure future for India's unskilled workers

More often than not unskilled workers end up getting a raw deal, writes Sunanda K Datta-Ra. It sounded like the understatement of the year when Montek Singh Ahluwalia said India would "not be......

India-Singapore trade has future but few hurdles may come in the way

No matter how much Singapore changes, the promise of the 'Look East' policy will remain elusive until conditions in India alter, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. Lee Hsien Loong's splendid victory......

3 reasons why India's rich stash money abroad

Instead of chasing chimeras or politically motivated witch-hunts, we need to focus on the phenomenon of black money. The point is not how it is created but why, notes Sunanda K Datta-Ray.......

All about Jack Cohen's RETAIL blues

Tesco's founder thought his employees were robbing him. Going by the service standards in a South London outlet, he was way off the mark, writes Sunanda K Datta-RayWith Tesco all set to take......

KKR's IPL win was Kolkata's triumph

KKR's IPL win was Kolkata's triumph, never mind the ethnicity of its players and owners, writes Sunanda K Datta-Ray. Being unfashionably ignorant of cricket, I feared I would be out on a limb in......
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The mystery over ISIL's funding

Not with standing the Western nations' zeal to wage a war against the group, unless its source of funding is known and curbed, its rampage will... ...
The disappearance of dressing gowns

As winter finally starts setting in the pleasantly chilly mornings pose a problem. What should we wear when we step outside to pick up the... ...
Caught in a time warp

Some Britons recognise only their country's erstwhile imperial connect with India; they have little idea that Indians in Britain impact its... ...
Made in China - the genuine fakes

Who's to tell the real from the fake at a time when right is wrong and crime masquerades as justice? Sunanda K Datta-Ray October 30, 2015 Last... ...
Liquor curbs observed in letter, not spirit

12:10 am It's not the letter of the law that matters in India, implementation is far more important. So, while welcoming the suggestion by Delhi's... ...

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