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Kerala Needs To Confront Reality

Beginning with the bird's eye view of itself -- a narrow state of hills, rivers and high population density, in a tapering part of the Indian subcontinent.It can be a beautiful place shaped by......

'How long will you live fearing this virus?'

'These reports of cases being very low in other states, is it true? Are the numbers believable?'Shyam G Menon discovers resilience and a determination to adhere to Covid protocols on a recent visit......

Opposition should aim for 2029

The Opposition must understand that while 2024 may draw mileage from the growing resentment towards the BJP, the real battle and proof of how well India learnt from its disastrous dalliance with......

The BJP's Politics of Population

Population is a touchy issue in India. Anybody will notice the crowded rat race we live in, notes Shyam G Menon. IMAGE: The Indian population is now 1.3 billion and the country is forecast to be......

Tokyo Games: The Math in Everything

I wondered how being scientist-mathematician helps one cycle better.Perhaps the self-discipline helps; perhaps it is the scientist-technologist perspective of breaking down the whole into separate......

What A380's failure can teach the shipping industry

As a model of transport, the A380 strikes a parallel -- a shared fragility -- with giant container ships, observes Shyam G Menon. IMAGE: A container ship is loaded at a container terminal in......

India, UK plan green technology ventures

India and the United Kingdom are planning to set up joint ventures to develop green technologies. This was one of the major outcomes of a 45-minute meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and......

Of Nano, jingoism and the right question

For long, I found it difficult to admire former finance minister P Chidambaram because everything he said seemed to kill individuality and nudge the country towards worshipping money. In fact, it......

Admen deserting industry in droves

At a recent meeting with a multinational financial services company, Publicis India Managing Director Nakul Chopra realised that three of the five people representing the potential client were......

'It's not a crash but correction'

PRANAV SANGHAVI says,Hello and goodafternoon to everyone. Welcome to the chat. Lets begin. javedmerchant asked,kindly let me know the prospects of sugar shares at current ratesPRANAV SANGHAVI......

THE ABBA Paradox

Ageing is a funny process.After rebelling and exploring, the human being drifts to the ordered arrangement, he/she once left.As a youngster I outgrew ABBA while my mother continued to like them.In......

When Dilip Kumar almost got arrested

Malavika Sangghvi gives us fascinating glimpses from Dilip Kumar's life. This article was first published on Rediff.com December 10, 2012. In the early '80s, my mother and I were holidaying in Goa......

'I am more interested in human drama'

Cinematographer Sanu John Varughese has extensively worked in Hindi films: Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Karthik Calling Karthik, David, Hasee Toh Phasee, Wazir, Badhaai Ho, Lootcase, But......

'This is being done to consolidate the Rajput vote'

'The protests make no sense, unless we judge them against the political climate in the country.''Having a CBFC is sheer hypocrisy when the government has set itself up as censor.'Bollywood folk......

Super-Filmi Week: Ranveer's scarface, Sri's commitment!

Sridevi's amazing dedication, Ranveer Singh's Scarface, Ranbir-Alia on nepotism and more in Sukanya Verma's emotionally charged Super Filmi week. Monday Some actors can't shrug off that 'rather be......

Can India win an Olympic Medal in Climbing?

While sport climbing made its debut in the Olympics only this year, it has had a popular home in India for many years now, says Shyam G Menon. IMAGE: Shauna Coxsey of Britain in action during the......

Should Tokyo be the guinea pig for Olympics experiment?

In this pandemic, why can't we have multiple locations for various disciplines, all of it then merged into a virtual convergence called the Olympics instead of one massive event in one city, asks......

Malhotra extends Ritwik

Top junior Vikram Malhotra of Maharashtra was the cynosure of all eyes when he extendedtop seed Ritwik Bhattacharya of Delhi in an exciting men's pre-quarter-final, in the 53rd Senior National and......

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