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Abhijit Banerjee's Dhoti Chic

'The bhadralok would have earlier baulked at the very idea of wearing a coloured dhoti; now, with Dr Banerjee wearing, it is quite likely to be the hot fashion item during Durga Puja next year,'......

Still a long journey for young Thackeray

One is hopeful that if he becomes CM, Mr Thackeray will not be as trigger happy in calling for bans or encouraging outrage, says Uttaran Das Gupta. IMAGE: Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray......

'Lok Sabha is becoming less and less important for voters'

'...vis-a-vis state or local elections,' Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala tell Uttaran Das Gupta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On the results night in 1977, Prannoy Roy and a few of his......

States are no strangers to being creators of fiction

'Ludicrous they might be, but they are not without threats -- much like letters that appear suddenly in homes of those opposing the government.''One must exercise some caution before believing in......

Revealed: Nehru didn't trust the Chinese

'Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai? Don't you believe it. I don't trust the Chinese one bit,' Nehru told Gopalaswamy Parthasarathi before he traveled to China as India's ambassador.Asking GP to be ever......

LG X Screen: A dual screen phone at an affordable price

LG X Screen is a pretty device and makes a strong entry at this price point, says Uttaran Das Gupta. IMAGE: LG’s new X Screen could be the USP . Photographs courtesy: LG     Dual......

Vat 69 to Coke: What Bollywood drinks in the movies

'In the early years of this century, barely 10 years after liberalisation, drinking Coke was still cool,' notes Uttaran Das Gupta. Contemplating a future in crime -- to be more specific, smuggling......

The bigger the stars, the bigger the offence

'While censorship of any sort is anathema to the creative spirit, political correctness has become more and more the norm rather than the exception,' notes Uttaran Das Gupta. The makers of the......

Bratty Sanju Baba to lovable Munna Bhai

'The most striking comment Yasser Usman makes -- not only about Sanjay Dutt, but also our contemporary society -- is about the transformation that he goes through: From being a man who claimed......

It's only football

South Korea scored, twice, and the German team crashed out of the tournament in the first round, for the first time in history.Uttaran Das Gupta discovers a stunned nation on a visit to Germany......

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