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SC refers to 'Orwellian concern' in Pegasus case

The Supreme Court, which appointed an expert committee to inquire into Pegasus snooping row, on Wednesday said its effort is to uphold the Constitutional aspirations and rule of law without being......

'Govt wants 1.38 bn Indians to be yes men of the ruling party'

'It is a sad day when social activists, environmental campaigners, anti-corruption workers are singled out as anti-nationals and then criminalised.' IMAGE: Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate......

Who is a terrorist?

'There is no acceptable definition of what terrorism is and who a terrorist is,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Che Guevara was a cross border terrorist. He was a doctor......

READ: Mahua Moitra's takedown of UAPA amendments

Members of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday raised concern over amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Among them was Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who......

Sai's Take: The Bengal tinder box

Violence has always been a fact of life in Bengal's politics; it is just that the faces have changed, the contesting ideologies have changed. What hasn't changed is the fact that parties have found......

'Insiders' vs 'outsiders' at RBI

The real issue at the RBI is reconciling the problem of staff denied promotion with the management's desire to promote excellence, says A Seshan.  There is a debate currently on within the......

Why we must welcome FDI in retail

It is a myth that FDI in retail will kill at local kirana stores, instead it will help us immensely, says S Pushpavanam. Foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has been permitted whether......

Steve Jobs: The CEO as auteur

Mr Jobs's place in management history is assured for being the model CEO who spent his waking hours obsessing about making their products 'insanely great', says Ajit Balakrishnan.While much of the......

Steve Jobs: The role model CEO

Like Alfred Hitchcock, the 'micro-manager' of film-making, auteur CEO Steve Jobs lifted the modern firm out of the Industrial Age and brought it into the Information Age, says Ajit Balakrishnan.......

Steve Jobs: The role model CEO

Like Alfred Hitchcock, the 'micro-manager' of film-making, auteur CEO Steve Jobs lifted the modern firm out of the Industrial Age and brought it into the Information Age, says Ajit Balakrishnan.......

Review: Tom Hanks' Electric City is intriguing

AnkurPathakfeel theamazing animation, complemented by a good voice over makes Electric City worth a watch. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has launched an inventive direct-to-web animated series called......

V For Vendetta prevails

Despite wanting to have nothing to do with the film, Alan Moore will no doubt be dragged out in every discussion of the film, and the ideas penned by him dissected for the pop culture machine.......

The day art went up in smoke

When I read George Orwell's seminal 1984 and the concept of thoughtcrime -- musings for which the State can throw you in prison -- I shuddered. When I heard from a senior colleague how she had been......

It's just not cricket, MS

'Insignias or not, Dhoni's will remain the deadliest pair of gloves behind the stumps,' notes Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: The regimental dagger insignia of the para forces visible on Mahendra Singh......

Three cheers for cricket?

There is a controversial change in the way world cricket revenues will be shared among member countries. India, Australia and England will corner a big chunk and in exchange is expected to provide......

Djokovic, Sharapova race into last 16 at Aus Open

World number one Novak Djokovic looked like a man in a hurry as he thrashed Nicolas Mahut 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 74 minutes on Saturday to reach the Australian Open last 16. Mahut, who was involved in......

Those Sunny days

Cricketing ignoramuses, reared on a diet of watching batsmen plundering runs against poor teams and listless bowlers on batting paradises, tend to believe that opening the innings is damn easy. But......

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