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- Archives: August 2007
- The Deol Logistics
Papa don’t preach, I'm gonna keep my baby bikini.
- Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
This is a book about the value of imagination, friendship and of facing and conquering your fears.
- Growing Roses Isn't For The Chicken Hearted
To know more about my faceless enemies I hunted for books on Roses.
- Tribute: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912-2007
Film buffs will fondly remember his large, slightly garish, occasionally opaque body of work.
- Bollywood Acting 101: Looking Away Shyly
The heroine was always a picture of demure meekness while vamps, shook their booties and wore sleevless gowns cut at the thigh.
- Movie Review: Depth Comes from Unlikely Places in Ratatouille
Innovative backdrops and a veteran actor save Pixar's uninspiring CGI flick
- Feminism: Let's Not Blow Ourselves Up!
Passion is needed; extreme of it is not. If we look around, we will find ample of examples where moderation is the need of the
- Lesions from Cooking
An amateur's cooking experiences!
- Travel Review: California Highway 1
The vast expanse of the Pacific coupled with the lack of human intervention makes for a peaceful getaway.
- Delhi Government Trying to Enforce Traffic Discipline
Without enforcement, it ain't going to work.
- The Dr. Haneef Reality Show
Dr. Haneef should be thankful and not be looking for apologies.
- Movie Review: Sivaji The Boss
Packaging aside, this movie is pure Masala. So what?
- The Pitfalls Of The Rainy Season In Bangalore
During August it rains cats and dogs in Bangalore.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, July 27-August 2, 2007
Consensus is emerging, however, that India's markets will be largely unaffected by this global meltdown.
- Photo Essay: Lessons from Dharavi
Kumbharwada dispels the myth that poverty is due to laziness — that the poor somehow deserve their lot in life.
- Bad Products Made in China - Can the Dragon Drag On?
Toy maker, Fisher-Price is recalling close to a million plastic preschool toys, due to excessive amounts of lead in the paint of these Chinese-made toys.
- Movie Review: Ardh Satya - Powerful!
Old, but a great watch
- Thus Spake the Vagabond
What good is progress when ostensibly all efforts lead to domination and subjugation? What good do charters of rights do?
- The Real Pakistan - Behind Char Divari
The American public is dismally uninformed about Pakistan. Who are Pakistanis anyway?
- Movie Preview: Beowulf
Fans of Angelina Jolie, rejoice!
- Poetry: The Vagrant and the Vagabond
eating from day’s offerings / smoking the clay pipe / and sleeping under indifferent stars
- The Strange Case of Dr. Mohammad Haneef, Part-2
Hopefully the hearing the next week or any leaks in the meanwhile will end this sordid case.
- Interview: Anupama Chopra, Author of King Of Bollywood - SRK and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema
It is a must read book for the diehard fans of Shah Rukh Khan and for those interested in knowing the history of Bollywood.
- Shah Rukh Khan King of Bollywood: Interviewing the Interviewer
To tell the story of Bollywood and tell the story of India through the life and films of Shah Rukh
- Mayor of London: Surely Eccentricity has its Limits?
The powers enjoyed by the London Mayor are so little (compared to NY), it is more prestige rather than action.
- Delhi Corruption: Babus Moving Fast to Save Own Skin
Destruction of evidence in a Government office
This is precisely why Haiku has, in a short span of time, become the new love of my life.
- Does Indigenous Romance Exist?
Where does this leave the 90 percent or so of Indian women who do not fit into this mould?
- Expelliarmus! Harry Potter and the Path to Gandhian Non-Violence
Perhaps there is a lesson in Harry Potter's defense against the dark arts technique for the Voldemortian world of terror in which we live.
- Elections 2009 - The Christian Factor
There is no doubt in my mind that Christians will play a significant role in the possible re-election of the UPA Alliance
- Anshu Gupta and the Weave of Life
Anshu Gupta of Goonj epitomizes the spirit behind the traditional Indian gift of cloth.
- The Benevolence of Bill Gates
In recent months the Gates Foundation came in for sharp criticism over its investment policies.
- Doordarshan Nostalgia: Bharat Ek Khoj
Really enjoyed this classic dramatic documentary.
- The Monsoon And Other Social Levelers
The Monsoon and other challenging situations are good for the soul. Aren't they?
- Tamerlane and the War Elephants of Delhi
Timur had heard of the legendary and fearsome Indian war-elephants. But his battle plans were ingenious.
- Pakistan At the Precipice: Human Rights in Islam
Every major religious party head in Pakistan publicly denounced these two brothers’ attempt to create a ‘state within a state.’
- Court Rejects Novartis' Patent Challenge, Dilutes India's Sovereignty
India's national laws would be beholden to a forum designed not for the dispensation of justice but for international negotiations and bargaining
- Movie Review: Gandhi, My Father
I came out with glimpses of their relationship and a whole lot of unanswered questions.
- The Bangalore Roof Top Film Festival
It has transcended into a vibrant community of film makers, critics and enthusiast who share their passion for the celluloid in an open environment.
- Arab Americans - How Not To Make Friends
You have to make up your mind whether you are Arab or American.
- Khakistocracy: Military-Industrial-Feudal Complex in Pakistan
The lawyers' movement for an independent judiciary is a push to restore a check on the executive and empower the legislative
- You're Never Too Old to Blog
Elderly folk generally stay away from the computer, saying they can’t get a hang of it and that it is too late to try.
- Sanjay Dutt - Life Behind Prison Walls
Prisoners live in an unseen world behind walls where the clock has ceased to tick.
- Indian Journalists Charged With Inciting Suicide
What bright brain came up with the brilliant solution of suicide by pesticide?
- DVD Review: Dr Ravi & Mr Hyde
When a real-life physician is consumed by a desire to make a film, should we presume it's a mid-life crisis?
- Movie Review: A Different Spice Flavors Miami Vice
Michael Mann turns a cheese fest on its head to deliver a sleek, seductive thriller.
- The Abandoned Iraqis - Shame on the UK
This is a big blot on the British Government.
- A.R. Rehman - The He-Man Of Indian Music Industry
It almost seems tough to imagine an Indian Music industry without Rehman.
- Why Elite Lower Castes Do Not Support Reservations
Even the lower caste IT engineers, who should have stood by their own kind coming from villages, do NOT support these reservations
- Pakistan At the Precipice: A Vision for Coexistence
The politician-led kakistocracy and the Army-led k(h)akistocracy both have failed to address the core problems afflicting the country
- The Lumpenization of Piety
Public displays of religion today are more about showing off mob frenzy, aggression and an exaggerated sense of external piety.
- Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts Off For the Space Station
On board are seven astronauts, including school teacher Barbara Morgan, who is traveling as part of NASA's teacher-in-space program.
- Movie Review: Pan's Labyrinth - A Tale of Two Worlds
Pan's Labyrinth is a wonderful paean to human imagination
- Hamas and Kashmiri Militants Say Buzz Off to Al Queda
Why are these two resistance movements telling Al Queda to go away and not bother them?
- Single and Indian
The single state is rarely celebrated or held up as a desirable model for people to live in.
- Poetry: The Saga of Donato
It's a game name.
- UPDATED: Pakistan May Declare State of Emergency
Musharraf has come under fire both internally from hardliners and internationally for not cracking down enough on these same forces.
- Satire: A Different Emergency
Eavesdropping on the conversation at the Chief Justice's residence.
- Nokia to Outsource Chip Development To Third Parties
It is indeed curious, how fast life is changing and our industrial landscape is getting modified.
- Dealing With Global Inequality As A Fact of Life
There is absolutely no reason why everybody has to be equal, there is no physical, mental, sociological, economic or financial reason to be so.
- Corruption Adds Insult to Injury After Floods Devastate India
The public health crisis from stagnant water pools and the over 20 million displaced persons poses a serious threat.
- Short Story: "You killed Alex"
"Bitch," Purvi said, as she caught up with him. "She needs a man in her life."
- Reliance Industries to Invest $10 Billion in Egypt
Now this is a news item which you would not usually catch.
- Steven Levitt and the Freakonomics of Terrorist Attacks
He notes that a terrorist would go for the fear factor, and proposes various horrific alternatives, asking for more suggestions.
- P. Sainath, Journalist for the Underdog
There is a lot happening in the country, both good and bad and to capture it all, we need more of the P.Sainaths and his
- SWOT: Love and the Single Woman Over Thirty
Love is daily reinforcement of the reservoir of mutual trust. Love is forgiving and forgetting. Love is caring. Love is ...
- On a Fine Morning After a Prolonged Sickness
Watching the morning sky fade into a premature grayscale , I slowly drifted into a peachy bed of sleep.
- Inhaling Mahfouz
I can almost see Mahfouz walking through the narrow lanes of old Cairo, not bothered by the incessant sounds of commerce.
- Taslima Nasreen Attacked by MLAs in Hyderabad
Nasreen has been nothing but complimentary about India and its democracy but I have to wonder if her faith might not be misplaced.
- Data Protection in the New Economy
at the end of the day, there is no way I can disappear from electronic databases, no law, no option, no nothing.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 3-9, 2007
The biggest economic news of the week by far, at least globally, is the virtual collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market in the U.S.
- Short Story: Miracle Bra
Us Indians are a marriage happy people. There is religious, social and parental sanction to copulate with a perfect stranger on the wedding night
- Left Protests Nuclear Deal, Will the Government Survive?
The PM and the Congress party are quite confident that the left is highly unlikely to break this very profitable relationship
- Poetry: m
m’gar kya kiji’aye yaad t’ri / taRpati hay shiddat say
- Shyam Benegal’s Manthan — A Reminiscence
There are options between the thela pushing vendor and the sanitized environs of the neighborhood super market.
- Theatre of the Absurd: The Attack on Taslima Nasreen
Our cops seem to be eager to perfectly fit the mould that...Sandeep
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- River Dolphins and Baoli - The Passing of an Era
Hunger drives people and necessity is truly the mother of invention; dolphin as catfish bait!
- Movie Review: There's no Myth About Mithya
If you thought Bheja Fry was excellent, wait till you watch Mithya
- Of Mice and Men and their Wars and Businesses
I have noticed an interesting lack of thought and preparation given to the staff functions within the financial institutions.
- How The Chilli Conquered India
Ground into paste, or sprinkled as powder, chillies are the secret weapon of every Indian cook.
- Book Review: Crescent Garden by Christopher Love
The book is a pretty good read and Everton Books have chosen a very good launch for both the writer and their publishing house
- Poetry: To the Fundamentalist Book Critic
A fundu tip - read the book first.
- Poetry: white lines
cars, buses, trucks / crawl and jostle / while the pedestrians / play russian roulette
- Think Differently: The Life of a Maverick
The bravery of a nonconformist lies in being able to answer the question “Why?” because there are no clear answers.
- Will Dalit Christians Get Justice This Time?
Will the Judicial system of India give justice to Indian Dalit Christians now after 57 years of injustice done to them?
- Why Do Indians Get Personal?
Its an innate Indian attitude to ask delicate questions on topics most Westerners would never broach.
- Why Abu Salem Spared Shah Rukh Khan
This one is straight from a Hindi film plot - almost.
- India's Overseas Test Cricket Victories
A match-by-match discussion of India's Test Cricket Victories on foreign soil
- Major Challenges Looming For Asian Workers
The basic assumption is that the informal economy is bad, and only the organised economy is good.
- Movie Review: The Blue Umbrella
A simple adorable script narrated with creative use of the camera, color and light.
- Tainted Chinese Toy Exporter Commits Suicide
The blame lies at many doorsteps
- Anil Kumble: The Full Circle
I have a feeling that for Kumble, his only century at this level must rank higher than his 10 on 10.
- India Wins Test Series Against England - A Hard-Earned Victory
Tendulkar and Kumble especially must have enjoyed this result, after 18 hard years in national colors.
- Anti-Money Laundering - Long Road Ahead
The really tough conclusion is that there is unfortunately very little else a financial institution can do.
- Book Review: Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
More than description, however, it is his philosophical engagement with all the elements that we call life that is winning.
- Why Do Indian Sentiments Get Hurt So Easily?
Consequences of curbing of freedom of expression are more disastrous than living with ‘lies’ and ‘propaganda’.
- Poetry: under the minaret II
too many dogs exercising one bone / too many quacks exorcising ghosts
- Nokia Announces Battery Recall, Largest Consumer Recall Ever
The company indicated there have been over 100 incidents of the batteries overheating while being charged.
- Is The United States Near Roman-style Collapse?
While one system of government collapsed, Rome, as Gibbons said, still lives on.
- Empowered Women: Project Blank Noise
I read about Project Blanknoise in Ms. Magazine and felt immensely proud of the amazing women who started this.
- Changes to the ODI Laws
What is it they say about a camel being a horse designed by committee?
- Scottish Government Calls For National Debate on Independence
It is only in the United Kingdom that you can actually have debates over independence based upon some bureaucratic method!
- Poetry: 60 Years in 60 Words
Events that shaped Independent India
- Movie Review: Chak De! India - A Minority in Today’s India
Sixty years after India’s independence, the issue of where a minority’s place is has not been resolved.
- Movie Review: Dr. Ravi and Mr. Hyde
This just goes to show the face of Indian entrepreneurship is changing.
- No Hail for Dravid's Bail
IF India faces the same situation 2 years from now when Dravid would have retired, India may well end up losing.
- Securing Air Passengers Against the Threat of Menstruation
Indian airport security is usually pretty lax. But on Independence Day, no tampon was left unturned.
- Freedom: To Be And Just To Be
The struggle between arbiters and freethinkers is a perpetual one, still being played out in India and everywhere else.
- BioTesting Europe, European Infrastructure for Biometric Testing Launched
The initiative will work to define standards and a roadmap for biometric programs across Europe.
- India's Unique Greatness
There is no other country on this planet where such diverse populations are living together.
- Judging Individual Cricket Performances - India in England 2007
What is interesting is not the grade for each individual player, but what the grades say about their relative efforts.
- Movie Review: Chak De India!
the movie was much more than that and had a delightfully refreshing take on the well-trodden path of the coach and the team.
- Poetry: drifting fragrance/dabay qadmoN
where the rustling / whispers of the wind / plays susurrant ragas
- Naina and the Dancing Hijabis
It pre-supposes that men are lustful animals unable to control themselves.
- Global Markets Crash Amidst Tightening Credit Crunch
Where Wall Street goes, Main Street must follow, or is it the other way round?
- Sarkozy vs. the Unions
The court basically told them to stop whining, this has nothing to do with the right to strike.
- Indian Railways' Garbage Problem
Indian Railways operates the most extensive, most densely utilized train system in the world. It also contributes to the trash problem.
- Top Ten Slogans for Indian Tourism
Top Ten Slogans for the Minister of Tourism (who should remember we hold the copyright!)
- What Can India Be Proud Of?
The predominant medium of democratic expression in India is rioting, plundering, looting, taxing, regulating, attacking, and striking.
- Movie Review: Marigold
Hollywood's marriage with Bollywood, it seems. This director/writer shouldn't have been the priest!!
- Withholding Medical Aid - The New Extortion Tool
Denial of medical aid to the sick is abhorrent behavior against humanity.
- Poetry: The Mess in Mess-O-Potomia
Things happen on the way to Liberation.
- Date, Park, Ride - Friends with Benefits
He was getting friendship with "benefits" and free parking just for being nice to her and her totally gullible family.
- The Contradictions in the Indian Constitution
The Indian Constitution poses the greatest threat to the freedoms of Indian citizens.
- Playing By the Rules - A Peculiar Dilemma
By doing something vaguely illegal, are batsmen taking advantage of the situation?
- Poetry: waltzing - a circle-in-a-square or a square-in-a-circle
she a prisoner in a circle, he incarcerated / in another fisher-price bubbly square
- The Idea of Scottish Independence - Work in Progress
It is passionless, emotionally stunted and is as exciting to read as reading the wallpaper pasting instruction sheet.
- Will Dr. Manmohan Singh Quit?
This move creates an extremely complicated situation for all parties involved.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 10-16, 2007
Questions were raised about what this means for the strength of the Indian economy.
- An Ode To Mrs. Lobo: A Story & A Poem
I hope she gets to read the following ode before she leaves this abode, turns to a serpent and finally slinks to the netherworld
- Hema Malini's Gaffe: Equipping our Parliamentarians
Our members of parliament seem not even well-versed on subjects they talk about.
- Kashmiri Pandits Launch Political Party in Jammu & Kashmir
Yes, many Hindus will be killed, but nobody said self-determination was easy.
- Rahul Dravid - The Crumbling ‘Wall’?
Rahul Dravid is beginning to lose his bearings on and off the field
- Living Without Borders
What purpose do national borders serve and when do they become self-defeating?
- Movie Review: Ghulam - The Rise of the Slave
Released in 1998, and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the story of a Mumbai tapori had its own charm.
- Book Review: Lies, Lies and More Lies - The Campaign to Defame Hindu/Indian Nationalism
An examination of the misinformation about Hindu/Indian nationalism.
- Poetry: perception/khayal
sa'aye bhee / doob jatay haiN / andherON maiN shadows / abandon / in the dark
- Laloo-opadesa - Laloo Prasad Yadav is at it Again
He knows not to take seriously much of whatever he says to the academics and the media.
- Movie Review: Robin Hood, Men in Tights - A Classic Spoof
A quiver of stars make this movie a laugh riot.
- Chak De India - Bringing Hockey To The Forefront
Thanks to Shahrukh, people are queuing up to watch the game on the big screen.
- Photo Essay: The Great Mumbai Commute
It was a long conference, and at the end of it, I was glad to pack up my laptop and head home.
- Genetically Modified Food in India
India just became the first country to allow large-scale field trials of genetically modified food crops
- Cricket: the Chak de India Connection
It is the exposure of this reality that is the finest gift from Bollywood and Cricket in this 60th Year of our Nation
- India - The Next 60 Years
We need to learn to be an inclusive people at two levels – economic and emotional.
- Movie Review: Buddha Mar Gaya
An easy winner for the most distasteful comedy ever!
- Poetry: converfession
life is one big journey and when this ends, we stand to lie still you mean we lie to stand still?
- Will The Communists Nuke the Nuclear Deal?
The Left front has the option to withdraw their support and it were to take place the nation will see a mid
- BCCI vs. ICL: A Walkover Looms
We might just be treated to a competition run by people who care as much for the sport as they do for their bank accounts.
- A Fresh Look At Reservations And Quotas
A fresh look at the current system of reservations and quotas
- Relic Fervor
Is the reverence for relics something that transcends logic, transcends the mere physical object?
- Movie Review: Cash - Of Kabbaddi Krooks & Mindblowing Mahiyas
All actors were heavily distracted by Shamita Shetty's propped up, wonder bra strapped, Double Ds.
- Bullying Is Beyond Shilpa Shetty
Lessons we can all learn from Shilpa Shetty's Celebrity Big Brother experience
- Technology: How it Makes Me Spin
Technology whirs around me and I spin around trying to make the right choices in a very rapidly changing environment.
- Poetry: the pause button ii
what stops us from hitting that pause button here, today, now?
- Immigration - Through The Looking Glass
It has been a curious few weeks for immigration, emigration and migration across the world.
- Communist Opposition To The Nuclear Deal - The 7% Solution
Mr. Karat's I-care-a-damn attitude towards India's longterm energy security is clearer than his white hair.
- Shashi Tharoor's Flawed Analogy
An India which has the wisdom to accept both decisions with good grace, without dragging a great player's name through the mud.
- Tremors from Jakarta
Initially dazed, then thoughtful, then anxious and then alarmed he shouted, "It's an earthquake".
- Qurratulain Hyder Passes - An Enigmatic Icon
The world of literature will miss her physical presence.
- Mob Attacks Indians in Germany - Silence of the Indian Media
Mainstream media's curious silence on the mob attack on Indians in Germany
- Is India a Prisoner of the Nuclear Dream?
Fundamental doubts do persist about the false assumptions underlying the use of nuclear power for economic development
- Suprnova Torrent Site Relaunched
The site launched with a tantalizing message to 'non-Internet loving companies'.
- Book Review: Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi is not merely a book but an experience written by perhaps the last of the renowned mystics of the previous century.
- The Ronen Sen Controversy: Grow Up, India!
India has to grow up. Its people have to grow up. Its politicians have to grow up.
- Ambassador Ronen Sen's Headless Chickens
The episode is bound to cramp the style and tone of media communication of our diplomats everywhere.
- Poetry: wade on
those dreamers / with their dreams / now ashes, specs of dust - floating debris in space
- Obituary – Searching for Qurratulain Hyder in a Delhi Graveyard
How to mourn the death of an author you never read.
- Oral Contraceptives: Shameful Medicine
I couldn’t get medical help now without a husband? What the hell?
- Disposable Commodity? The Shame of Female Infanticide
I know of several families in different age groups who have had a large number of children-just to produce a son.
- Millennium Development Goals Through the Lens of India's Caste System
Millennium Developmental Goals should be addressed within the issues of four windows presented here.
- The Possibility of Indian Elections in 2007
The Left is on the verge of committing historic suicide
- Movie Review: Chak De! India - About Patriotism, Not Sports
Take a team filled with characters, warts and all, make them the underdogs, you get a killer movie in the sports genre.
- Poetry: israfil and yama smile
israfil and yama / the gods of after-life / smile at allah and bhagwan
- Indian Men Out Of Singles In US Open 2007
The only other hope for India is in the doubles events.
- Goodbye, My Salman Khan
Ramblings of a distressed fan.
- Of Dinosaurs, Chocolate Cream Bars And Friendship
Faltering steps towards community living
- Karnataka Legislators on a China Jaunt
I was inclined to believe that the others who opted out of China trip might have had a prick of conscience.
- Unchased Dreams
I often wondered if people are born with a fixed dream quota and if I had finished up mine in my twenties.
- An India Without Vultures
Our fix for headaches may have become one of the world’s biggest headaches. An ecological disaster of huge proportions looms
- Sunitha Rao's US Open Dream Shattered
Rao's wins over players ranked above her had raised expectations of the Florida-based player
- Humour: converfession - Buying that
p: ok. what size? t: size? p: yes they come in different sizes, colors, textures.
- Abuse of Domestic Help
The grass is not always greener on the other side.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 17-23, 2007
Some daughters have been in the news recently for having taken over the family business in India.
- Over 40 Killed In Hyderabad Blasts in India
The blasts took place in heavily populated areas.
- Several People Killed in Hyderabad Blasts
My reactions to the Hyderabad blasts that have taken place a couple of hours earlier, from the location.
- Mahesh Bhupathi Wins Pilot Pen Doubles Title
The Bangalore-based Bhupathi is currently ranked 20 on the ATP doubles list.
- Soft Targets Under Terrorist Attack
We had grown up in the shadow of terrorism.
- The McDonaldisation of the Hindu Temple
My relationship with Institutionalized Prayer and a remarkable factory-style temple operation.
- What Onam Means To Me
On Onam, when Mahabali visits the state of Kerala, I wonder what would be his impression of this once prosperous and happy state.
- Compassion for (Almost) All Living Beings
Why Mosquitoes are excepted from the precepts of non-violence.
- Addressing Criticism On The Indo-US Nuclear Deal
Responding to some of the criticism raised against the deal, nuclear energy and my statements at Desicritics.
- Overcoming The Terror
A reaction to the Hyderabad blasts.
- Thoughts on the Hyderabad Blasts
The location and timing points to a shift in the targets chosen - not trains, markets or buses but amusement centers.
- Another Day, Another Terrorist Blast - What Else Is New?
The people that were killed were merely collateral damage, stop moaning.
- Fiction: The Bomb Blast
That day onwards, terror reigned supreme.
- How the TOI Misleads India
It seems like the Lead India campaign is really for domination.
- Latest Hyderabad Blasts And Mecca Masjid Blasts - A Possible Connection?
Some interesting information from Eenadu, a Telugu newspaper.
- Updating Raksha Bandhan
like old habits, old rituals die hard.
- Concluding the Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Moving Beyond Blame
The only way forward for the government is to explain what this deal is about.
- Watch out for Sania Mirza at the US Open
Will Mirza repeat her dream run of 2005, when she lost in the fourth round to Maria Sharapova?
- A Different Sort of Tea
Several things make Makaibari tea very interesting - including 'Tea Deva' - a praying mantis that they call the Tea God.
- The Two Faces Of Germany
New rituals needed for a new age
- Rage Boys, Rent Boys, Lady Boys
This rage is the fertiliser, the compost on which violence, terrorism and uncivilised behaviour breeds.
- Updates on the Hyderabad Blues
We have already moved from stage 1 through to stage 5.
- Ash and Ben Kingsley: Kalaripayat Druids Kick Ass
The Last Legion reveals the truth. Old Skool Indians founded Britain with a combination of mad Kallaripayat skillz and ancient Vedic wizardry.
- No Updates On Neo-Nazi Attacks on Indians in Germany
The core aspect of racism and discrimination will hit the airwaves for some time and then disappear.
- Will Bigham, On The Lot Winner Planning Comedy
Bigham, who loves the visual splendour of Bollywood films, plans a comedy as his first feature film.
- Poetry: edhi's dawn
death, misery and destruction / mixed with pompous declarations / and righteous indignation / all eating into crying trees
- The Withering of Queues
one of the freedoms that we enjoy in our 60th year of freedom is the freedom from suffocating queues.
- Wanted: A Coach for Team India (And a PR Official for BCCI)
It is precisely to avoid things like these that firms employ people exclusively to convey well-framed, concise, clear messages.
- Qualities of a Leader - The Times of India Leadership Campaign
I personally believe that folks at TOI have no clue what leadership is all about. They have no clue what leaders are made of.
- Bhagalpur Police Brutality on Live Television
Policemen, including those using their bike for towing chain-snatchers, enjoy privileges of their position.
- Sania Mirza Survives Scare at US Open
The no. 26 seed has a hiccup in the second set against an unheralded Estonian
- Book Review: Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
Half-way through the story you forget it's a story and you root for the right thing to happen.
- Ashes to Ashes in Hyderabad
What is the volume of the tears that fall...that will continue falling? Can they be measured?
- Book Review : The Other Side of Me, Sidney Sheldon
Autobiography of a winner of an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award.
- Made in India, But Badly
Indians are great bargain hunters. I don't know how we fail to see that badly designed products are not bargains at all.
- The Illustrated Weekly of India - A Trip Down Memory Lane
I grew up with the Illustrated Weekly of India, a now-defunct magazine which, apart from its oddball size, was kind of an offbeat journal.
- A Tale of Three Farmers
Long way to go yet, but you cannot stop progress and you cannot keep on violating the laws of economics.
- Leaders, Gods, and a Crisis of Faith
Let us keep see our leaders as human rather than as superhuman demi-gods.
- Converfession: Heart to Heart
What gamut, what threshold, what sublimity, what facet of love has been left unexplored and hidden from these wordsmiths?temporal
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- Sania Mirza to Face Laura Granville in Round 2 of US Open
Granville is out to prove herself and Sania Mirza should consider her armed and extremely dangerous.
- TV News: Nach Baliye 3 - Queen Sawant Is Back!
The entertainment powerhouse will be doing what she does best.
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan - Remembering a Giant
Badshah Khan is the first Pashtun in known history to pacify one of the most war-like people in the world.
- Interview: Suman Ghosh - Economics Professor turns Filmmaker
Suman Ghosh's Bengali film 'Footsteps' (Podokkhep) has already been to around 10 film festivals worldwide
- Sania Mirza Enters Third Round at US Open
Mirza beat American Laura Granville 6-3, 7-5 in an error-strewn second round match in which both players struggled to hold their serve.
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- Cricket: The ICL and BCCI Standoff
Had BCCI not been as successful as it is, ICL would probably have had no competition.
- Affirmative Action and Positive Discrimination
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They say matters of the heart are often complicated.
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