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G Sampath

  • How to be positively negative

    The Wife and I keep all our fights for Sunday. Except when either of us is travelling, in which case we reschedule the agenda of the missed Sunday fight to the next Sunday when both of us are in the same city.

    Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 9:00am
  • Congratulations, you're now a leadership expert!

    You cannot 'teach' leadership anymore than you can teach strength of character. 'Leadership' describes a certain kind of behaviour in certain kinds of situations. Such behaviour has its roots in the person's character – a concept that 'leadership programmes' are allergic to, given that 'character'...

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 - 11:00am
  • Watching Mama with Papa

    Less than 10 minutes into the film, my wife was finding the film so enjoyable she couldn't take it anymore and wanted to leave.

    Saturday, 23 February 2013 - 10:30am
  • Gujarat:Is it you or your personal brand?

    If anyone knows the value of ‘personal branding’ in Indian politics today, it is the one man who needs it the most: Narendra Modi.

    Monday, 11 February 2013 - 1:45pm
  • Will you please brand yourself, please?

    If anyone knows the value of personal branding in Indian politics today, it is the one man who needs it the most: Narendra Modi.

    Saturday, 9 February 2013 - 10:00am
  • 'Third Degree': Manil Suri and the mystery of the 'closed door' book launch

    Suri himself seemed more than happy to interact with the group of engineers, as opposed to the usual crowd of journalists, retired bores, and wannabe authors that throng such events at books shops.

    Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 7:00am
  • How I miss the Mumbai winter

    Now my wife wants to segregate all my clothes into two sets: ‘summer wear’ and ‘winter wear’. That’s what Delhi forces upon you, whether you like it or not... In Mumbai, my ‘winter collection’ was simply to wear a T-shirt beneath a shirt, and that was enough to keep me warm.

    Monday, 14 January 2013 - 8:30am
  • Book review: 'The Twelve'

    Forget Edward Cullen and never mind Eric Northman. The sequel to The Passage infuses fresh blood into vampire fiction, says G Sampath.

    Sunday, 6 January 2013 - 10:22am
  • The end of the world and all that shit

    What were you doing when the world was ending?” is not a question that a human being is normally expected to answer.

    Tuesday, 1 January 2013 - 10:00am
  • Who will mourn Man’s extinction?

    If you were in Delhi this past week, there was no way you could have escaped being affected by the public protests over the (I’m not going to bother saying ‘alleged’) gang rape of a 23-year-old in a moving bus last Sunday.

    Sunday, 30 December 2012 - 10:30am