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Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr

  • Chaitanya Tamhane’s 'Court': Anti-cinema or minimalist manifesto?

    The initial reaction to Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a sense of disappointment, a feeling that the drama of a protesting poet is missing or that the death of a scavenger is not shown starkly, to evoke rage and sympathy. There was a feeling that the film did not tell a coherent story and that...

    Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 5:00am
  • Derailed debate on land bill

    It is not a question about farmers nor about rescuing people from rural marginality

    Friday, 17 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • False spectre of global jihad

    The West fought a local war in Afghanistan pretending to fight a universal menace

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Ex Coal Secretary Parakh rages against the CBI, stands by Manmohan

    With spotlight back on former coal secretary PC Parakh and former prime minister Manmohan Singh as accused in coal block allocation case, Parakh's confessional book provocatively titled, Crusader or Conspirator: Coalgate And Other Truths is a single most important source to give the `other...

    Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 7:08am
  • Democracy’s manic moment returns

    AAP's Delhi sweep does not mark a tectonic shift as much as an inexplicable surge

    Friday, 13 February 2015 - 7:35am
  • Pragmatic conservatism

    King Abdullah understood that it was not necessary to be liberal to modernise Saudi Arabia

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • Chirpy economists on overdrive

    The economic outlook is not bad. It is not good, either. That’s the problem

    Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • Politics of conversion

    Right-wing Hindu organisations unsuccessfully imitate Christian missionaries

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • I knew I had no skeletons in my closet: Pranab Mukherjee in his book

    Those who have been looking out eagerly for some juicy bits about the inner- goings on and palace intrigues of party politics in the late 1960s and through the 1970s in president Pranab Mukherjee's "The Dramatic Decade The Indira Gandhi Years" (Rupa; Pages: 321; Price: Rs 595), the first of three...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 6:30am
  • Communal politics is coming back in Bengal: Prakash Karat, CPI-M general secretary

    Right-wing economists deem MGNREGA a waste of money and resources: Prakash Karat

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 5:00am