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  • Kallis the Jacques of all trades

    To get off the mark, means to breathe a sigh of relief. Anyone who has played a bit of cricket at a decent level knows the feeling of getting that burden off the chest. Understandably, a batsman, be it at an ordinary school level or in a high-pressure Test Match, scampers through the wicket for his...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:05pm
  • If Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman was not depressing enough, Lou Vincent comes up with a confession

    "My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money in fixing”, said former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, before being banned for life. The credibility of our gentlemen’s game has come under...

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 12:35am
  • Is Intelligence Bureau targetting NGOs that could oppose Narendra Modi?

    India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seem to have one thing in common: both have high regard for Modi.

    Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 2:35pm
  • Remembering MF Husain: Was India deserving of a genius like him?

    While traveling through Barcelona last year, I paid a visit to The Museu Picasso, which is Pablo Picasso’s biggest museum in the world. Located in a beautiful, serene lane, it is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces, following the architecture of the quintessential Gothic civil Catalan. It...

    Monday, 9 June 2014 - 6:21pm
  • How is the 'Hindu perspective' of history different from the Indian one?

    In 1991, the BJP, for the first time, assumed power in Uttar Pradesh after the polarising Rath Yatra and the Babri Masjid campaign. The education ministry was given to Rajnath Singh and he decided to rewrite history texts and incorporated Vedic mathematics into the syllabus.

    Friday, 6 June 2014 - 7:23pm
  • Gopinath Munde, Pramod Mahajan and Vilasrao Deshmukh: The 3 men who changed Maharashtra politics

    Thousands had gathered at In Maharashtra’s Beed district on Tuesday to celebrate the victory of one of the most popular sons of its soil, Gopinath Munde. But such was fate that his rally was turned into a funeral.

    Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 6:45pm
  • What should Arvind Kejriwal's AAP do now?

    When Indira Gandhi suffered a humiliating defeat in the 1977 general elections, she accepted it, took a pause, and waited for the ‘assorted peacocks’, as Janata Government was called then, to commit mistakes. With Janata Government’s infighting coming to the fore, she started making her moves....

    Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 10:00am
  • Politics or gimmickry: what are Arvind Kejriwal's priorities?

    When CB Gupta was chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in the late 1960s, it was widely believed Charan Singh and Kamalapati Tripathi had paid the youth in Lucknow to chant ‘Gali gali mein shor hai, CB Gupta chor hai’. Moreover, Singh had described Gupta as the ‘source of all corruption’. However, when...

    Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 1:30pm
  • Shiv Sena's victory in Lok Sabha elections doesn't come as surprise

    Suppose there are two shops, which can repair your cell phone. One is authentic, another is unofficial and has no guarantee. Both charge the same amount. Which shop will you pick? It is no brainer. Electorate in Maharashtra though along those same lines and went ahead with common sense. With the...

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 5:25pm
  • Can Priyanka Gandhi save Indian National Congress?

    As the early leads predicted a decimation of Congress Party, the CNN-IBN panel started discussing the close contest between Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani at the bastion of Gandhis, Amethi. Rajdeep Sardesai asked, "If Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi, should the Congress reconsider its leadership...

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 2:56pm