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Better Script Needed

A special Oscar this year should have gone to Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Human Resource Development. (Why was the rather innocent word “education” abandoned and for whom are the youth trained as “resources”?)

The Passing of a Titan

An Unfinished Agenda: My Life in the Pharmaceutical Industry by K Anji Reddy, New Delhi: Portfolio, Penguin India, 2015; pp 270, Rs 699.

The Sweet Swan of Avon

As the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare passes into history, doubts linger about the motives and authenticity of the world’s best-known playwright.

Affairs of the Mind

Since the days of the Bhakti movement, the ideal that love should only be spiritual has left an indelible mark on the Indian imagination. 

Xi's XI

As its greatest neighbour and the next world leader in waiting, India needs to treat China with a nuanced approach that takes advantage of diplomatic openings.

Invisible Invincibility

As Madras enters the 375th year of its founding, we still do not know why the sepoys of the Madras Native Regiment gave so much to the founding of the Empire and were yet quick to rebel. 

The Untold Poorna Story

The achievement of 13-year-old Malavath Poorna, a tribal girl from Telengana, in summitting Mount Everest last May is a pointer to the power of pro-poor policies.

What You Will

As Malvolio pronounces in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, some have greatness thrust on them – with surprising results.

Déjà vu and Hoping for the Best...

The establishment in India views the victory – no less so, though they form only the opposition – of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi with irritation, suspicion, and distaste. But not so the aam aadmi of India!


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