Anil Dharker

Anil Dharker

Anil Dharker

ED suspects Saradha money sent abroad

The Enforcement Directorate, probing multi-crore rupees scam by Saradha Group, has suspicion that majority of the money, collected by the chit fund company from its depositors, was laundered across th

A nation in awe of cricket, and scams

India is cricket crazy,” everyone says. Obviously that includes newspaper editors too.

Sleeper cells work, intel bureaus sleep

Thomas L. Friedman is probably the most popular of international columnists amongst Indians.

A manual for new feminists

So many unexpected and inspiring things happened in Delhi this past December, that Nivedita Menon’s publishers couldn’t have hoped for a better time to launch her book Seeing Like a Feminist. Bestseller lists show that it’s been doing well — even with the F-word in bold capitals on the cover: a word which has never been popular, and seldom been handed to anyone as a glowing compliment, but still seems to have reached the very nadir of unpopularity in the last few years.

No case for the noose, really

Afzal Guru’s hanging and the clamour for death penalty for the Delhi gangrape heroine has brought to the fore the vexed question of capital punishment.

Deadly boors

The inevitable has happened. The gangrape victim, who, in the throes of her painful and prolonged ordeal, became a heroine and a national symbol for Indian womanhood, has died. All the young girls and boys who gathered in Delhi and elsewhere to protest against the attack on her and the lack of safety for women in general, are in mourning.

The common man strikes back

Man slaps Pawar, NCP hits Mumbai” went the headline in a local evening paper, and it really said it all. As news came in of Harvinder Singh’s slap, Mr Pawar’s party workers went berserk, blocking traffic in various areas of the city, from mid-town Worli and Saat Rasta to the distant suburbs of Mulund, Bhandup, Borivali,

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.