Ashok Malik


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A test of character

It would be facile to see cricket’s newest fixing scandal as merely a repeat of the Mohammed Azharuddin-Hansie Cronje tragedy of April 2000.

2014: Year of Rahul?

As expected the Independence Day weekend came accompanied by a flurry of opinion polls, and a quantitative and qualitative tracking of the national mood and the issues on the top of India’s mind.

The test ahead

To understand the implications of the municipal elections in West Bengal, it would be prudent to look at the verdict in a specific district: Burdwan.

Casting dreams

At one level, the idea of a caste enumeration of Indians is extremely persuasive.

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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.