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Snap! When fish in lotus pond turns into a croc on the hunt


“A little rebellion now and then, may be a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical…”

Now, there’s no knowing whether Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa has be

Question about next PM just got lot more interesting


Of all the bizarre messages that were doing the rounds on the day our angry Bengal tigress formally withdrew support to the Manmohan Singh government, the weirdest was the one about the only reason th

No poetry in campaign, No prose in governance


A second term. Re-election. Going back to the people. Nine weeks away from the big day, and US President Barack Obama is finding out what Jimmy Carter, the peanut farmer turned unlikely president fro

PM meets Iran Top 2: Signal to US?

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting in Tehran on Wednesday with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the 16th NAM summi

Coal your Anna-giri, BJP, go back to Parliament

Why would a street-smart party like the BJP expend its hard won collateral as the only political outfit that could emerge as an alternative to the beleagured Congress at the centre, with these pointle

Hyderabad’s Wow Factor!


Say the word Hyderabad, and it is palaces, fluted columns, haleem and old world tehzeeb that come to mind. Not the gleaming glass façade of the spanking new Park Hyatt, that looms in the middle of chaotic, traffic-snarled, rocky Banjara Hills. Hot address of the swish set, and a far cry from the hotels of old.

Islands in the sun

The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

It’s dawn over the turquoise blue waters of the Gulf. The pristine white beach on this island flecked with gold, stretching endlessly into the distance, melding sea and sky into a seamless whole.

What does Advani know that Congress doesn’t?


The Congress — where everyone mutinies, but few desert the ranks. And the BJP, where everyone has one foot out the door or is on the verge of a mutiny or a tantrum… What other explanation can there be

Find me a preacher, and I’ll show you a fraud

Ambition is fine thing, but misplaced ambition? Well, in the case of Anna Hazare, the truth’s out. And it ain’t pretty!

Anna, despite his trademark Mickey Mouse whine and his simplistic platitudes

Two farmers are sowing, for a distant harvest

Amid all the loud clucking, as these political birds of prey send fur and feathers flying, the pecking order is decided by who limps out of the ring, first, bloodied nose but cock-a-hoop… and who’s le

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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.