Sidharth Bhatia


The writer is a senior journalist and commentator on current affairs based in Mumbai

Bloodied road to Delhi

The imagery of a sad, old man who has been betrayed by his protégé and is now, in the winter of his life, nursing his wounds forgotten and discarded is a compelling one.

When polls drive the consensus engine

The Congress Party has now shown more decisiveness and sense of purpose than it has over the last three or four years. Accused of policy drift and dilly-dallying on major and crucial economic reforms, it has shown that when it really wants to get things done, it allows nothing to come in the way.

Coal row: Govt relents, says PM will ‘intervene’

In the face of unrelenting pressure from the Opposition, that has stalled Parliament over the missing files on coal allocations, the government told Parliament on Thursday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will intervene when the matter is debated on the floor.

Much-anticipated iPhone 5S likely to be of 'golden hue'

Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5S is speculated to come in a 'gold colour option'.

Do your job or quit, Khader tells police chief

Mangalore: Annoyed by police commissioner, Manish Karbikar’s handling of the cattle trafficking and the resulting communal tension in the city, health minister  U.T. Khader has “advised”  him to come

‘Bengal seeks to sabotage issue’

Upping his ante, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung on Monday warned that if the situation took an ugly turn in the hills then the Mamata Banerjee government would be solely responsible for it.

Bebo is a tough girl

The current crop of B’townies is increasingly doing away with body doubles. While the male actors are taking on the action sequences themselves, actresses are making a modest effort too.

IYSA enter U-17 football quarters

Indian Youth Sports Academy defeated DSA B Football Academy 3-1 in a Group E preliminary league match to enter the quarter-finals of the Delhi Soccer Association inter-academies Under-17 football tournament in the capital.

Hope in new cji

Chief justice P. Sathasivam has many hopes riding on his shoulders.

Balance critical to margarita

How can a drink as simple as a classic margarita be made poorly? You’ll be surprised. If you think that all it takes is some tequila, lime juice and agave nectar, think again.

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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.