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Friday , May 11, 2012

Air India: dreams on the line


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The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner seems to be causing lots of problems to Air India. Panditji begs to disagree. Panditji thinks that this particular aircraft is ideally suited for Air India. To find out why, have a look at this installment of Chanakya's Chant of the week. Have a great weekend and keep laughing. ....


Monday , April 30, 2012

Best way to find the next President!


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With presidential candidates being discussed in the circles of power, Panditji was wondering what the characteristics of the ideal presidential candidate would be. Back again to tickle your funny bone once again is Panditji with the new installment of Chanakya's Chant of the Week. ....


Tuesday , April 17, 2012

Making illustrations and not getting arrested...


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Panditji is back this week with a new chant. Even though it has the word "Mamata" inside it, we've been extra-cautious not to include her image because Panditji does not wish to get arrested by the Kolkata police! ....


Monday , April 02, 2012

Target practice: from dummies to ministers


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Panditji was wondering about how many changes have happened in the armed forces, particularly after the Army Chief-Defense Minister spat. He then realised that a lot of it can be traced to the new training that is being imparted to army recruits. C'mon, make the best of a bad situation and have a laugh with Chanakya's Chant of the Week! ....


Tuesday , March 27, 2012

Poverty in limbo (dance)


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Recently the government announced that poverty had declined in India. This had many people dancing (literally) with joy. To find out more, let Panditji tell you why Indians are such good dancers in this week's installment of funny-bone ticklers. ....


Friday , March 16, 2012

Beware of derailment


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The dear Railway Minister did not know that his own political career was headed towards a derailment when he got up to present the Railway Budget on March 14. This week, Panditji takes the view that railway safety should be the primary consideration of the government. Enjoy! ....


Friday , March 09, 2012

The spectacular finale of The Great Indian Circus


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The Great Indian Circus has just ended, and the finale was absolutely spectacular! Panditji is back this Friday with a snapshot of the final act. Looking at the acrobatics of our political class, Panditji seems convinced that there is a reason why politicos are morally flexible, financially manoeuvrable, and politically malleable. Without such suppleness, how would they ever perform? Enjoy Chanakya's Chant of the Week! ....


Saturday , March 03, 2012

National pastime becomes fundamental right


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Panditji is back this week to tickle your funny bone. Provided you're not sleeping... ....


Tuesday , February 14, 2012

Of press, politicians and porn


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Panditji was surprised to see the extent of media attention that three Karanataka ministers received when live TV cameras caught them watching porn in the Assembly. He wonders whether there is something to be learnt from the incident. Back with another weekly installment of laughter, Panditji hopes that you will enjoy this week's Chanakya's Chant. ....


Monday , February 06, 2012

All the PM's wishes...


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OK, I know it isn't Christmas, but what the hell! I think of my wish list for Santa Claus almost everyday. Panditji was wondering whether Prime Ministers also have wish lists of their own... and you know what? They do! Back with another instalment of Chanakya's Chant of the week, Panditji examines how today's kids have unreasonable expectations. Enjoy! ....


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More about Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi is the author of two fiction bestsellers, Chanakya’s Chant—a historical thriller that delves into contemporary politics, and The Rozabal Line—a theological thriller that examines the ancient connective tissue between world religions. The Rozabal Line was released in India by Tata-Westland in 2008 and went on to remain a bestseller for several consecutive months. Chanakya’s Chant was released in February 2011 and shot into every bestseller list of India, including number one on India Today's bestseller list within a few weeks. In June 2011, UTV Motion Pictures announced its intention to make a movie based on the novel. Ashwin is a businessman and holds a master’s degree from Yale. He schooled at the Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and thereafter completed a BA from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He's also pursuing a doctorate in Creative Writing. Writing is his passion and, in his own words, he's "an entrepreneur by day and novelist by night". He lives in Mumbai with his wife and son. Each week, Ashwin takes a look at current events and presents his take on them via a witty comic strip entitled ‘Chanakya’s Chant of the Week’.
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