H R Venkatesh

  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead 27-02-2014 08:28 PM

    A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. ...
  • A Conversation About Rape

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    As I waited at the Delhi-Noida toll booth on the drive to work on Friday, I rang a friend. Don't you know a woman ...

  • Congress sends emissaries to quell protests over Telangana statehood 02-08-2013 09:40 PM

    More than 25 Congress MLAs, at least five ministers and seven MPs have resigned to protest against Telangana statehood. ...
  • Foodgrains left to rot in open in Punjab 17-06-2013 10:24 AM

    Gurdaspur: The government might be trying hard to get its ambitious Food Bill passed in Parliament, but it is doing very little to improve storage infrastructure for foodgrains in the country. With the monsoon lashing the fertile state of Punjab, precious foodgrains are set to rot because of the lack...
  • Music review: Three Wheels, Nine Lives 31-10-2012 11:25 AM

    Colourblind Chameleons Chuck a stone into any college campus in metropolitan India, and chances are it would land on a student who plays in a rock band. That’s how common they are now. No real story there. Okay then, how about those who’ve made their name by not covering songs...
  • Irrigation scam: Farmers' land rights should be ensured, says Gadkari 06-10-2012 11:27 PM

    BJP President Nitin Gadkari lashed out at the Congress for targetting him over his letter to the Centre. ...
  • 'Six Metres of Pavement' defeats easy stereotyping 22-07-2012 12:34 AM

    "Want to review some queer fiction?" "Sure", I said, and that's how I got reading Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor. But the book defeats easy stereo-typing and it's as much about queers as Hum Aapke Ke Hain Kaun! is about Hindus. Yes, there are plenty of them in...
  • 'A Free Man' is big, both on form and substance 22-12-2011 08:11 PM

    'A Free Man' by Aman Sethi is smallish and compact, much like its protagonist Mohammed Ashraf. The book comes encased in an elegant white dust jacket that to me cried out to be picked up. And once I turned a few pages, I found I couldn't put it down easily,...
  • Rahul Gandhi arrested and released 11-05-2011 11:13 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was released on personal bond late on Wednesday night, a couple of hours after being arrested by Uttar Pradesh police. He reached Delhi late on Wednesday night. The Congress General Secretary is now back in Delhi. He was held at the Kasna jail...
  • The scent of 'middle class' revolution

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    H R Venkatesh recorded impressions during a night out at the agitation in Jantar Mantar. "Is there even one person here who ...

  • What Bangalore wants from Yeddy's government 27-05-2008 03:18 AM

    Bridgetown: Legendary former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has yet again slammed the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) management of the sport in the region and said its treatment of senior players leaves a lot to be desired. In an interview with a British tabloid, Holding accused WICB chief...
  • Looking for Yeddyurappa?

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    H R Venkatesh sent updates from his phone, till 5 pm in the evening on Counting Day, Karnataka. Here are excerpts. 4:30 ...

  • First flight takes from the new Bengaluru airport 24-05-2008 02:23 AM

    New Delhi: A TV 'sting operation' may have cast doubts over the credibility of the IPL but Delhi Daredevils batsman Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday said the team's focus has not changed despite the spot-fixing allegations as regards some players. No Delhi player has been associated with the inquiry but five...
  • Feeling the waters: Mangalore may vote Cong 14-05-2008 05:39 PM

    Port of Spain: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels that Australia lacks the fire-power to reclaim the Ashes from Andrew Strauss's Englishmen. I don't think this Australian team is a very good squad. I think they are okay, a reasonable set of cricketers, but I don't see them...
  • Dry Day: EC calls for wine shops shutdown tommorrow 09-05-2008 10:16 PM

    Pune: Buoyed by an upset win over Mumbai Indians in their tournament-opener, Pune Warriors will look to affirm their superiority over Kings XI Punjab when the two teams lock horns in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the newly-constructed Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Sunday. The...
  • B'lore: Sagging infrastructure new govt's first challenge 08-05-2008 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram says fitness and bench strength will hold key in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, which will see nine teams playing across the country over 54 days and 74 matches. With all the travel involved and summer upon us, fitness will...
  • Medical waste plant sets up shop near homes 25-07-2007 12:34 AM

    New Delhi: Bio-medical waste must be disposed of far away from people's homes but a company has turned the law on its head in a residential colony in Delhi. The Synergy bio-medical waste treatment facility is deep inside Sukhdev Vihar, a collection of apartments in South-East Delhi. The plant treats...
  • Roger and Rafael: a burgeoning rivalry

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    Just when I was thinking it would be better to watch Aicham Qureshi (because he volleys on grass) than all those baseline bashers with ...

  • A Raja must do whatever IT takes 16-05-2007 08:09 AM

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  • Aussies champs, viewers tramps 29-04-2007 06:42 AM

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  • River row: TN happy, K'taka sulks 05-02-2007 08:13 PM

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  • Cauvery Waters: Why they matter 04-02-2007 07:03 PM

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  • NOT QUITE CRICKET 19-10-2006 08:21 PM

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  • Book Review: A Scoop! from history 28-09-2006 11:55 AM

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  • Viva Las Agassi 05-09-2006 03:28 PM

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  • Highway takes toll on Gowda 08-06-2006 09:21 AM

    The Karnataka government's planning a new bill that'll help it take over the project from private hands. ...
  • Ingredients of a classic game 19-05-2006 05:04 PM

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