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  • Why Detective Kutty will vote for AAP

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    These are good days for the aam aadmi. I have been hired by some big MNCs, a few political parties in India and several spy...

  • Why even an NDF dog cannot wag the on-shore tail, much less an NDF tail wagging the on-shore dog

    Uncluttering the Clutter |  VK Sharma
    There is quite some compulsive feel, rather than any grounding in logic and reason, to the current hype and hoopla over Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF) market...

  • Syria: The Corner Obama has painted himself into

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The clock was ticking, yet 30 minutes after US President Obama was due to address his country on the decision to strike Syria from the...

  • The flip side of buying American arms

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Could 2013 see Washington pushing India harder on arms sales? The buzz is that President Obama, in his second term, will do precisely that (perhaps...

  • Four more years!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Now that Barack Obama has won a second term, let's look at some of the reasons for his victory in what was predicted as a...

  • The spectre of vote rigging in Battleground Ohio

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The mainstream media is geared for the biggest political spectacle of the year. Newsrooms are abuzz as the final lap of the US Presidential race...

  • 'Transgenic agriculture is not an American conspiracy against India'

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    There is 'not a shred of evidence' that genetically-modified food is harmful to humans yet a committee appointed by the Supreme Court has advised a...

  • The politics of disaster: Hurricane Sandy and the US elections

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Hurricane Sandy pounded the eastern coast of the United States, the campaign dynamics of the presidential elections changed dramatically even though temporarily. During Sandy,...

  • Frankenstorm!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    The megastorm Sandy, demoted from the position of hurricane, has been ravaging the East Coast of the US for the last three days. As of...

  • US Prez polls and the big bucks campaigns

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    There seems to be cold hard realism within our Indian sensibilities that money and electoral politics is a toxic cocktail for parliamentary democracy. Whenever well-funded...

  • Where anonymity is bliss, and rial-ity harsh: Welcome to Tehran!

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    I was onboard the Prime Minister's Special Air India One to report the 16th NAM summit last August. As the plane began its descent towards...

  • Facing an inconvenient truth

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Sometimes, turning full circle takes no time. Eighteen months after NATO forces bombed Qadhafi's Libya citing their responsibility to protect the citizens of Benghazi, U.S....

  • Something amiss with Obama's youth vote

    Postcards from DC |  Daaman Thandi
    "I am not registered to vote and frankly I don't care," says 19-year-old Sahira Singh, in her 2nd year at George Washington University in Washington...

  • Andy Roddick carried USA hopes admirably

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    Andy Roddick chased the groundstroke halfway around the baseline to meet it. The return was well wide. Roddick changed his racquet to his left hand,...

  • The right to bear arms

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Another morning, news of another shooting. This in New Jersey, where an employee returned after his shift to shoot out the store he worked at,...

  • What's to celebrate about India?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    The annual India Day Parade in New York and the flashy display of all that patriotism by NRIs made me start to wonder what it's...

  • The deadliest expression of hate

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    In the 21st century, cultural cohesion is an inevitable effect of the world becoming more inter-connected. Particularly in Western cities, all national, racial, religious elements...

  • The Fareed Zakaria episode and the hypocrisy of American media

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    In a piece Fareed Zakaria wrote for Time on gun control after the tragic Wisconsin gurdwara massacre, he lifted a passage from Harvard University history...

  • Blog: Why does America want a base in Bangladesh? (And why India isn't amused)

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The vehement denials are in. But the waters are already muddied, especially given contextual developments. Both America and Bangladesh's pooh-pooing of an Indian news report...

  • India losing track of national interest in the Iran-US melee

    Faulty Altie |  Altamash Hashmi
    The growing rift between Iran and the United States took me back to my days at the United Nations(UN) in New York last year. I...

  • Kali-Ma beer controversy: Stop complaining

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    Films are dangerous. Ask the person who named 'Kali-Ma', the beer named after the Hindu goddess Kali. The beer, by the Burnside Brewing Company based...

  • False step: India's turnaround on Syria

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Exactly one year after the drumroll began for international intervention in Gaddafi's Libya, the stage is being set for the same in Syria. Armed with...

  • Why Iran may not be behind the attacks...

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    I don't think Iran or Hezbollah is behind the series of attacks that have targeted Israeli citizens and establishments in the last one week. I...

  • I was not privy to the US OBL operation

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Ever since the Memo scandal broke, our media mongers, whose previous almost daily predictions over the past four years about the demise of the democratic...

  • Averting the next Afghanistan

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's flight path from Tripoli to Kabul this week should have given the US administration some reason to reflect on...

  • US Open 2011: Watch out for the dark horses Mr Murray

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    With all the talk about Andy Murray having the opportunity of a lifetime in the upcoming United States Open which commences on Monday, one could...

  • Ring in the new, India

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If politics were to mirror celluloid, then clearly our netas seem out of step. A fortnight ago, two Hindi films were released: 'Budha Hoga Tera...

  • No English, no Urdu, no Hindi... only Pashto!

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    This, spoken vehemently by a boy no more than 7 or 8 years old in the lift of Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel. He was looking directly...

  • OBL: Victory out of the jaws of defeat

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Dead Osama bin Laden's (OBL) ghost has struck again claiming over 80 lives in Charsaddah. As a consequence of May 2 Abbottabad episode such incidents...

  • Dealing with an untrustworthy neighbour

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    While practical considerations may rule out India doing a Geronimo EKIA on the 26/11 kingpins, Dr. Singh's extra pacifist approach is nothing short of a...