Controversies

  • Viswaroopam: Multi-dimensionional learning curve

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The saga involving the Tamil film Viswaroopam seems never ending. Irrespective of one's personal views on Kamal Hassan, his genius is unquestionable and his freedom...

  • IIT single entrance exam: Systems need change, not just exams

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The single entrance exam proposed has created quite a stir. The students are not too comfortable with it, the parents are disillusioned by it and...

  • The Castle, the Commoners and their cronies

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    Seldom does the Indian media today act as the cronies of the commoners. However, when it does, especially in pelting stones at the castle, it...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • The Army Chief's year of birth

    Strategic Eye |  CN Anand
    It would never occur to any General to get just a one year extension by claiming that his YOB as per Military Secretary's records was...

  • The Kocchi-coo of cricket

    Rudra's space |  Rudra Narayan Sharma
    When today will be yesterday, this will be our Twitterchalisa. Once upon a time in a land wow-wowed as Youngistan, there lived a ...

  • Big Boys play at night

    Flying Trapeze |  Arijit Sen
    India's northeast, like the rest of the nation, seems to be hit by the IPL virus. In Thomas Freidman's flat world, IPL, the pundits tell...

  • There still are a few good men

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    It is when all is crumbling around us that we seek shelter in solidity. Integrity is reassuring when scoundrels who previously masqueraded as pioneers ...

  • Can we have our game back please?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The fan is cricket's cotton wool. It is the wide eyed admiration of a 12-year-old standing in line for his hero's autograph that ambition is...

  • Power, Money & IPL

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    The Modi-Tharoor match has turned out to be much more keenly watched than any of the IPL matches so far. Like any other match, there...

  • Gochi in Kochi: let's play it straight

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Here's a story that perhaps best exemplifies how far Indian cricket has traveled. In the mid-1950s, India was playing New Zealand. The players at the...