Kumar

  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • Why BJP allied with Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha in Bihar

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    While the Bharatiya Janata Party gears up for Lok Sabha elections, in Bihar its leaders have gone all out to ensure that the party gets...

  • Bihar parties junk development agenda, state back in caste quagmire

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    In 2007-08, as the country was beginning to notice the dramatic turnaround in Bihar under the Janata Dal United-Bharatiya Janata Party government, another equally stunning...

  • Dear would-be-PMs, tell me why I should vote for you, not why I shouldn't for your rivals

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    It's been a month of rallies, speeches, words, potshots - all but value - from our leaders, our would-be-Prime Ministers. Sitting in the newsroom and...

  • Detective Kutty makes sense of Rahul's 'nonsense'

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    To Detective Narayanan Kutty Pin Code: 110001 Dear Mr Kutty, We, the residents of Arabian Nights MIG colony in Kochi, and more ...

  • Moving with The Shadow Lines

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    You get to the library by left-turning one too many times. I learnt that the hard way for the car's unpredictable GPS always led me...

  • Has BJP erred in projecting Narendra Modi?

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Narendra Modi's remarks likening the 2002 riots in Gujarat to puppies coming under a speeding car has understandably caused an uproar. It has brought home,...

  • Nitish-Modi clash or a realignment of Bihar's caste arithmetic?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    For the political journalist who thrives on caste arithmetic, Bihar is perhaps the last refuge. Even on a whistle-stop visit to Patna to interview the...

  • The anti-neta neta

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    AAP is doing what politicians have forgotten to do As the summer kicks in, people's representatives are often seen scurrying for their cool drawing ...

  • 1984 Anti-Sikh riots verdict: The pen was mighty but the hands were trembling

    Priyanka's Space |  Priyanka Dube
    It was nothing like anything. The scenes that unfolded at the Karkardooma Court post 2:40 pm on 30th April 2013 were a bewildering reminder of...

  • Champions Trophy: A Marker for Indian Selectors

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    In October 2000, most fans in this country were united in their loss of love for the game. The shadow of match fixing loomed large,...

  • Which Indian pacers will make the Champions Trophy?

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's the hits, the heaves and the "Yes maximums" that makes any T20 match an exciting and entertaining one. So if IPL 6 is high...

  • Shinde's list is one of abject failures

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Every Union home minister of the country has had to live literally in the shadow of the first occupant of the post. In the stairway...

  • Plenty of parallels between cricket and life

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    When you first attend cricket coaching at your local club, you see immediately that a great importance is given to being disciplined in your attitude...

  • Rahul vs Modi: the long and short of it

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    There is nothing journalists and the viewers love more than a 'big fight'. A Roger Federer is a great tennis player, but the legend is...

  • Jamui Diaries: Bihar has changed for good

    Faulty Altie |  Altamash Hashmi
    As I walked through the streets of Jamui, a district in southern Bihar, I kept wondering what has changed in this region since my last...

  • Remembering Rajesh Khanna: A musical for life!

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    My daadi called him the 'eye master'! I mean you don't expect a romantic streak in someone you've always known to be old.. but just...

  • Nitish, Modi risk knocking each other out

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Before a major heavyweight boxing title bout, there are sideshows on the day's entertainment. Call it a teaser or a trailer, the aim is to...

  • What happened to Rajesh Khanna?

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    I am assuming that most of us have seen the new Rajesh Khanna fan commercial by now. Isn't it fascinating to see Rajesh Khanna performing...

  • Helpless in a court of law

    Plain and Simple |  Parikshit Luthra
    A person often looks helpless and vulnerable in front of his wife or on the hospital bed and maybe even in the court room. How...

  • IPL and the India selection debate

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When the Indian Premier League came into being, with all its drama and cricket, the Men in Blue were a formidable unit. They were climbing...

  • Indecisiveness renders Antony's honesty hollow

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It is not without reason that AK Antony is referred to as 'Saint' Antony. When you've spent four decades in public life and don't have...

  • It's a wrap : On the Jaipur Lit Fest, fatigue and censorship

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Festival fatigue has indeed set in, but I must remember not to keep asking people if the massive crowds leave them feeling wiped out! The...

  • When hysteria dwarfs reason

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    At the end of Narendra Modi's Sadbhawna fast, it is evident that Modi has taken a clear and decisive lead in pitching himself as BJP's...

  • Kishore Kumar, the man behind the yodel

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Fondly called Kishoreda, India's music legend Kishore Kumar was the mellifluous master of immortal hits that redefined style in an industry governed by tradition. The...

  • In Forbes' India, Forbesganj remains an anomaly

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Bihar, in a new, resurgent India, is often presented as a case study of what a positive politics of development and inclusive growth can yield....

  • Women to determine poll results in Bihar

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    Women are in the process of scripting history. Never before have so many come out of their domestic confines to exercise their right to franchise...

  • The burden of being Nitish Kumar

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    Material change is always preceded by discursive change. In a state with feudal moorings and plagued with abject poverty, variable healthcare and education, poor infrastructure,...

  • A Symbol of Progress?

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    My sister has just joined IIT Bombay... And far from happy I am a little apprehensive. The issue is simple. Money. Specifically The Rupee. Not...