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Tarun Tejpal’s Other Rape

The muckraking magazine, which developed a reputation for exposing corruption in the public sphere seems to have engaged in shady financial shenanigans of its own, not unlike the ones it so loudly inveighed against.

Fiesta of Fun and Frolic

In idyllic-sylvan Goa, the state government spends a fortune to aid King of Chaos or King Momo govern his unruly kingdom.

Emotions Are The New Rational

Touching human emotions is not a new trend in the advertising world as since time immemorial brands have narrated stories which try to hit the mind as well as the heart of our consumers.

More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Mumbai's Restaurant King

As the years passed, Poojari himself became a legend credited with bringing respect and dignity to Mumbai’s favourite street foods like ‘paav-bhaji’ or ‘puri-bhaji’ which was once consumed at corner carts.

Can Technology Save the News

Could this new band of news media owners shape a technology-led business model that will be profitable and protect the integrity of impartial, ideology-free journalism? Ultimately, according to Wharton experts, the ball will rest with the consumer.

Malcolm Gladwell On The Advantages Of Disadvantages

He starts the book by dissecting the classic tale of David and Goliath, challenging our beliefs about what the story tells us regarding underdogs and giants, and ultimately, our fundamental assumptions about power.

Literary Wars

With uncharacteristic belligerence, the playwright-actor Girish Karnad exposes the clay feet of two global icons in literature — Nobel laureates Rabindranath Tagore and V.S.Naipaul. Is his outburst justified.

Ek Tha Tiger

Parsing the raging controversy unleashed by Girish Karnad’s broadsides against V.S. Naipaul and the revered Gurudev.

NRI Dreams and Parental Nightmares

Overseas Indian oftentimes leave behind aging parents, many of who suffer the pangs of loneliness and abandonment.

The Dumbos of Bollywood

Is Bollywood dumb, lazy or plain indifferent to physical or psychological differences and uses them as a convenient soft target for laughs or tears?

Till Marriage Do Us Part

Happy everafter in holy matrimony, maybe. But sexy starlets divorce their fans when they hitch up.

Why America is Losing the Race for Talent

"Brain drain is a European phenomenon. It’s an Indian phenomenon. It’s a Chinese phenomenon. It’s not an American thing. We don’t have brain drain in America."

Predators Abroad

India Inc. eyes targets abroad.

Divided States of America

American politics has assumed many of the unhealthy characteristics of its Indian counterpart, such as communal vote banks divided along religious and caste lines — reflected by Southern evangelist and white voters on the Republican side, arrayed against minority and women voters on the Democratic side.

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Identity, Architecture, Modernity

Modernity as a concept is not something that should be, or is, exclusively generated in the West, but is also a product of time and place. Why should modernity be exclusively restricted to the standards used in the West?

What’s So Hot About Celebrities?

Why do pop stars, movie divas and sports hunks drive us nuts?

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Mofussil India Sizzles

Are these films really the new cinema, worthy of the hype and celebration and the new directors really the new stars and trail-blazers offering pulsating, exciting, no-holds-barred, creative chutzpah that separates the real from the fluff?

Kushti

Traditional Indian wrestling isn’t just a sport — it’s an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together and follow a strict regimen on everything from what they can eat to what they can do in their spare time. Drinking, smoking and even sex are off limits.

Restaurant Sites Target Scale

“Indians are a lazy bunch,” laughs Goyal. “So we wanted to create something very close to their physical world. While menupages.com has menus in [a] standardized format, we scanned the actual menu cards and then put them up.”

How About a National Dumb Day?

We live in a cool, informal and let-it-all-hang-out-environment. Nothing is sacrosanct and irreverence towards buttoned-down conventions and established norms is the new popular mantra.

Republican Sunset

Indian Americans have not experienced the frontal brunt of the GOP’s hostile policies toward immigrants and minorities. Yet, Democrats enjoy far stronger support among Indian Americans than they do, for example, among Hispanics, who are significantly more impacted by the GOP’s uncompromising stance on immigration and welfare.

Ghost Walls Speak

How did archaeologists trace the ghost walls, which curiously is an archaeological term?

Feasting All Night Long

Come dusk and the winding lanes of the Jama Masjid area come alive with the sights and sounds — and smells — of celebrations. Of chicken tikkas sizzling, mutton kebabs roasting over blazing fires, giant woks of puris and massive cauldrons of curries, biryanis, steaming milk, etc.

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Bewitching Allure of Home

Returning NRIs are quickly realizing that the nostalgia of the past seldom withstands the harsh realities of an extended stay.

Return of India's Prodigal Daughters

What of the prodigal daughters? Why must I hum and dawdle when my mother urges me to come home? Why does the promise of better jobs and being closer to my family not have me packing my bags now?

Feeling Music with Amjad Ali Khan

“When Amjad Ali Khan performs, he carries with him a deep human spirit, a warm feeling and a sense of caring.”

Far Away Home

Gurmale Singh Grewal's third generation family-owned Singh Developments has become one of the largest Indian real estate empires in the United States.

Have Global E-Tailers Missed the Bus in India?

India's base of unique Internet users has grown rapidly, reaching 120 million and expected to expand to more than 350 million by 2015. India’s unique mobile subscriber base is 600 million.

Bollywood’s Hollywood Fixation

Sure, Bollywood is on the rise, but as a global force that instantly demands and gets respect, awe, admiration and attention, sorry folks, Hollywood is the real thing.

GOP Convention of Liars

The Republican Party, which has nominated an Ayn Rand faddist Paul Ryan as its nominee for vice president to placate the extremist wing of the party, recognizes well that the vision of dismantling the widely popular social safety net of social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, etc., would be toxic and disastrous in an election.

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To Hell With Bollywood

Even megastars like Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are rebelling against Bollywood— the word that is.

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