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Avinash Subramaniam

DUCKWORD
Duckworth-Lewis Method

The name comes from Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, two English statisticians who devised this system to decide rain-affected cricket games

12 June 2009
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Mangoes

Consume the luscious object of desire with both hands. If possible, slowly

12 June 2009
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Secularism

The word means little to the different people who live in this avowedly secular country

12 June 2009
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Beating the Heat

It’s hot. The topic, the weather and this week’s Hurried Man’s Guide. Before it gets unbearable, let me quickly share with you my take on it. Quickly

12 June 2009
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Star Trek

Vulcans are a humanoid species hailing from Planet Vulcan who are driven solely by reason and logic, with no interference from emotion.

12 June 2009
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The Suicide Pill

Also known as an L-pill or lethal pill, it contains a poisonous substance that a person ingests deliberately in order to avoid a far more unpleasant death

11 June 2009
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India
They are Hardworking and Hateworthy

The thing about hate—it’s about love, actually. It’s an emotion of denial. A defence mechanism. Hating a thing has much to do with coveting something about it.

09 June 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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