The new Indian millionaire is savvier, less in thrall of big brands and more dictated by his design sensibility, his utilitarian needs, and a heady and often quirky mix of styles. He can leave you, and marketers, guessing.
Cellphone technology is set to blister its way ahead, thanks to 3G services. One can hear the death-knell of the short message.
To boost milk production, the common bull is threatened by a fate that should horrify anyone with a conscience. It’s time to protest against this cruel government policy.
Global fashion was chasing an Indian dream. The dream is now over.
A workshop on how to write the soul stirring stuff has this correspondent choking at the broth dished out. With laughter, that is.
With digital photo lenses all around us, life is no longer what it was. Public exposure is a constant threat. But relax, say megapixel historians, look at the bright side.
Maybe it’s time to get back to ground reality. The kitsch fashion revolution has outlasted its energy and purpose.
From a symbol of sarkari authority to a kitschy curiosity, there is nothing quite like the good old Ambassador.
The Kohinoor is not the largest diamond in the world. It’s even supposed to be unlucky for its owners. Yet, for Indians, it’s the only gem on earth that matters.
The Bundgala, India’s most famous fashion export to the West.
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Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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