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Shovon Chowdhury

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Living
How Not To End Up Divorced

Adultery used to be the leading threat to marital peace, but then someone complicated everything by inventing the World Cup. Here’s a survival guide for those at risk.

02 June 2010
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Art & Culture
The Beatles are Fifty

What can you possibly say about The Beatles that hasn’t been said before?

17 March 2010
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Arts & Letters
Come Back, Elvis

Elvis, all ye mortals, was obviously an alien with superpowers. This explains everything, from his remarkable music to the crazy love he inspired. On his 75th year, Open calls for the King to rejoin his people.

13 January 2010
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World
The Decade in Review

President Sarah Palin, Google dollars and the birth of the new state of Talibstan. Tsk tsk, and that’s the good news compared to China’s response to India’s ‘obduracy’ on Tibet and Aishwarya Rai.

30 December 2009
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Arts & Letters
Happy Birthday, Asterix!

At the banquet to celebrate their 50th anniversary, his tummy bursting with boar and ears straining to drown out Cacofonix, a fan tries to remember exactly why he loves these Gallic warriors.

27 October 2009
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Books
Blast from the Past

A Hitchhiker’s Guide for the inter-galactic tourist with a mission? The lunacy of Douglas Adams sure is dead

21 October 2009
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Arts & Letters
Space Cadet

This author lost his boyhood to science fiction. It was a bit like Dante’s hell: abandon ye all hope, those who enter here

26 June 2009

Authors

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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle

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