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Sports
Players to Watch Out For

Open picks its own favourites to watch during the World Cup in South Africa.

02 June 2010
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Business
The Herbal Fuel Druid

The semi-literate ‘inventor’ of herbal petrol has a secure place in the modern Indian pantheon of conmen. After 15 year, he’s back with new tricks.

27 May 2010
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Business
Anil Ambani’s Dream Falters

Dhirubhai’s younger son is a businessman who once had the grandest of plans for his half of Reliance in a wide variety of sectors. Today, he has little to show for them.

22 May 2010
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Business
Niira Radia’s Nightmare

For India’s most successful public image manager to suffer an image crisis is an irony that requires us to think beyond the obvious.

06 May 2010
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Sports
The Buck Doesn’t Stop with Modi

The BCCI’s charges against Lalit Modi are unlikely to get very far so long as there are fears of what else might show up.

28 April 2010
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Books
The Mahabharat Retranslated

When a renowned free market economist takes to translating an entire epic from the original classical Sanskrit, his passion can only be marvelled at.

28 April 2010
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Business
Last Wicket

It is not just about Lalit Modi and some greedy businessmen and politicians. If the IPL mess is not contained quickly, the entire world cricket economy could be staring at disaster.

22 April 2010
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Sports
Indian Tainted League

The latest controversy surrounding the Indian Premier League will impact its credibility as a professionally run sporting spectacle.

15 April 2010
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Sports
Test Cricket Is Forever

It better be, for no business that takes its core customers for granted can survive long. If Tests go, cricket dies.

15 April 2010
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Art & Culture
The Mother of All Epics

As a masterpiece of poetry, it remains unparalleled. As a signifier of a civilisation’s ethical and spiritual heritage, it is unsurpassed. What makes it so unique is that it is ‘alive’ in many senses of the word.

01 April 2010

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 a member of Rajya Sabha and 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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