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‘Yes, I Don’t Like Pakistan’

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie speaks of a failure called Pakistan, and why his lawyer told him proving Indira Gandhi was not of good character was the only way to save his skin

Clutter Buster

The UM 710 Mimo Monitor offers the extra space you need to keep your most-used apps at hand

Max Phone

This HTC Max 4G will be a collectors’ item soon. It is the first 4G phone to the market. But don’t import it just yet

The Long Bore

The story is about the author’s father who travels down memory lane beginning from pre-Partition Hindustan, and everything else afterward

Critical Condition

Last fortnight, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra was nominated for the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Here, he lambastes English literary sensibility in India

Wrist Click

The mobile phone made wrist watches redundant. But the wrist was forlorn. Well, the mobile phone has obliged

New Book, Old Murthy

The book is a collection of his speeches and, unlike his colleague Nilekani (who wrote Imagining India), does not work on a roadmap for India

What Orwell Owes to Motihari

The great novelist was born in Bihar. Who cares to remember? None, if the derelict state of his house is any indication

Battery Bike

It is surely not in the Yamaha YZF R1 category, but the Zero S has more power than most petrol powered bikes on our roads

Riot and Wrong

As the Jarnail Singh incident reminds us, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots still rankle. This essay from Khushwant Singh’s Why I Supported the Emergency explains why

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