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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Bullet points
One of the blockbuster announcements of this year’s railway budget was the bullet train. To...
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grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
American dream come true
It is sheer love for the game that nurtures an upcoming tennis player.  As one begins to...
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Reviving the Economy Shutapa Paul
Shutapa Paul
PSUs to economy's rescue?
The central government has often arm-twisted Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) into coughing up...
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PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
Hell, high water and hope
Environmentalists and NGOs put on a we-told-you-so smirk when natural disasters strike, and they...
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Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Desert rise
When a typhoon called Vasundhara Raje swept out the Congress government in Rajasthan last December,...
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hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Perception is everything
Prime Minister Modi's visit to Japan and the strong message of strategic cooperation sent out...
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strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
The moment authors fear
When I was a young person, back in the day, authors were mysterious people who you read but did not...
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Schizo Nation Anuja Chauhan is a best-selling author, screen-writer and advertising consultant. She is best known for her novel, The Zoya Factor
Anuja Chauhan
Kill me now
So, have you seen that new Airtel ad? It’s quite nicely cast, directed and edited. This...
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The Sexes Shobhaa De is a novelist and social commentator with several best-selling books to her credit. She was editor at Stardust, Society and Celebrity
Shobhaa De
Finding Fanny... and a cleavage, too!
Sorry… this is sounding like a storm in two (tea) cups. Deepika Padukone has a very nice...
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Touchline Nidhun Thankachan
Nidhun Thankachan
Brazil demolish Spain to lift Confederations Cup
Score: Brazil 3 (Fred 2’, 47’, Neymar 44’) - 0 Spain“Brazil doing to Spain...
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Last Word Patrick French
Patrick French
A lifetime of fellowship
This is coming to you from a charming 19th century mansion-turned-office in New Haven, a university...
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Masala Musings Kishwar Desai is a writer, who has worked in print and television journalism. Her novel, Witness By Night won the UK's Costa First Novel Award in 2010
Kishwar Desai
Driving on the edge
Some years ago, while I was running a TV channel, we occasionally had to drive to small towns where...
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rapid fire Nupur Sharma
Nupur Sharma
In the name of love
The endless debates on love jihad on national television have prompted me to pen this. They cite...
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game seth and match Suhel Seth
Suhel Seth
Dimwits and blabbermouths
I am amazed at the quality of spokespersons that some political parties have bestowed themselves...
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Art to Heart Sanjna Kapoor
Sanjna Kapoor
Happy home, truly
When I was 18 and freshly back in Bombay from London, I was trying to get odd jobs relating to...
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mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
Undoing Planning
In all the brouhaha over winding up the Planning Commission, the key unanswered question remains:...
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Guest column Kouchner is former foreign minister of France and founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres, an international organisation for medical humanitarian aid.
Bernard Kouchner
The Syrian volcano

We are told that we should avoid civil war in Syria, even as it unfolds before our eyes. We...
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Funda Mental Kunal Vjayakar is an actor, director, television personality and political satirist
Kunal Vijayakar
Bringing up uncle
Happy New Year!” It's my 11-year-old nephew calling early on the first day of...
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Guest Views
2011 Annual
India needs to step in
The Arab Spring so far has hit countries with medium to low Indian population. The only exception...
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Diary of an Army Wife A series of accounts by the wife of a soldier
An Army Wife
Au revoir friends!
The past two years has been a wonderful journey and learning experience for me. I have loved...
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Your Money Renjit C.S.
Renjit C.S.
Healthy option
All is well in buying health insurance till a claim arises. To bring in more accountability and...
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freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Bullet points
One of the blockbuster announcements of this year’s railway budget was the bullet train. To be constructed with international collaboration, the bullet train is expected to run at about 300kmph and will operate ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
American dream come true
It is sheer love for the game that nurtures an upcoming tennis player.  As one begins to follow the sport with a growing passion, it is Grand Slam tournaments that capture your imagination and, soon, for a ...  »
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