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chef's choice Oberoi is grand executive chef at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Hemant Oberoi
Not a dull moment
When I was young, I asked my mother, “What will I be? Will I be a doctor? Will I be an Army...
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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Rooting for the Muffler Man
Watching Arvind Kejriwal’s speech at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan shortly after he was sworn...
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grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
An evening to remember
It has been a few weeks since I achieved the magical ranking of world no. 1 in women's doubles,...
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Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Plant development
The meteorological department has predicted that the monsoon will be normal and will arrive on...
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hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Seek intellectual inputs
The outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to China, Mongolia and South Korea has...
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PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
More cops please, not laws
Many years ago a school bus fell into the Yamuna. Several children trapped in it couldn't be...
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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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strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
Instant and intruding
There was a time when we passed notes to each other in class. This was seen as the height of...
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Mystic Eye Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
One Body, One Nation
The land of Nepal, home to about ten of the world's highest mountain peaks, was established by...
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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
Angels in uniform
My first thought on hearing the news about the passing away of 67-year-old former nurse Aruna...
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Last Word Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai
Wedlock or deadlock
Have you ever wondered when and how the institution of marriage started and for what? Or have you...
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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
AAPocalypse now!
Visibility, they say, can make or break political careers. I agree. I have seen plenty of people...
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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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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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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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Art to Heart Sanjna Kapoor
Sanjna Kapoor
Not a walk in the park
The Arab poet Adonis in a recent interview said, “Politics never created the identity of...
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mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
The threat and the fret
By the time this is published, the crisis over the 200 villagers being held hostage by the...
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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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chef's choice  |  Hemant Oberoi
Not a dull moment
When I was young, I asked my mother, “What will I be? Will I be a doctor? Will I be an Army officer?” I never said chef, but became one. Enough is said about passion and creativity, but what goes in ...  »
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Rooting for the Muffler Man
Watching Arvind Kejriwal’s speech at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan shortly after he was sworn in as chief minister, I was glad he tempered the overenthusiasm and too-keen ambition of some of his Aam Aadmi Party ...  »
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