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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Let's be fair on fare
In the 1890s, my mother’s grandfather joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway. For my family, this...
grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Quietly brilliant
It is unfortunate that one of India’s finest tennis players has played the last professional...
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...
PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
English or Hindi, slip not on tongue
Much is being made in the media about Narendra Modi, who speaks good English, planning to talk...
Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Driving out bribe
Nitin Gadkari has come up with the first people-friendly big idea of the new government. The...
hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Choose your side, world
In a welcome move, New Delhi has called off the talks scheduled between foreign secretaries of...
strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
25 things Bollywood taught me
I have spent a considerable portion of my life at the movies, what with one thing and another. I...
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...
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
The Yale fail
Sarika, the talented, light-eyed actor of yore, has always been her own person. She was one of the...
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...
Last Word Patrick French
Patrick French
The lives of others
Earlier this month I had a strange experience: I spent an evening in a graveyard with a group of...
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
We need answers
This Independence Day, one hopes there will be some reflection by Prime Minister Modi on the...
rapid fire Nupur Sharma
Nupur Sharma
Why the selective outrage?
While India reels under a spate of crimes against women and those committed by fanatics, some of...
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...
Art to Heart Amjad Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan
The confluence of traditions
I had the privilege of meeting Narendra Modi, albeit briefly, in Chennai and Mumbai before he...
mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
The fall and fall of Narendra Modi
The first straw in the wind has been the result of the three Uttarakhand bypolls that the Congress won in July 2014. The Modi wave that had swept the country in May suddenly collapsed in Uttarakhand,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Let's be fair on fare
In the 1890s, my mother’s grandfather joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway. For my family, this began a four-generation association with the railways. He rose to become an assistant engineer, working in the area ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
Quietly brilliant
It is unfortunate that one of India’s finest tennis players has played the last professional match of his career and is yet to be accorded the kind of hero’s farewell, which he so richly deserves, by ...  »