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Even the PMO had orphaned the Commonwealth Games in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, in Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life, talks about the alleged irregularities surrounding the 'orphaned' Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.

Manmohan Singh was aware of A Raja’s intentions in 2G case, but chose to remain silent: Vinod Rai

In his book 'Not Just An Accountant', then CAG Vinod Rai has written that Manmohan Singh was aware of the wrongdoings of A Raja but chose to remain silent.

Prabhakar was a street fighter but lost the test of integrity in friendship

In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about his friendship with Manoj Prabhakar and how the all-rounder failed a test of integrity.

The true story behind one of India’s darkest cricketing days: the 1996 World Cup semi-final

In this except from his book 'Imperfect', Sanjay Manjrekar talks about one of India's most controversial matches ever and debunks some conspiracy theories.

Sanjay Manjrekar on the dangers of using ‘locker room’ banter during cricket commentary

In this excerpt from his book 'Imperfect' Sanjay Manjrekar talks about the controversial incident in which former Australian cricketer Dean Jones called South African batsman Hashim Amla a terrorist.

Sanjay Manjrekar on his legendary father Vijay: A disturbed, frustrated and angry man

Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar bares his struggles, frailties, and personal issues with his illustrious father, Vijay Manjrekar.

2G spectrum allocation was a total bankruptcy of any pretence of morality: Vinod Rai

In this excerpt from his book titled 'Not Just An Accountant', former CAG Vinod Rai writes about how the auditor came up with the number and its consequences. 

China’s objective in the 1962 war was to teach India a lesson, says new book

A new book attempts to dispel the notion that India was the provocateur in the 1962 war with China. 'China's India War' by Bertil Lintner says that China had caught India by surprise and it had a simple objective.

Gauri Lankesh on when the Bajrang Dal wanted an Ayodhya in the south

In 2003, Hindu groups laid siege to a dargah in Karnataka, calling it the Ayodhya of South. Here is what Gauri Lankesh wrote about it on 3 December 2003 in Lankesh Patrike.

PM Modi’s economic advisory panel member bats for universal basic income

In his latest book titled 'The New Wealth of Nations', Bhalla explains how a universal income for the poor is a welfare system whose time may have come across the world.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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