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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.

I always had a soft spot for Shashi Kapoor, I remember his eyelashes: Sharmila Tagore

Shashi Kapoor, the luminous, talented, dimpled and twinkle-eyed charmer of Indian cinema, died at the age of 79 after a prolonged period of immobility and fragile health.

Manmohan, Sonia, Chidambaram, Sibal, all opposed retrospective tax: Pranab Mukherjee

What foreign investors need is certainty in tax laws and not a tax-free environment, the former President and finance minister argues to justify his controversial tax decision.

On Camera

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Constitution of India | Wikimedia Commons

Is Indian Constitution an elite document? Bheels, Kalbelias changing this one song at a time

British constitutional Scholar, Sir Ivor Jennings, called the Indian Constitution a ‘lawyer’s paradise’ because of the complex language it adopted.
Representational image | Flickr

Indian rural women aren’t waiting passively for help. Digital payments are working

Making businesses digital is helping rural women merchants cope better with the current crisis and tap into new economic opportunities.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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