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Khobragade Arrest: Of Laws and Traditions

One thing anyone who wants to understand Indian politics must know is that a diplomat is a highly honoured position in the Indian political hierarchy. This veneration of an individual who seeks to resolve issues through dialogue is a skill that is looked upon fondly by Indians as it is part of the rich cultural…

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Ask Someone: Heard about Typhoon Haiyan?

Two weeks ago, the answer to the question would have been: “My God, yes. How can you not know man! 10,000 dead! Climate change man..we’ve got to do something about this..:” Give it a few more weeks and the answer will be less encouraging. It’s the nature of the world we live in. Rather, it’s…

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India – A Bird Caged by Poverty

It’s one of those things that we’re hard-wired to do being part of a young nation. The culture of celebrating even the most minor achievements has become a very “Indian” thing to do. Achievement without honour So it was with great pride I walked down the halls of a British university not long ago, announcing…

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If Tarun Tejpal can’t keep it in his pants..

  I’m going to keep this short. It’s a simple thought. One that scares me and at the same time enlightens me. What do you do when Chief Editor and founder of a renowned, generally anti-establishment, pro-women publication is arrested on charges of rape? You sit dumbfounded. The anger seeps in and you unleash the…