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Cricket stages diplomacy: A study of three ventures

“In the South Asia territory that was once the British Imperial Raj, cricket is more than a game. From the rugged tribal reaches of Baluchistan in western Pakistan to the mangrove forests of Bengal, it is practically a religion, a sport that dominates every open space from the Iran border to Burma, the Hindu Kush Mountains to the Andaman Islands.

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Free speech and the riff raff

In this day and age, a lot of journalists are finding it difficult to hide their political leanings. However, newspaper editors, if not reporters, are supposed to be level-headed, calm and very balanced in their views on a public space, because after all, what they say is read by so many and can influence so many others. 751 more words

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Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966)

Considering ‘arranged marriages’ were—and still are—so common in India, the fact that old Hindi cinema tended to focus mostly on ‘love marriages’ seems rather odd to me. 2,466 more words

Dusted Off

BJP to be sued by Doordarshan for plagiarising 'Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan'.

As soaps go, this takes the suds.

Close on the heels of the Prashar Bharati editing controversy, and following the BJP’s astounding election victory with their lotus blooming across the length and breadth of the sub-continent, Doordarshan accused the BJP of copying the winning formula of their hit talk show ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’. 349 more words


Saffron India

The saffron deluge has taken everyone by surprise, like an early monsoon. The Modi storm carried away with it, anyone who rode with him and demolished all others, barring regional stalwarts like Amma, Naveen Patnaik and Didi. 938 more words

Great Farewell Speech from Former PM, Manmohan Singh...

Before leaving his office on last day, the nation asked Mr.Prime Minister to deliver his farewell speech…


Fare thee well

As Manmohan Singh retires from active politics, an era draws to an end. When the Indian Premiere bids his adieu to the South Block, its time to look back at the past decade to conclude if history will be kind to him. 893 more words

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